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Google Nexus 7 (16GB)

Google Nexus 7 (16GB)
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Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 (gray, 32GB)

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 (gray, 32GB)
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Apple iPad Mini

Apple iPad Mini
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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9
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Price $198 at 1 store $229 to $496 at 5 stores $272 to $299 at 5 stores
CNET editors' rating
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 70 reviews 3.5 stars out of 21 reviews 3.5 stars out of 69 reviews 3.0 stars out of 12 reviews
Release date November 13, 2012 June 25, 2012 September 07, 2012 September 05, 2012
The Bottom Line With its excellent design, useful software features, and low starting price, the Nexus 7 is the cheapest way to experience the best that the Android OS has to offer. The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 combines an already proven design with a better camera, a faster processor, and a beautiful screen. If you want the full, polished Apple tablet experience in a smaller package, the iPad Mini is worth the premium price. Otherwise, good alternatives are available for less money. If you're looking for a pure media consumption experience, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 delivers better than any tablet before it. People looking for something more utilitarian, however, will want to look elsewhere.

Basic specs

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RAM installed size 1 GB
1 GB
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OS provided Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Android 4.0
Apple iOS
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Color support 24-bit
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Clock speed 1300 MHz
1.5 GHz
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Weight 12 oz
21.1 oz
0.68 lbs
20 oz
Height 4.7 in
7.1 in
7.87 in
9.4 in
Input device type Camera
Touch-screen
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Wireless connectivity Bluetooth
NFC
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 2.1
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Built-in devices Display
Speakerphone
Touchscreen
Digital camera
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