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Google Nexus 7 (16GB)

Google Nexus 7 (16GB)
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Apple iPad (4th generation)

Apple iPad (4th generation)
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Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 (gray, 32GB)

Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 (gray, 32GB)
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Barnes & Noble Nook HD+

Barnes & Noble Nook HD+
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Price $127 at 1 store $369 to $449 at 5 stores $189 to $506 at 5 stores
CNET editors' rating
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 70 reviews 3.5 stars out of 38 reviews 3.5 stars out of 21 reviews 3.5 stars out of 15 reviews
Release date November 13, 2012 September 11, 2012 June 25, 2012 September 25, 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 latest iPad adds several tweaks and improvements to secure its position at the top of the tablet heap. It's better all around, but third-gen owners need not apply. The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 combines an already proven design with a better camera, a faster processor, and a beautiful screen. The Nook HD+ is a low-price, quality entry point into the world of tablets, especially now that it has full Google Play support.

Basic specs

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RAM installed size 1 GB
Info unavailable 1 GB
1 GB
OS provided Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Apple iOS
Android 4.0
Android 4.0.3
Flash memory form factor Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Integrated
Color support 24-bit
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Clock speed 1300 MHz
Info unavailable 1.5 GHz
1.5 GHz
Weight 12 oz
1.44 lbs
21.1 oz
1.13 lbs
Height 4.7 in
9.5 in
7.1 in
9.45 in
Input device type Camera
Touch-screen
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Wireless connectivity Bluetooth
NFC
Wi-Fi
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth 2.1
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
Built-in devices Display
Speakerphone
Touchscreen
Digital camera
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