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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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Google Nexus 10

Google Nexus 10
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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9
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Price $127 at 1 store $370 to $469 at 6 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)
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 38 reviews 3.0 stars out of 23 reviews 3.0 stars out of 12 reviews
Release date November 13, 2012 September 11, 2012 October 25, 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 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 Nexus 10's superior design and swift performance make it one of the best Android tablets to date. 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
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OS provided Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Apple iOS
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
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Flash memory form factor Info unavailable Info unavailable Integrated
Integrated
Color support 24-bit
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Clock speed 1300 MHz
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Weight 12 oz
1.44 lbs
603 g
20 oz
Height 4.7 in
9.5 in
177.6 mm
9.4 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
NFC
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Built-in devices Display
Speakerphone
Touchscreen
Digital camera
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