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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9
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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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Apple iPad Mini

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Price $369 to $449 at 5 stores $209 to $506 at 6 stores $258 to $299 at 4 stores
CNET editors' rating
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 3.0 stars out of 12 reviews 3.5 stars out of 38 reviews 3.5 stars out of 21 reviews 3.5 stars out of 69 reviews
Release date September 05, 2012 September 11, 2012 June 25, 2012 September 07, 2012
The Bottom Line 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. 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. 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.

Basic specs

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Weight 20 oz
1.44 lbs
21.1 oz
0.68 lbs
Height 9.4 in
9.5 in
7.1 in
7.87 in
RAM installed size Info unavailable Info unavailable 1 GB
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OS provided Info unavailable Apple iOS
Android 4.0
Apple iOS
Wireless connectivity IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth 2.1
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
Flash memory form factor Integrated
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Clock speed 1.5 GHz
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