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Apple iPad (4th generation)

Apple iPad (4th generation)
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Apple iPad (32GB)

Apple iPad (32GB)
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Google Nexus 7 (16GB)

Google Nexus 7 (16GB)
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Apple iPad Mini

Apple iPad Mini
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Price $369 to $449 at 6 stores $249 at 1 store $127 at 1 store $240 to $359 at 6 stores
CNET editors' rating
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 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 38 reviews 4.0 stars out of 30 reviews 3.5 stars out of 70 reviews 3.5 stars out of 69 reviews
Release date September 11, 2012 April 03, 2010 November 13, 2012 September 07, 2012
The Bottom Line 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 Apple iPad is the first affordable tablet computer worth owning, but it won't (yet) replace your laptop. 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. 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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RAM installed size Info unavailable Info unavailable 1 GB
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OS provided Apple iOS
Apple iOS 4
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Apple iOS
Color support Info unavailable Info unavailable 24-bit
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Clock speed Info unavailable 1 GHz
1300 MHz
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Weight 1.44 lbs
1.6 lbs
12 oz
0.68 lbs
Height 9.5 in
9.6 in
4.7 in
7.87 in
Input device type Info unavailable Info unavailable Camera
Touch-screen
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Wireless connectivity IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Bluetooth 4.0
IEEE 802.11n
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Bluetooth
NFC
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 4.0
Built-in devices Info unavailable Info unavailable Display
Speakerphone
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