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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 $379 to $469 at 6 stores $229 to $498 at 5 stores $259 to $299 at 5 stores
CNET editors' rating
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 38 reviews 3.5 stars out of 21 reviews 3.5 stars out of 69 reviews
Release date September 11, 2012 June 25, 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 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 1.44 lbs
21.1 oz
0.68 lbs
Height 9.5 in
7.1 in
7.87 in
RAM installed size Info unavailable 1 GB
Info unavailable
OS provided Apple iOS
Android 4.0
Apple iOS
Clock speed Info unavailable 1.5 GHz
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Wireless connectivity 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
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