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Apple iPad (4th generation)

Apple iPad (4th generation)
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Apple iPad Mini

Apple iPad Mini
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Price $379 to $469 at 6 stores $269 to $299 at 5 stores
CNET editors' rating
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 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 69 reviews
Release date September 11, 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. 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.

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Weight 1.44 lbs
0.68 lbs
Height 9.5 in
7.87 in
OS provided Apple iOS
Apple iOS
Wireless connectivity IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth 4.0
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