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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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Google Nexus 7 (16GB)

Google Nexus 7 (16GB)
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Price $394 to $469 at 8 stores $299 to $425 at 6 stores $175 to $229 at 4 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)
Editors' choice 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 3.5 stars out of 70 reviews
Release date September 11, 2012 September 07, 2012 November 13, 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. 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.

Basic specs

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RAM installed size Info unavailable Info unavailable 1 GB
OS provided Apple iOS
Apple iOS
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Color support Info unavailable Info unavailable 24-bit
Clock speed Info unavailable Info unavailable 1300 MHz
Weight 1.44 lbs
0.68 lbs
12 oz
Height 9.5 in
7.87 in
4.7 in
Input device type Info unavailable Info unavailable Camera
Touch-screen
Wireless connectivity IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth
NFC
Wi-Fi
Built-in devices Info unavailable Info unavailable Display
Speakerphone
Touchscreen
Digital camera
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