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Apple iPad mini vs Google Nexus 7 vs Amazon Kindle Fire HD specs comparison

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Apple iPad mini vs Google Nexus 7 vs Amazon Kindle Fire HD specs comparison
We have been hearing about a smaller, cheaper iPad since last fall, and the rumors really reached a tipping point this summer, until we finally got to today's unveiling

Analysts and pundits were saying that Apple would never go downmarket, but Cupertino proved them wrong, occupying the last niche where Android tablet were roaming unabated in one fell swoop.

Since the iPad mini is aimed directly at those affordable 7-inchers powered by Google's mobile OS, we decided to pit it against the two that embody the idea for the 7" Android slate universe - the Google Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire HD - that are both sold at cost or subsidized to gain market share quickly against a competitor than launches with 275,000 tablet-oriented apps behind its back from the get-go. 

Have a look at the specs sheet below, and tell us what you think about the chances of the newest member of the iPad family to put a dent in their sales numbers and win the hearts and minds of the consumer. 

Apple iPad mini vs Google Nexus 7 vs Amazon Kindle Fire HD specs comparison










DESIGN


Device typeTabletTabletTablet
OSiOS (6)Android (4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.1)Android (4.0)
Dimensions7.87 x 5.30 x 0.28 (200 x 134.7 x 7.2 mm)7.81 x 4.72 x 0.41 (198.5 x 120 x 10.45 mm)7.6 x 5.4 x 0.4 (193 x 137 x 10.3 mm)
Weight11.01 oz (312 g)
the average is 4.1 oz (116 g)
11.99 oz (340 g)
the average is 4.1 oz (116 g)
13.9 oz (395 g)
the average is 4.1 oz (116 g)
Colors Black, White Black
DISPLAY


Physical size7.9 inches7.00 inches7 inches
Resolution1024 x 768 pixels1280 x 800 pixels1280 x 800 pixels
Pixel density
162 ppi216 ppi216 ppi
Technology
IPS LCDIPS LCDIPS LCD
BATTERY


Stand-by time 12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 19 days (463 h)
 
Video playback 10.00 hours9.00 hours 
Capacity 4325 mAh 
TypeLi - PolymerLi - Polymer 
HARDWARE


System chip
Apple A5NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30LTI OMAP4460
Processor
Dual coreQuad core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Dual core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
Graphics processorPowerVR SGX543
ULP GeForce @ 416MHzPowerVR SGX540 @ 384 MHz
System memory
 -1024 MB RAM / DDR3 (1333 MHz)1024 MB RAM (Dual-channel) / DDR2 / 16384 MB ROM
Built-in storage16 GB8 GB12.6 GB
CAMERA


Camera5 megapixels, Immobile  
Aperture sizeF2.4  
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Auto focus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Geo tagging  
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)  
FeaturesVideo calling, Digital image stabilizationVideo callingVideo calling
Front-facing camera1.2 megapixelsYes1.3 megapixels
Video capture1280x720 (720p HD)  
TECHNOLOGY






Positioning
A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioningGPSWi-Fi positioning
Navigation Yes 
CONNECTIVITY


Bluetooth4.03.0Yes
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n802.11 b, g, n, n 5GHz
USBYesUSB 2.0USB 2.0
ConnectorProprietarymicroUSBmicroUSB
FeaturesUSB chargingUSB Host 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm3.5mm
HDMI  Micro HDMI (Type D)
Charging connectorProprietarymicroUSBmicroUSB
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncNFC, Computer sync, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync
AVAILABILITY


Officially announced23 Oct 201227 Jun 201206 Sep 2012
Scheduled release
02 Nov 2012 (Official)  
SHOPPING INFORMATION






MSRP price               $329                $199              $199

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