Major Competition to Apple iPad Mini

Oct 23, 2012  Print Story

Apple is hours away from releasing its iPad’s more affordable, more portable version today—iPad Mini. This is a seven-inch Apple tablet that has iOS 6 and other features which we will know soon. Here we will look at an assortment of mini tablets out there that will compete with iPad Mini.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD


Arguably the most atrocious competitor to Apple iPad Mini, Amazon Kindle Fire HD had been released recently. This is a significant upgrade to Amazon’s popular tablet. Here are the technical specs.

Display 7 inch 1280 X 800 HD TFT IPS
Processor 1.2 GHz dual-core
Storage 16/32 GB
Battery 11 hours per charge
Wi-Fi Dual-band unlike iPad and Google Nexus
Input 10-point multi-touch
Dimensions 193x137x10.3 mm 395 gm

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0


The most important tablet project by Samsung, Galaxy Tab is now in second generation with this 7 inch tablet. Besides this, Samsung has other larger tablets, which we will not look at here. The seven-inch Tab has following specifications that stack up against iPad Mini.

Display 7.0 inch 1024 X 600 PLS LCD (170ppi)
Processor TI-OMAP 4430 dual-core 1 GHz
Storage 8/16/32 GB
Battery 4000 mAh
OS Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich
Dimensions 193.7x122.4x10.5 mm; 345 g

Google Nexus 7


This is Google’s own pure Android Nexus tablet. This is the first tablet that features Android Jelly Bean. The specifications of this Asus-made tablet are as follows.

Display IPS LED 7 inch, 800 X 1280 (216 ppi)
Processor Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core 1.3 GHz ARM Cortex A9
Storage 8/16 GB
Battery 4325 mAh; up to 10 hours
OS Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Dimensions 198.5x120x10.5 mm; 340 g

Conclusion


The iPad Mini will come in hours and it seems the competition is already gruesome for the tablet. The price expected is around 200 dollars about which all of these tablets stack as well. An extremely difficult and still most anticipated move by Apple after the advent of tablets.

 
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