iPad Mini vs. Google Nexus 7 vs. Kindle Fire

Here's how the iPad Mini's announced tech specs stack up against popular 7-inch tablets from Google and Amazon. (Of course, while the specs are important, there's more to a tablet than a data sheet. Computerworld will have a hands-on review of the iPad Mini soon.)

Top small tablets compared

iPad mini Google Nexus 7 Kindle Fire HD Kindle Fire HD 8.9"
Price $329 to $659 $199 to $249 $199 to $264 $299 to $614
Screen size 7.9 in. 7 in. 7 in. 8.9 in.
Screen resolution 1024 x 768 (163 ppi) 1280 x 800 (216 ppi) 1280 x 800 1920 x 1200 (254 ppi)
Internal storage 16G, 32G or 64G 8G or 16G 16G or 32G 16, 32G or 64G
OS iOS 6 Android 4.1 Highly customized Android Highly customized Android
Dimensions 7.9 x 5.3 x 0.28 in. 7.8 x 4.7 x 0.4 in. 7.6 x 5.4 x 0.4 in 9.4 x 6.4 x 0.35 in.
Weight 10.9 oz. 12 oz. 13.9 oz. 20 oz.
Internet Dual-band Wi-Fi, multiple cell data types Wi-Fi Dual-band Wi-FI (exluding ad-hoc nd peer-to-peer), Bluetooth Dual-band Wi-Fi, 4G LTE
Camera 1.2MP 720p front; 5MP 1080p rear 1.2MP front Front-facing "HD" Front-facing "HD"
Processor Dual-core A5 Quad-core 1.6GHz Tegra 3 Dual-core 1.2GHz Dual-core TI TI OMAP4470 1.3GHz+
Connectors (all have audio jacks) Apple Lightning Micro-USB, NFC Micro-USB, micro-HDMI for HD video output Micro-USB, micro-HDMI for HD video output
Apps iOS 6; includes Siri Any for Android 4.1; includes Google Now Amazon Store apps only Amazon Store apps only
Source: Vendor Web sites, Computerworld reporting

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