In Pictures: 7 solid 7-inch tablets that rival the iPad mini (and cost less)

The best 7-inch tablets available today, including tablets from ASUS, Samsung, Lenovo and HTC. And all 7 of these 7-inchers cost less than Apple's brand new iPad mini tablet.

RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook

Description: RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook doesn't get much love nowadays, but it's still a very solid 7-inch tablet with a great browser and some valuable features, including a clean and functional messaging interface and unique multitasking capabilities. A mini HDMI port lets users connect their PlayBook tablets to other HDMI devices, including TVs and computer monitors.

Notable Specs: 1024 x 600 display; 1GHz dual-core processor; mini HDMI-out port; unique BlackBerry security features, for individuals and enterprises; LTE.

Price: The 16GB, Wi-Fi BlackBerry PlayBook costs $199.99, the 32GB version costs $249.99, and the 64GB Wi-Fi PlayBook sells for $299.99. The LTE PlayBook is not currently available in the United States, but RIM says it's "coming soon."

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