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Lightest Tablet: Apple iPad mini
Apple's iPad mini weighs only 0.68 pounds (Wi-Fi only) and 0.69 pounds for the Wi-Fi and cellular model, making it (just barely) the lightest of the 12 tablets surveyed for this guide. Coming in at nearly a photo finish is Google's Nexus 7 at 0.749 pounds (Wi-Fi only) and 0.765 pounds (Wi-Fi and cellular).
In terms of overall dimensions, the iPad mini is slightly larger but thinner (7.87 inches high x 5.3 inches wide x 0.28 inches deep) than Google's Nexus 7 (7.81 inches high x 4.7 inches wide x 0.41 inches deep).
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