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

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"


$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

16, 32G or 64G


iOS 6

Android 4.1

Highly customized Android

Highly customized Android


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.


10.9 oz.

12 oz.

13.9 oz.

20 oz.


Dual-band Wi-Fi, multiple cell data types


Dual-band Wi-Fi (excluding ad-hoc and peer-to-peer), Bluetooth

Dual-band Wi-Fi, 4G LTE


1.2MP 720p front; 5MP 1080p rear

1.2MP front

Front-facing "HD"

Front-facing "HD"


Dual-core A5

Quad-core 1.6GHz Tegra 3

Dual-core 1.2GHz

Dual-core TI OMAP4470 1.3GHz+

Connectors (all have audio jacks)

Apple Lightning


Micro-HDMI for HD video output

Micro-HDMI for HD video output


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

Read more about Tablets in Computerworld's Tablets Topic Center.

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