The iPad Mini Versus Other Tablet Minis

After several months, many rumors, and much speculation, the iPad Mini was finally announced on Tuesday, October 23. It seems that this smaller version of the much-beloved iPad is going to heat up the market of 7-inch tablet computers. Are you ready to sell your iPad and get it?

But of course, that does not mean that the iPad Mini will have an easy time to get on top, especially since Kindle Fire and Google Nexus 7 are worthy buys too. The iPad Mini is just adding more steam.

Not everyone wants to buy the expensive iPad Mini, since there are other small tablet computers that are good enough. So before you sell your iPad and get the iPad Mini, take a look at these 7-inch tablet computers first.

Google Nexus 7

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Google’s first tablet computer has done pretty good in the market, and it is a good deal to buy it for $200. It is built on Asus Memo 370 and its display has 1280 by 800 IPS with 226 PPI. It also runs on 1.3 GHz Tegra 3 quad-core processor with 1GB RAM and you can store up to 16 GB. It also has a 1.3 MP front camera.

It runs on the Android operating system, Jelly Bean. It is currently considered one of the fastest tablets available.

Kindle Fire HD

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The original Kindle Fire did well, but it is the Kindle Fire HD that claims the spotlight. For $199 (or $214 for ad-free), you can have this tablet with 1.3 GHz dual core OMAP-4460 processor, 1GB RAM and a 1280 by 800 display. It also has a built-in Amazon App Store and runs on Ice Cream Sandwich.

If you are a book lover, then this tablet computer is the best for you.

Nook HD

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The Nook HD is a product developed by Barnes & Noble. There will be an update this holiday season with the pre-order starting on November 1. This tablet is available for $199. It has a 1140 by 900 resolution and a display of 243 PPI, battling with the iPad’s 264 PPI Retina Display. It runs on a 1.2GHz dual-core OMAP 4470 processor. It also runs on the Android operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich.

Acer Iconia Tab A110

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Although Acer is not that famous in the tablet computer scene, it is still competitive. Their latest Iconia Tab is the A110 and it is one of the best in the 7-inch market. It runs on the Tegra 3 processor and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with a display of 1024 by 600. One great thing about this tablet is that it has a micro SD expansion slot and micro HDMI. This great tablet is available for $229.

Now that you know some of the tablet computers that the iPad Mini is going to face in the market, do you think it is still worth it to sell iPad and get the smaller iPad, whose equivalent is the iPad 2 since both do not have the Retina Display? Comment below what you think.


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