- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Google has started shipping a larger version of its Nexus tablet computer, one that comes closer to competing with Apple’s full-size iPad and other tablets. Here’s a look at how the Nexus 10 compares with other tablets with similar screens.

Google Inc.’s Nexus 10

_ Price: $399 for 16 gigabytes of storage, $499 for 32 GB

_ Screen size: 10.1 inches diagonally

_ Screen resolution: 2560 by 1600 pixels, at 300 pixels per inch.

_ Weight: 1.33 pounds.

_ Cameras: 5-megapixel camera on back and a low-resolution camera on front, for videoconferencing

_ Battery life: 9 hours for video playback, 7 hours for Web browsing.

_ Operating system: Google’s Android

Pros: Access to a variety of games, utilities and other software for Android devices, though not as extensive as apps available for iPad. Longer, narrower screen better suited to movies. Cheaper than newest full-size iPad.

Cons: Integrates with Google Play store, which is still new and isn’t as robust as Apple or Amazon’s stores. Data storage cannot be expanded with memory cards. No option for cellular wireless broadband.

Apple Inc.’s iPad:

_ Price: Starts at $499 for 16 gigabytes of storage, goes up to $699 for 64 gigabytes, more for versions with cellular data access. (Apple still sells the older, iPad 2 for $399.)

_ Screen size: 9.7 inches diagonally

_ Screen resolution: 2048 by 1536 pixels, at 264 pixels per inch.

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