- Associated Press - Monday, November 19, 2012

Shoppers looking for smaller tablets will have plenty of choices this holiday season. Here’s a comparison of the tablets that have screens measuring roughly 7 inches diagonally:

Apple Inc.’s iPad Mini

_ Price: $329 for base model with Wi-Fi only and 16 gigabytes of storage, $429 with 32 GB, $529 with 64 GB. Add $130 for versions with cellular capability.

_ Screen size: 7.9 inches diagonally

_ Screen resolution: 1024 by 768 pixels, 162 pixels per inch

_ Weight: 0.68 pound (0.69 pound for cellular versions)

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

_ Battery life: 10 hours

_ Operating system: Apple’s iOS

Pros: Looks great. Unmatched access to third-party applications, high-quality Apple software and the iTunes store. Large screen. Available with access to fast 4G wireless broadband networks, starting at $459.

Cons: Data storage cannot be expanded with memory cards. Screen is of relatively low resolution.

Amazon.com Inc.’s Kindle Fire HD.

_ Price: $199 with 16 gigabytes of storage, $249 with 32 GB

_ Screen size: 7 inches diagonally

_ Screen resolution: 1280 by 800 pixels, 216 pixels per inch

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