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- Kim Jong-un’s uncle removed from North Korean state documentary
- Thailand crisis deepens as opposition quits Parliament
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- German President Joachim Gauck boycotting Sochi Olympics
Details on iPad Mini, Kindle, other small tablets
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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