The iPad Mini is just one of several tablets of its size. Here’s a look at how the Mini compares with other tablets with comparable screens.
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
_ 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: Unmatched access to third-party applications, high-quality Apple software and the iTunes store. High-resolution screen. Available with access to fast 4G wireless broadband networks, starting at $459. Larger-screen version available.
Cons: Data storage cannot be expanded with memory cards.
Barnes & Noble Inc.’s Nook HD
_ Price: $199 with 8 gigabytes of storage, $229 with 16 GB
_ Screen size: 7 inches diagonally
_ Screen resolution: 1440 by 900 pixels