How Apple’s iPad Mini compares with rivals

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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

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