|Product||Apple iPad Air||iPad Mini (with Retina Display)||Apple iPad 2 (16GB, Wi-Fi, black)||Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (10.1-inch, white)|
|Price||$498.85 to $504.99||$399.00 to $437.00||$399.00||$299.99 to $999.95|
|CNET editors' rating||4.5 stars||4.5 stars||4 stars||3 stars|
|Average user rating||4.5 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||4.5 stars|
|Release date||November 1, 2013||November 12, 2013||March 11, 2011||Info unavailable|
|Bottom line|| |
Functionally, the iPad Air is nearly identical to last year’s model, offering only faster performance and better video chatting. But factor in design and aesthetics, and the iPad Air is on another planet. It’s the best full-size consumer tablet on the market.
The new iPad Mini somehow shrinks down the iPad Air into an even more compact package, sacrificing nearly nothing. It's more expensive than before, but it's also the perfect smaller tablet.
The iPad 2 refines an already excellent product. Its easy-to-use interface, vast app catalog, and marathon battery life bolster Apple's claim to being the king of tablets.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 is a sleekly designed tablet but, with more powerful and cheaper options available, it feels like more of the same, rather than an upgrade.
|OS provided|| |
Apple iOS 5
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
|Wireless connectivity|| |
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
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