|Product||Apple iPad Air||iPad Mini (with Retina Display)||Apple iPad (4th generation)|
|Price||$458.99 to $679.99||$399.00 to $498.74||$458.98 to $474.00|
|CNET editors' rating||4.5 stars||4.5 stars||4.5 stars|
|Average user rating||4 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars|
|Release date||November 1, 2013||November 12, 2013||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 latest iPad adds several tweaks and improvements to secure its position at the top of the tablet heap. It's better all around, but third-gen owners need not apply.
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