|Product||Apple iPad Mini||Google Nexus 7 (16GB)||Apple iPad (4th generation)||Samsung Galaxy Note 8|
|Price||$329.00 to $336.48||$149.99 to $251.11||$499.00 to $503.48||MSRP: $399.00|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||4 stars||4.5 stars||3.5 stars|
|Average user rating||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars||4 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||November 13, 2012||Info unavailable||Info unavailable|
|Bottom line|| |
If you want the full, polished Apple tablet experience in a smaller package, the iPad Mini is worth the premium price. Otherwise, good alternatives are available for less money.
With its excellent design, useful software features, and low starting price, the Nexus 7 is the cheapest way to experience the best that the Android OS has to offer.
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.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a stunning tablet with a truly useful stylus, but it's not worth $400 unless you're an artist or prefer pen input.
|OS provided|| |
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
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