The ultimate tablet comparison chart, with the new iPads

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Today Apple unveiled significant updates to both of its tablets: the iPad was reborn as the slimmer, lighter iPad Air , and the flagship iPad mini is now available with a densely packed retina display. Below we have the numerical breakdowns of some of the most popular tablets, all of them recent releases that will be competing with Apple’s entries. A handful of iPad minis with retina display, in silver and space gray. 7-8 Inch Tablets iPad mini (2nd gen) Nexus 7 Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Kindle Fire HDX 7 Screen size (in) 7.9 7.02 7.0 8.0 7.0 Screen type IPS IPS TFT TFT IPS Resolution  2048×1536 1920×200 1024×600 1280×800 1920×1200 PPI  326 323 170 189 323 Dimensions (in) 7.87×5.3×0.29 7.87×4.48×0.34 7.4×4.37×0.39 8.26×4.87×0.29 7.3×5.0×0.35 Weight (lb)  0.73 0.64 0.666 0.692 0.688 Camera (front) 0.9MP 1.2MP 1.3MP 1.3MP 0.9MP Camera (back) 5MP 5MP 5MP 5MP none Processor Apple A7 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.2 GHz dual-core Cortex A9 1.5 GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 RAM  unknown 2GB 1GB 1.5GB 2GB Storage options  16/32/64/128GB 16/32GB 8/16GB 16/32GB 16/32/64GB Battery size (mAh)  unknown 3950 4000 4450 4550 Estimated battery life (hours)  10 9 8 11 11 OS iOS 7 Android 4.3 Android 4.1.2 Android 4.2.2 Fire OS 3.0 Mojito Starting price  $399 $229 $179.99 $279.99 $229.99 The retina iPad mini now bests all of its competitors in pixel density at 323ppi, barely edging out Google’s latest Nexus 7 . It ties the Galaxy Tab 8.0 for thinness, though it’s the heaviest of the bunch (the 4G LTE version is still a hair heavier, at 0.75 pounds). The iPad mini with retina falls to the middle of the pack for battery life, and its front-facing camera is among the lowest in resolution. For the rear-facing camera, it appears the tablet gods have decided the 5MP shall be the number of the counting of megapixels for this generation. Per usual, Apple has been tight-lipped about both the mini’s and Air’s internals, save to say that they are both packing a version of Apple’s 64-bit A7 processor. Read 4 remaining paragraphs | Comments        

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