Huffpost Technology

iPad Mini, Kindle Fire HD, Nexus 7, NOOK HD: How The Best 7-Inch Tablets Stack Up

Posted: Updated:

Seven-inch tablets* are so, so hot right now. Google's Nexus 7 was a surprise best-seller over the summer, and Amazon and Barnes & Noble both have 7-inchers with excellent high-definition screens for $199. With Tuesday's introduction of the iPad Mini, Apple, too has sprinted into the arena, leaving buyers of small tablets with some big decisions this winter.

*Before we go further: No, Apple's screen isn't exactly seven inches, like those on the tablets of Google, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble; it is 7.85 inches, a little larger than the screens offered by its competitors (a fact Apple pointed out by taunting the Nexus 7's relatively-small screen real estate during the event). So it's not technically a 7-inch tablet, if you're being precise.

It is, however, a handheld tablet, and it seems poised to compete against the new Kindle Fire, NOOK, and Nexus 7.

So, how do these smaller slates compare, aside from display size? Well, we've got all the tech specs below for your perusal. Which one will you opt for? Who has the big advantage, the killer feature, the most seductive pitch? Check out our chart below and let us know what you think in the comments.

iPad-mini-graphic

*The Google Play Store has over 600,000 apps, all of which can be run on the Nexus 7; Google has not announced how many are optimized for the tablet, however.

Also on HuffPost:

Close
Apple's New iPad Mini
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

The iPad Mini Is For Snobs, The Kindle Fire Is For Dumb-Dumbs

iPad Mini, Retina MacBook, iBooks 3.0 And More: What We Expect From Apple's ...

iPad Mini, Microsoft Surface and Kindle Fire all set to go on sale this month

Apple iPad, iPad Mini, or iPod Touch?

Apple's 'iPad mini': A last-minute rumor roundup

The 7-Inch Competition Facing Apple's iPad Mini

 
From Our Partners