Apple launched iPad Mini to compete with Microsoft and Amazon. Here we are giving a technical comparison between iPad Mini vs Microsoft Surface vs Amazon Kindle. Let’s go through these three tablets, which may help you to reach into right decision.
iPad Mini is mostly same as iPad2 with smal display size. Amazon kindle is fast moving device and the prices starting from $200 for their HD version.
|Apple iPad Mini||Microsoft Surface RT||Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 4G|
|CPU||Dual core A5||Quad-core NVIDIA
|TI OMAP4470 1.5Ghz dual-core processor
SGX544 3D graphics
|DISPLAY||7.9” display||10.6″ ClearType HD Display||8.9″ HD display|
at 162 ppi
|1366×768 pixels||1920×1200 resolution at 254 ppi|
|10 point capacitive touch|
|Wireless||4G LTE, Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0||Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
4G LTE, HSPA+, HSDPA, and EDGE/GPRS
|Internal memory||2GB RAM||1GB RAM|
|16GB, 32GB, 64GB||32GB, 64GB||32GB, 64GB|
|Camera||5MP iSight camera, FaceTime 1.2MP HD camera||Two 720p HD LifeCams, front- and rear-facing||HD front|
|Speakers||built in speakers, microphones||Two microphones,
|integrated stereo speakers with exclusive Dolby audio engine, microphones|
|Ports||Lightning,||Full-size USB 2.0,
microSDXC card slot,
Headset jack, HD video out port, Cover port.
|USB 2.0 (micro-B connector) port, Micro-HDMI, 3.5 mm stereo jack|
|Sensors||Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Digital compass||Ambient light sensor,
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
|Ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass|
|OS||iOS 6||Windows RT||android 4.0 ice cream sandwich|
|Apps||iOS apps from Apple Store||Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote). Windows Store apps. Windows Mail and Messaging; SkyDrive; Internet Explorer 10; Bing; Xbox Music, Video, and Games.||Facebook, Netflix, Twitter, HBO GO, Pandora, and Angry Birds Space
Twitter, Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo!, Exchange calendar, contacts, and email,
Skype, Free unlimited cloud storage,
10 hr battery life
|Dimensions||7.87×5.3×0.28 in||10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37in||9.4 x 6.4 x 0.35in|
|Weight||0.68 lbs||1.5 lbs||1.27 lbs|
|Price||starts $329||starts $499||$499|
Though Microsoft Surface is more comparable with iPad 3 in respect of specifications and price, it is included for a direct comparison. The battery life of Amazon Kindle Fire is not given in the technical specifications. However, their HD models are having 11 hrs of back up.
Visit Microsoft Store here to purchase a Microsoft Surface 2 or Surface 2 Pro.
iPad Mini, Microsoft Surface, Amazon Kindle and Google Nexus are the top available tablets in the market. The features are varying slightly between these four, but be careful when you make your next decision for the tablet..