iPad Mini vs Microsoft Surface vs Amazon Kindle

Last Updated: October 27, 2014

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
Tegra 3
TI OMAP4470 1.5Ghz dual-core processor
SGX544 3D graphics
DISPLAY 7.9” display 10.6″ ClearType HD Display 8.9″  HD display
1024×768 pixels
at 162 ppi
1366×768 pixels 1920×1200 resolution at 254 ppi
multi-touch 16:9 (widescreen)
5-point multi-touch
10 point capacitive touch
Wireless 4G LTE, Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0 Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth 4.0
802.11 a/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,
Stereo speakers
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,
Kindle FreeTime
Battery 16.3 W-h
10 hr battery life
31.5 W-h
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..

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