Home Mobile iPhone iPad Mini vs Microsoft Surface vs Amazon Kindle

iPad Mini vs Microsoft Surface vs Amazon Kindle

MashTips is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you.

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,
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..

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Free Newsletter


8 New Features of iPhone 6 You Should Know

Apple launched new iPhone 6 two models with 4.7 and 5.5 inch screen size with amazing new features. iPhone 6 coming with iOS 8 with...

How to Set Google Assistant to add Shopping List on iPhone Reminders?

I'm using Google Home almost every day and pretty impressed with the features and Google Assistant's voice command recognition capability (nearly 100%). I shared...

How to Get Waze and Google Map Offline to Save Mobile Data

The navigation apps like Waze or Googe Map work well with an internet connection. Waze is not built to work offline, and Waze Map...

10 Best VPN Services for Mac and Windows for 2019 (Paid and Free).

VPN services prevent anyone on the same Wi-Fi hotspot from intercepting your web traffic, which is useful particularly for travelers using public Wi-Fi networks....

How to Insert, Delete, Extract or Combine PDF Pages in MAC.

This is a simple MAC trick that is very useful when you want to insert a signed page at the end of the PDF...

How to See Passwords Hide behind Asterisks in Any Browser.

Your browser will display asterisks when you type anything on your password box in your online account. This is intended to protect your data...