Top 5 Rivals of Apple iPad Mini – Have a Look

This is a Guest Post By Eugene Rudenko.

5 iPad Mini rivals

New iPad Mini has been officially announced. It is going to be the cheapest device from the Cupertino developers, though it should remain at the highest level of quality.

In this article I’d like to look at the 5 alternative tablets that can compete with the upcoming iPad Mini.

READ MORE :- iPad Mini Features & Specs

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

Galaxy Tab 2

Samsung presented this tablet in February, and it became the apple of discord between Apple and Samsung. This device is the most expensive from all presented here and costs 249$. The tablet has dual-core 1Ghz processor, 1Gb of RAM and 7” PLS LCD display with 1024×600 resolution.

It supports HD filming, has microSD slot and in general has pretty great functional. In general, it looks like a really good tablet for its money.

READ MORE :- Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Feature Details

Amazon Kindle Fire

It’s an updated tablet which was first released in 2011. It costs 159$ and has dual-core processor, 1Gb of RAM (which is twice as big as the previous version had). Some reviewers say that this model is less functional than other devices, but its low price gives it a competitive edge over others.

READ MORE :- Amazon Kindle Fire Feature Details

Barnes Noble Nook HD

This device is going to hit the market at the end of October, but the journalists and specialists who have already managed to get acquainted with it, praise Nook HD for its light weight, great design, 1140×900 pixels resolution and the fastest processor of all 7” tablets available currently at the market – 1,3Ghz OMAP 4470 processor.

This tablet will cost 199$ but if you’re very impressed with it, you may but a 9” model for 269$.

READ MORE :- Branes Noble Nook HD Feature Details

Amazon Kindle Fire HD

At the beginning of September Samsung announced new generation of Kindle Fire tablets which run under Android. New model got a 7” screen with 1280×800 pixels which provides the density of 216 pixels per inch. This model has Bluetooth and frontal camera that can shoot video with 720p quality. The price is 199$.

READ MORE :- Amazon Kindle Fire HD Feature Details

Google Nexus 7

Google Nexus 7

A lot of people consider Google Nexus 7 to be the best tablet at the market at the moment. And actually I tend to agree with them. The device runs under new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, has great design and specs (quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1Gb of RAM, 8/16Gb of built-in memory), it’s pretty powerful and cost only 199$. It sounds like the most serious iPad Mini rival right now.

READ MORE :- Google Nexus HD Feature Details


So this is my opinion. Let’s wait for the iPad Mini release to see the best of it and then we will be able to make a final decision.

Author’s bio: Eugene Rudenko is a tech writer for IT company Intellectsoft . The company specializes in Android, iOS, Blackberry and WP development.

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