Not so long ago in the press circulated rumors of the impending dispatch journalists invited to the presentation of a new iPad mini tablet computer on October 10. As this has not yet happened, sources said a new date for the event is scheduled for October 23, just days before an important event – the official release of Windows 8 tablets and Microsoft Surface.
While analysts are speculating on the venue for the presentation of “mini-iPad», publication CNet prepared an overview of the five main contenders coming device. Competitors have much to offer to the user: they boast an affordable price, high functionality and a variety of interfaces. Everyone has their own advantages, and Apple will have to make every effort to buyers went to the store just for iPad mini.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0): Samsung introduced the Galaxy Tab 2 at the beginning of February. This is the most expensive plate of the models – $249. It is based on the 2-core processor with 1 GHz. Specifications include 1 GB of RAM and a 7-inch PLS LCD display with a resolution of 1024 × 600 pixels. On the back panel there are 3-megapixel camera, and on the front side – VGA-lens for video calling. The device can record video with a resolution of 1080p, has a slot for microSD and SIM-card for calls and Internet access.
Amazon Kindle Fire (2012): The updated tablet, first released in 2011, is worth $159 and has a 2-core processor and 1 GB of memory, which is two times more than in the first version. Observers believe that the functionality is significantly inferior to the other models, but the low price makes it quite popular.
Barnes & Noble Nook HD: The device will go on sale in late October, but the journalists, who are already acquainted with him, praise Nook HD for design, light weight, screen resolution of 1140 x 900 pixels and the fastest processor out of all available now in a 7-inch tablet – 1.3 GHz OMAP 4470. The device will cost $199, but if you want you can buy a 9-inch version for $269.
Amazon Kindle Fire HD: In early September, Amazon announced a new generation of tablet Kindle Fire, functioning on the basis of Android. The novelty has a 7-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, resulting in a density of 216 pixels per inch. Models have Bluetooth and front camera, video recording quality 720p. Priced $ 199.
Google Nexus 7: Consistent with the e-newsletter, the perfect of seven-inch drugs. Powered by means of the most recent model of Android four.1 Jelly Bean. And he’s the primary competitor of iPad mini. With consumer-pleasant design and excessive-efficiency Nexus 7 prices $199. CPU – four-core Tegra three, RAM – 1 GB of interior reminiscence for storage – eight GB and sixteen GB.