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Small Tablets, Big Capabilities: The Top Four

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For some people, the benefits of owning a tablet outweigh those of a laptop. We’re talking affordability, portability and ease of use, let alone other perks like touchscreen capability and better battery life. With that, its understandable that some tablet users can prefer miniature versions over clunkier, more popular flagship models.

Bimonthly Indianapolis-based magazine, The Saturday Evening Post has just ran a story in their January/February issue about the four most popular ‘tiny tablets.’ Although the results may not be shocking, it’s decent information for potential tablet buyers, whether its to fit your own needs or as a gift for someone else. Their findings are copied below:

iPad mini (Photo: apple.com)

1)     Apple iPad Mini

·         Size: 7.9 inches
·         Price: $329 for a Wi-Fi model
·         GB: 16
·         Overall verdict: The upscale option in a crowded market.

 

Kindle Fire (Photo: Amazon.com)

2)     Amazon Kindle Fire

·         Size: 7 inches
·         Price: $199

·         GB: 16
·         Overall verdict: Doesn’t come close to matching the iPad’s, but it includes apps like Angry Birds, Facebook, Pinterest, and Skype.

 

Nexus 7 (Photo: Google.com)

3)     Google Nexus 7
·         Size: 7 inches
·         Price: $199
·         GB: 8
·         Overall verdict: Usable but not as pretty as apps written specifically for the nexus 7 and other slates that run Android software. Still, the value is excellent.

 

 

Nook HD (Photo: BarnesandNoble.com)

4)     Barnes & Noble Nook HD

·         Size: Not given
·         Price: $199
·         GB: 8
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Overall verdict: The major benefit is unlike the Kindle Fire HD, there are no ads on the Nook’s main screen or screen saver.

The whole story is available online at the Saturday Evening Post. Again, thanks to the Saturday Evening Post for the information.

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