The War of the 7 inch

The War of the 7 inch 2

With the announcement of the ‘ iPad mini , Apple enters a market currently dominated by Nexus 7 of Google and the Kindle Fire from Amazon. The clash between the three companies will be fought on several fronts: hardware performance, software quality and price. The Google tablet gives the user greater freedom, without imposing a modified interface, while Amazon products are deeply customized to its ecosystem. Apple is instead a warranty with respect to hardware and applications, but the price is higher.A comparison of the four contenders will better identify the device that best suits your needs, waiting to hear the answer from Google that the October 29 should have a Nexus 7 of 32 GB. The War of the 7-inch, moreover, it is a war that could prove vital to the balance of the industry’s lowest cost will configure a profile entry-level that could “educate” the user to use the tablet stimulating the masses until now remained far from new expressions of the market.

FeaturesKindle FireKindle Fire HDNexus 7iPad mini
Operating systemAndroid 4.0Android 4.0Android 4.1iOS 6
Display7 “7 “7 “7.9 “
Resolution1024 × 6001280 × 8001280 × 8001024 × 768
ProcessorDual core 1.2 GHz OMAP 4430Dual core 1.2 GHz OMAP 4460Quad-core Tegra 3 1.3 GHzDual-core A5
Internal Memory8 GB16/32 GB16 GB16/32/64 GB
RAM512 MB1 GB1 GB512 MB (?)
ConnectivityWiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0Dual band 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, NFCDual band 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, LTE
Doorsmicro USB, 3.5 mm audiomicro USB, micro HDMI, 3.5 mm audiomicro USB, 3.5 mm audioLightning, 3.5 mm audio
Dimensions18.9 x12x1, 55 cm19.3 × 13.7 × 1.03 cm19.8 x12x1, 05 cm20 × 13.5 × 7.2 cm
Weight400 g395 g340 g308 g (WiFi) 
312 g (WiFi + LTE)
Battery Life9 hours11 hours9 hours10 hours
Price159 €199 € (16 GB) 
249 € (32 GB)
249 euro329 € (16 GB WiFi) 
459 € (16 GB LTE) 
429 € (32 GB WiFi) 
559 € (32 GB LTE) 
529 € (64 GB WiFi) 
659 € (64 GB LTE)

Kindle Fire has on its side the price, being able to offer a solution from 159 € unparalleled. The Nexus 7 promises better performance and reduced weight, and compared to the iPad mini can negotiate a price up to 80 euro less than the “mini” cheaper. The iPad mini on the other hand was on his side pulling the iPad and the Apple brand, but will have to demonstrate that they have played the best positioning and delicate as that of the new 7-inch (actually, for the device of Cupertino, equal to 7.9 inches and therefore wider than competitors).

The Nexus 7 Kindle Fire, and the two are now on sale in Italy, while the iPad mini can be pre-ordered by October 26th and will hit stores on November 2nd.

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