Spec-By-Spec: How Do Google’s New Nexus Tablets Stack Up Against The iPad & Others [Chart]

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Today, Google announced two new Nexus tablets — the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 — which will go head-to-head with more established competitors like the iPad, the iPad mini and the Kindle Fire HD. But how do they stack up?

Here’s a chart comparing the specs of each device:

Please scroll the table left and right to see all of its contents.

4th-Gen iPad iPad mini Nexus 7 Nexus 10 Kindle Fire HD (7-Inch) Kindle Fire HD (8.9-Inch)
Operating System iOS 6 iOS 6 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Custom Android 4.0 Custom Android 4.0
Display 9.7-inch Retina 2048×1536 (264 ppi) 7.9-inch IPS LCD 1024×768 (164 ppi) 7-Inch IPS LCD Display 1280×800 (216 ppi) 10-Inch IPS LCD Display 2560×1600 (300 ppi) 7-Inch IPS Display 1280×800 (216 ppi) 8.9-Inch IPS Display 1920×1200 (254 ppi)
Processor 1.3GHz Dual-Core A6X 1GHz Dual-Core A5 Quad-core 1.3GHz Cortex-A9 Dual-Core 1.7GHz ARM Cortex A15 1.2GHz OMAP TI4470 dual-core ARM Cortex A9 1.5GHz OMAP TI4470 dual-core ARM Cortex A9
RAM 1GB 512MB 1GB 2GB 2GB 2GB
Storage 16GB, 32GB, 64GB 16GB, 32GB, 64GB 16GB/32GB 16GB/32GB + Expandable 16GB, 32GB 32GB, 64GB
Camera(s) 5MP (rear) + 1.2MP (front) 5MP (rear) + 1.2MP (front) 1.2MP (front) 5MP (rear) + 1.9MP (front) 1.3MP (front) 1.3MP (front)
Video Capture 1080p 1080p N/A 1080p N/A N/A
Cellular UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, GSM, CDMA, LTE UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, GSM, CDMA, LTE GSM, UMTS, HSPA+ None None LTE (only high-end model)
Bluetooth Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n @ 5GHz 802.11b/g/n @ 5GHz 802.11b/g/n @ 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n @ 5GHz (dual-antenna) 802.11 b/g/n @ 5GHz (dual-antenna) 802.11 b/g/n @ 5GHz (dual-antenna)
Dimensions 9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 inches 7.90 x 5.30 x 0.28 inches 7.81 x 4.72 x 0.41 inches 10.38 x 6.99 x 0.35 inches 7.60 x 5.4 x 0.41 inches 9.4 x 6.3 x 0.35 inches
Weight 653 grams 308 grams 340 grams 603 grams 566 grams 340 grams
Cheapest price $499 $329 $199 $399 $199 $299

What’s the take away? Bang-for-the-buck-wise, the Nexus 10 probably has the best specs of any of these devices, although if you want LTE, you need to buy an iPad or high-end Kindle Fire HD 8.9. The iPad mini is the most expensive of the 7-inchers, but it’s also the thinnest and lightest of them, and the only one that comes with LTE.

What do you think? Are Google’s Nexus devices compelling, or will you be buying a Kindle or iPad instead? Let us know in the comments.

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