Side by side, how the iPad Mini stacks up

The slim tablet has generated the usual Apple buzz, but is it overpriced compared to direct competitors? Here's a look.

By MSN Money Partner Oct 24, 2012 12:36PM
By MSN Money staff

Apple (AAPL) unveiled its long-awaited miniature version of the iPad this week. But it will cost significantly more than direct competitors from Google (GOOG) and Amazon (AMZN).

Will buyers pony up the extra dollars? Here's a look at the three tablets from the Wall Street Journal.

Tablet side by sideRelated at the Wall Street Journal:

Oct 24, 2012 3:55PM
I want to gag every time I hear about the 275.000 apps that are available for Apple.  Try some simple math to figure out how much time it would take to glace over that many apps to select something!! It is crazy and nuts that it has been pointed out how stupid that is.  What 70,000 is not enough to choose from.. 
Oct 24, 2012 2:55PM
Google Nexus can run the whatever # of apps designed for Android tablets.
Oct 24, 2012 5:58PM
So... For one hundred dollars more, three people can have a top of the line tablet for the cost of one top end Apple? This goes a long way in showing the world what senseless obsessions can be had out there. I was computer shopping the other day and checked out Mac Books (the small 13" light weights that Apple makes and was appalled at the difference in price between theirs and the competitions wares. 

Just to ruffle some Apple product owners, anyone who would make that choice would never be the person who handled my finances. It would be a good question to ask your accountant... Apple or PC? If he says Apple, time to get up and walk out. Most of the apps on any operating system have redundant siblings from different program builders that do exactly the same thing.
 Apples apps are just easier to build so any rookie can throw an app out there to sell. 

Reduce the price by 50% and I'll "consider " a purchase. 64 Gigs on a tablet is overkill anyway. You should have down loaded your data long before you reach that point and how many movies can you watch anyway?
Oct 24, 2012 6:48PM
The Google Tablet and Kindle Fire seem a better option for the price point offered. I wonder if the Apple product requires the user to yet again buy even more adapters? I own neither of these products and will lean toward the Kindle Fire with the Google Tablet second. Sorry Applets but that Apple company is just a little to greedy nowadays for my taste.
Oct 24, 2012 5:32PM
I have both a Ipad and my son has a fire. There are some hidden costs not many people talk about when comparing the price. My first issue is you can tack on an extra $35.00 to the fire just because it doesn't come with a wall charger. The second is the price on the fire is supplemented with advertising. Everytime I check it out I need to stare Twilight pictures for a few seconds.
Oct 24, 2012 3:11PM

who really cares....

just another useless piece of technology.....

Oct 24, 2012 5:07PM
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