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The culmination to a long string of rumors, the iPad mini has a 7.9-inch display, offering the iPad experience in a form factor smaller than the traditional iPad's 9.7-inch display. The 1024x768 resolution of that smaller display is the same as the iPad 2, so any apps made for the larger iPad will also run on the iPad mini.

Description

The smaller version of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD has a 1280 x 800 7-inch IPS screen. Other than the different display size, the Android-based tablet features the same dual-anntena 5GHz Wi-Fi, stereo speakers, OMAP 4470 processor from Texas Instruments, HDMI, and Bluetooth connectivity as the 8.9-inch Fire HD.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 2, 2012
  • Price at launch: $329.00

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Sep. 14, 2012
  • Price at launch: $199.00
  • Height: 7.87 inches
  • Width: 5.3 inches
  • Thickness: .28 inches
  • Weight: .68 pounds
  • Color: Black, White / Silver
  • Speakers: Stereo

Hardware

  • Height: 7.6 inches
  • Width: 5.4 inches
  • Thickness: .4 inches
  • Weight: .87 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Speakers: Stereo
  • Screen size (diagonal): 7.9 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1024 px
  • Resolution (Y): 768 px
  • PPI: 163
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes

Display

  • Screen size (diagonal): 7 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1280 px
  • Resolution (Y): 800 px
  • PPI: 216
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Operating system: iOS
  • Launch OS version: 6.0
  • Media streaming: AirPlay

Software

  • Operating system: Android
  • CPU brand: Apple
  • CPU model: A5
  • Cores: 2

Processor

  • CPU brand: TI
  • CPU family: OMAP 4
  • CPU model: OMAP4460
  • Clock speed: 1.2 GHz
  • Cores: 2
  • RAM size: 512 MB

Memory

  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • Internal size: 16 GB, 64 GB, 32 GB

Storage

  • Internal size: 16 GB, 32 GB
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Effective pixels: 1.2 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p

Front Camera

  • Effective pixels: 5 megapixels
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p

Rear Camera

  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Lightning

Ports

  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Micro USB, HDMI
Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer

Sensors

Proximity, Ambient Light, Accelerometer
  • Capacity: 16.3 Wh
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted use time: 10 hr

Battery

  • Removable: No
  • Quoted use time: 11 hr
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