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Tablet prices: here's how the $329 iPad mini fits in
Apple unveiled the iPad mini today, and it's clear that the company thinks it deserves a premium price.
At $329, the iPad mini is quite a bit more expensive than other tablets of similar sizes. Apple clearly feels that its hardware design, the iPad brand, and the strength of the iOS ecosystem is worth a premium price.
Here's a quick comparison of starting prices of the latest tablets that will hit the market over the next month:
- Amazon Kindle Fire (7-inch screen, 8 GB storage): $159
- Amazon Kindle Fire HD (7-inch, 16GB): $199
- Google Nexus 7 (7-inch, 8GB): $199
- Amazon Kindle Fire HD (8.9 inch, 16GB): $299
- iPad mini (7.9-inch, 16GB): $329
- iPad fourth generation (10-inch, 16GB): $499
- Microsoft Surface RT (10.6-inch, 32GB): $499
- Samsung Galaxy Note (10.1-inch, 16GB): $499
There will be more to come: next Monday, Google and Samsung are expected to announce a 10-inch version of the Nexus with a super high-resolution display. The price? Stay tuned.
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