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iPad Mini

Apple's new iPad mini delivers all the same features your techie loves about the iPad, just in a smaller, more portable package.

Great for frequent travelers, the iPad mini measures 7.87 inches (full-sized iPads, by comparison, measure 9.5 inches) and is just 0.68 pounds. Its smaller frame lets the iPad mini easily slide into purses or brief cases, and users can hold the tablet with just one hand.

The only drawback is that the display is a bit of downgrade compared to bigger iPads, but other specs, such as battery life and cameras, are identical. The iPad mini ranges from $329 to $659, depending on the model.