The 10 Coolest Tablets Of 2012

4. Apple iPad Mini

Apple joined the mini tablet market this year to do battle with the Amazon Kindle Fire and Google Nexus 7, among others. The 7.9-inch iPad mini is thinner and lighter than the competition, weighing in at 0.68 pounds and measuring just 0.28 inches. And while the iPad mini doesn't offer the Retina display (the resolution maxes out at 1,024 x 768), the device does come with the Lightning connector, a 5-MP rear-facing camera and 1.2-MP front-facing camera (unlike the iPad 2), and it supports the new iOS 6 platform (unlike the original iPad).


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