Head-To-Head: iPad Mini Vs. Amazon Kindle Fire HD Vs. Google Nexus 7

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iPad mini: Apple A5; 1 GHz

Google Nexus 7: Nvidia Tegra 3; 1.3 GHz
Amazon Kindle Fire HD: Texas Instruments OMAP; 1.2 GHz

Processing power is one area where the iPad mini doesn't come out on top.

Running Apple's A5 chip -- the same chip used in the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S -- the iPad mini can reach processing speeds of up to about 1GHz, falling short compared to the 1.3GHz that Google Nexus 7 can reach running on an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor and the 1.2GHz reached by the Amazon Kindle Fire using a Texas Instruments OMAP4460 processor.

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