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Vector 17: Brian Klug on desktop-class mobile chipsets

Brian Klug of AnandTech talks to Rene about Apple's iPad & Mac event, the beefiness of the A7 Cyclone CPU, Google's Nexus tablets, and desktop power in tiny packages.

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Vector 4: Brian Klug compares Apples to Androids

Vector 4: Brian Klug compares Apples to Androids

Brian Klug of AnandTech talks to Rene about the relative strengths and weaknesses of iOS and Android, including specs, battery life, interface, and more, including the new Nexus 7 and Moto X. With wood veneer!

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Nexus 7 (2013) gets reviewed, kicks off round 2 of the iPad mini fight

The new Nexus 7, the 2013 edition, was unveiled last week, beating the current iPad mini on specs, including display density, and trouncing it on price. Yet in terms of tablet software, the story remained the same - more big phone apps than real tablet apps. But with those specs, that cheap, will anyone care? Android Central's Andrew Martonik has just finished his complete Nexus 7 review and here's his take:

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If the new Nexus 7 can have a Retina-like screen, why can't the iPad mini?

If Asus can get Google's new Nexus 7 to Retina-like densities while retaining its small, 7-inch form factor, why can't Apple do likewise and launch an iPad mini Retina? That's a question that's been asked again and again since Google introduced the Nexus 7 earlier this week. Last fall, when Apple launched the iPad mini, it was with their standard 1024x768 panel at 163ppi. Going to Retina would require the double LED backlighting, quad-core GPU, and power demands that come with it. That meant either shorter battery life or a thicker, heavier body, both non-starters for Apple back in October of 2012. So how could Asus do it now, and what does that mean for Apple?

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Google announces Nexus 7 take 2, how does it measure up to iPad mini?

Google has just announced an update to their original, genre-defining Nexus 7 tablet, and it's the new Nexus 7. It doesn't radically change the formula, but the new Nexus 7 does take everything to the next generation, and the next level. Android Central's Andrew Martonik went hands on with the new Nexus 7 and here are his first impressions:

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Android Central 144: The Google - and iOS - event post-show!

Google announced the new Nexus 7, the new multi-platform Chromecast, Android 4.3, and a bunch of other stuff at their just-completed big breakfast event, and I jumped on a podcast with Phil Nickinson, Jerry Hildenbrand, and Alex Dobie of Android Central to talk all about it.

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Leaked Google Nexus 7 images and video show newer, sleeker iPad mini competitor

Apple wasn't the first small-sized tablet on the market but it's iPad mini has been far and away the most successful to date, so it's no surprise Google wants to get back into the game with a new, improved Nexus 7. Rumors of just such a sequel device have been circulating for a while now, but our sibling site has now gotten their hands on the first pictures and video of what just might be the next Nexus 7. Phil Nickinson from Android Central:

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iPad and alternative tablet gifts: 2012 holiday guide

If you're looking at getting someone a tablet this year, chances are you're looking to get them an iPad. For most people, most of the time, the iPad remains the best combination of hardware, experience, and content on the market. But which iPad should you get, the latest, greatest iPad 4 or the thinner, lighter, iPad mini? Should you consider an iPod touch instead? What if Apple isn't the right answer, should you look at a Nexus 7 or Nexus 10, or an Amazon Kindle Fire HD or a Microsoft Surface instead? The black and white choices of the past have become increasingly, confusingly gray-scaled. Do you want maximum power or maximum portability? Do you want something that's more mobile or more computer? Do you want a way to easily consume your content or create it as well? With all these choices, which tablet should you get?

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iPad mini vs. Nexus 7: Which should you get?

Apple has introduced their lighter, thinner, more "concentrated" iPad mini but they certainly weren't first-to-market with a small tablet. Most recently, Google and their partner, Asus, launched the Nexus 7, the best Android tablet to date.

Still, the Nexus 7 hasn't really caught on beyond Android aficionados and gadget geeks. And that's despite it's decent build quality, ultra-modern operating system, and the full-on Google support only Nexus-class devices enjoy. It remains to be seen if Apple's small tablet will fare any better in the thus-far completely big iPad dominated market, but if you're looking for an alternative, there's very few other places to look.

So what happens when you put Apple's iPad mini up against Google and Asus' Nexus 7? Apple's engineering precision up against Google's Android power? Let's take a look.

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iPad mini vs. Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD: On display size and density

When Apple introduced the iPad mini, they spent quite a bit of time comparing it to the Google Nexus 7, especially when it came to the merits of the iPad mini's 4:3, 7.9-inch screen over the 16:10, 7-inch screen of the Nexus 7. Physical screen size is only one factor, however. There's also screen resolution to consider, something Apple often touts with their Retina display products like the iPhone 5, iPod touch 5, iPad 4, and MacBook Pro. But not the iPad mini. So, when we put everything on the table, how well does the iPad mini stack up not only to the Nexus 7, but the similarly screened Amazon Kindle Fire HD?

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