Amazon Kindle Fire

The Amazon Kindle Fire is a mini tablet device. It is based on Amazon’s Kindle e-book reader. The device was released in the United States on November 15, 2011, and has experienced numerous updates and upgrades since that time. It includes access to Kindle’s e-books and Amazon’s Appstore. The tablet is relatively cheap compared to other tablets, because Amazon attempts to make money on the selling of digital content on the device as opposed to the cost of the tablet itself. As of October 2012, the Kindle Fire ranks only behind Apple’s iPad as the best selling tablet.

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Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700

The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 (TF700 for short) is the successor to the Transformer Prime, which was the world’s very first Android tablet computer to feature a quad-core processor. The new model feature many upgrades, including an improved 1920×1200 pixel-resolution screen, a better display, and a Tegra 3 T33 processor (the Prime only had a T30 processor). The TF700 competes with the Apple iPad and Google Nexus models on the tablet market.

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Google Nexus 7

The Google Nexus 7 is a tablet device designed, developed, and manufactured by Google in combination with Asus. It was the first tablet to ship with “Jelly Bean” (Android version 4.1) and is the first tablet in the Google Nexus series. Design work began in January 2012 and mass production started in May 2012. It was officially released in the United States on July 13, 2012. It has been both a critical and commercial success, selling 4.5 million units in 2012.

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iPad 4

The iPad 4 is a tablet computer and fourth generation of iPad designed and manufactured by Apple Inc. It was released in the United States on November 2, 2012, and continued to be released throughout December in other countries such as China and Brazil. During the first weekend of sales, over three million iPad 4s were sold. The release of the iPad 4 caused the discontinuation of the iPad 3. On January 29, 2013, Apple announced that they were launching a 128 GB variant of the iPad 4. It was released a few days later on February 5, 2013.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is a tablet developed, designed, and marketed by Samsung Electronics. It serves as a platform for multimedia consumption such as web browsing, music, and movies. It had a limited release on August 6, 2012 before being officially released worldwide on August 16, 2012. It was well received by numerous technology outlets, and was praised for its fast processor, versatility, expandable memory, and writing interface.

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