We tried comparing roughly the size, weight, thinness, feeling held in hands of the latest tablet of Apple · Google · Amazon
As new tablet terminals are gathered to the editorial department of GIGAZINE one by one, the iPad mini Retina display model, Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD 7, iPad Air, and Nexus 10, which belong to a relatively new model among them, are arranged side by side .
Finally "iPad mini Retina display model" haste photo review, thinness and lightness look like this - GIGAZINE
Movie & Photo Review of New 'Nexus 7' with Improved Light Weight & Performance - GIGAZINE
7 inch tablet "Kindle Fire HD 7" optimal for holding one hand with purchase of 15,500 yen photo review - GIGAZINE
"IPad Air" haste photo review with a total weight of 469 grams reduced by 24% in total volume - GIGAZINE
Nexus 10 - Google
The upper row is from the left from iPad mini Retina display model · Nexus 7 · Kindle Fire HD 7. The bottom line is from the left iPad Air · Nexus 10.
Looking like this when five terminals are piled up. From the top Nexus 7 · Kindle Fire HD 7 · iPad mini Retina display model · iPad Air · Nexus 10.
Thinness does not change so much ...
Vertical and horizontal length and weight, display size and backside material vary from terminal to terminal. So please take a look at two iPad mini Retina display models, Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD 7, iPad Air and Nexus 10, which are close to the display size separately.
◆ 7 to 8 inch tablet
From the left, the iPad mini Retina display model · Nexus 7 · Kindle Fire HD 7 are 3 tablets with display about 7 inches.
The display size is 7.9 inches (2048 x 1536) for iPad mini Retina display model, 7.02 inches (1920 x 1200) for Nexus 7, 7.0 inches (1280 x 800) for Kindle Fire HD 7.
The back is like this. The case of iPad mini Retina display model is made of aluminum, Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD 7 use resin material.
With these feelings, the size of each terminal is iPad mini Retina display model (height 200 mm × width 134.7 mm × thinness 7.5 mm) · Nexus 7 (height 200 mm × width 114 mm × thinness 8.65 mm) · Kindle Fire HD 7 (height 191 mm × width 128 mm × thickness 10.6 mm).
Kindle Fire HD 7 is thicker than other terminals.
IPad mini Retina display model (left) and Nexus 7 (right)
Nexus 7 (left) and Kindle Fire HD 7 (right)
IPad mini Retina display model (left) and Kindle Fire HD 7 (right)
The weight of each terminal is 330 grams of iPad mini Retina display model.
285 grams of Nexus 7.
Kindle Fire HD 7 is 337 grams. The display is the smallest but the weight is over the iPad mini Retina display model.
With the iPad mini Retina display model in hand, it looks like this. It seems that the left and right bezels are the narrowest, tapping the display if you hold them vertically.
Nexus 7 is fairly portrait compared to other terminals, also left and right bezels narrow like the iPad mini Retina display model.
The Kindle Fire HD 7 is considerably thicker bezel than the other two, and there is no worry of tapping the display when you hold it with your hand.
It is like this when trying to display GIGAZINE on three terminals. Comparing the colors of the display, Nexus 7 seems to be bluish at the top and Kindle Fire HD 7 looks yellowish.
◆ 9 to 10 inch tablet
For about 10-inch tablets, prepare iPad Air (left) and Nexus 10 (right).
The display size is 9.7 inches (2048 x 1536) for iPad Air and 10 inches (2560 x 1600) for Nexus 10.
With two like this it looks like this and Nexus 10 is quite lengthy. Two sizes are iPad Air (height 240 mm × width 169.5 mm × thinness 7.5 mm) · Nexus 10 (height 263.8 mm × width 177.6 mm × thinness 8.9 mm)
When comparing the thinness of the two terminals it is not felt especially large difference like this.
The weight is 468 grams for the iPad Air ......
The Nexus 10 is quite heavy as 595 grams, which is a big difference that you can see clearly when you have it.
I tried to display GIGAZINE on two tablets.
Having Nexus 10 in one hand is like this, it's a bit too heavy to have a long time.
With both hands it feels like this. The back of Nexus 10 has become a texture like rubber, feeling quite relaxed when in hand.
With the iPad Air with one hand it looks like this, the bezel became narrow, so if you hold it vertically it will touch the display.
If you hold with both hands, the lightness of the iPad Air is very easy to understand, you want to doubt whether this light will work properly.
It becomes easy to grip because the bezel part is thicker when it is held horizontally.
I definitely recommend iPad Air to people who do not care about size and want "anyway good tablet". Behavior is crisp, lightest and lightest, so it seems to be able to defeat the terminal without stress even when going out or inside the house. In the 7-inch tablet, the iPad mini Retina display model which can choose the body capacity from 16 GB to 128 GB when you want to save a lot of data in the terminal, Nexus 7 if you want to use a compact and light tablet, compare even if the resolution is low Kindle Fire HD 7 which is able to get at 15,800 yen is best when you want to obtain a tablet inexpensively. In Japan, Nexus 10, which began selling in February 2013, is three heavy "heavy, heavy, high" compared to other terminals, so if you want the Google official tablet with Android installed, Nexus 7 If you prefer a person who is larger than you, it seems better to wait for the appearance of the next model.