At a major media even Tuesday in San Francisco, Apple Inc. introduced their latest two offer into the table market. The first of these was the new 5th generation iPad (aka the iPad Air) that is being touted as the lightest and fastest iPad yet. The second was the highly anticipated 2nd generation iPad mini that took the smaller tablet market by storm when the first iPad mini made its debut last year. The big question though is there enough of an improvement to keep the number 2 tables, Amazon Kindle Fire, at bay?
The iPad Air comes with the siri voice recognition software that has become a big part of Apple mobile over the past few years. The iPad still beats the KindleFire HDX in size at 9.7-inches compared to 8.9-inches. One of the biggest boast of the iPad Air is how thin they have made the tablet at a mere 0.29-inches which does beat the Kindle Fire HDX at 0.31-inches.
The Kindle Fire HDX beats the iPad Air in the rest of the categories such as weight of 478 grams for the Air compared to 384 grams for the Fire. Your probably saying, the Air is bigger, how can that be a fair comparison? While that is true if the Kindle Fire HDX was the same size it would still only weigh 426 grams which is still over 60 grams lighter than the iPad Air. The Fire also wins with a resolution at 2860x1600 with 339ppi compared to the iPads retina display at 2048x1536 with 269ppi. The iPad Air loses out once again when it comes to cameras with a 1.2-megapixel front-facing and 5-megapixel rear-facing compared to 1.5-megapixel and 8-megapixel for the Fire. The iPad does have 108pi video captured compared to the Fire's 720p video capture.
Both of the tablets do come with the dual antenna MIMO system that was introduced last year with Amazon's Kindle Fire HD.
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