iPad Mini vs Nexus 7: Power
iPad Mini: It’s not quite the A6X nestled inside the new iPad 4th generation, but the iPad Mini gets the same A5 processor packed in the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. The dualcore architecture should make it still suitably zippy, but it’s not quite the quadcore that the Nexus 7 is rocking.
Nexus 7: If there is one thing that the Nexus 7 has over current 7-inch tablet offerings is serious power under the hood. Packing a Tegra 3 quadcore processor (which makes it the world’s first quadcore 7-inch tablet) to tackle multitasking and deliver smooth streaming video, the 12-core GPU should give it enough grunt to and handle the most graphically demanding mobile games. The addition of a fifth battery-saving core which many new smartphones launching in 2012 will include, takes care of everyday tasks like emails, updating Twitter and Facebook feeds and watching videos which will help to preserve battery life.
iPad Mini vs Nexus 7: Connectivity
iPad Mini: Apple claims that the dual band 802.11n Wi-Fi on board will deliver perform twice as good as previous iPad models, while LTE compatibility on top of the standard 3G support means its primed for 4G while new Bluetooth 4.0 is also on board.
Nexus 7: If you are hoping to browse the web on the Nexus 7 on your travels you are going to have to get some tethering action on the go as the tablet only supports Wi-Fi. If you can make do with that, there is also Bluetooth support, GPS and NFC capability courtesy of Android Beam to instantly send pictures and video. A 3G model has however been tipped to land at Google’s press event later this month.