The iPad mini may be making headlines, but it pales in comparison to the Nexus 7. While Apple’s device is little more than a shrunken version of 2011′s iPad 2, Google’s tablet forges boldly ahead with innovative hardware and software that’s designed with real power-users in mind. Here’s why the Nexus 7 beats the iPad mini, hands down.
It almost goes without saying that Apple's product is pricier: the base model of Nexus 7 costs $129 less than the base-level Pad mini and, for most people, that's a significant difference. For that amount of money, you could buy a 128GB SSD that would dramatically speed up your computer, a new 21-inch, 1080p monitor or a fantastic smartphone like the $99 Droid RAZR M. Do you really want to donate that money to Tim Cook's retirement fund?