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In this series of comparison, iPad Mini 2 or iPad Mini with Retina Display goes head to head with Acer Iconia A1 and Acer Iconia B1. This is the battle of smaller sized tablets in the tablet market. The iPad Mini 2 is the first iPad Mini to get Retina Display treatment. Acer Iconia A1 and Iconia B1 are the smaller tablets that targeting the emerging market. Let’s see how iPad Mini 2 takes on Acer Iconia A1 and Acer Iconia B1.

Acer Iconia A1

 

iPad Mini 2 vs Acer Iconia A1 vs Acer Iconia B1 – Specs And Hardware Comparisons

Display. iPad Mini 2 has the best display among all three devices with the 7.9-inch IPS Retina Display with 1536 x 2048 pixel resolution at 324 ppi. The Acer Iconia A1 has 7.9-inch display with 768 x 1024 pixel resolution at 162 ppi. Acer Iconia B1 has a 7-inch display with 600 x 1024 pixel resolution at 170ppi.

Processor. For the processor, iPad Mini 2 is powered by a 1.3GHz Apple A7 dual-core chipset with 64 bit processing capability while Acer Iconia A1 is powered by a 1.2GHz MediaTek MT8215 dual-core chipset. Acer Iconia B1 is powered by a 1.2GHz MediaTek MT8317T single core chipset.

Acer Iconia B1

 

iPad Mini 2 vs Acer Iconia A1 vs Acer Iconia B1 – Specs And Hardware Comparisons

RAM & Memory. Apple iPad Mini 2 has four models with different internal memory options – 16/32/64/128GB. Acer Iconia A1 and Iconia B1 have the same memory options of 8GB and 16GB while the RAM of Iconia A1 is 1GB and the RAM of Iconia B1 is 512MB. Only iPad Mini 2 doesn’t support Micro SD expansion.

Camera.iPad Mini 2 has the best camera among all three devices with a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.2-megapixel Face Time camera. The Acer Iconia A1 has a 5-megapixel camera on the back while the front-facing camera is a VGA camera. The Iconia B1 doesn’t come with front-facing camera while its main camera is a VGA quality camera. All three devices do not have LED flash.

Operating system. iPad Mini 2 runs on iOS 7 while Acer Iconia A1 runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and Iconia B1 runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Size. iPad Mini 2 is the thinnest among all three with 7.5mm of thickness followed by 11.1mm of Acer Iconia A1 and 11.3mm of Acer Iconia B1. Acer Iconia A1 is the heaviest among all three devices. The measurements are – iPad Mini 2 (200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm), Acer Iconia A1 (208.7 x 145.7 x 11.1 mm) and Acer Iconia B1 (197.4 x 128.5 x 11.3 mm).

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