- If how much you spend is the most important, get the $199 Kindle Fire HD or Nexus 7.
- If how much you spend is really, really important, get the last-generation Kindle Fire for $159.
- If the most important thing is using all your iOS apps, get the iPad mini.
- If the most important thing is using all your Android apps, get the Nexus 7.
- If you want the freedom to run apps that Apple might not approve of, get the Nexus 7.
- If you're an avid Amazon customer and want all the benefits of Amazon Prime, free videos, and the ability to "borrow" Kindle books, get a Kindle Fire HD.
- If you think you'll be infuriated when Apple introduces a better iPad mini for the same price and drops the price on this one, don't get the iPad mini right now.
- If you want the most mainstream option, with better app security, and you don't mind spending extra for the privilege, get the iPad mini.
- If you've never used a tablet or a tablet operating system and you want access to the most training resources and materials, get the iPad mini.
- If you want to read magazines and books in the bathroom and don't want to freak out if you drop your tablet in the toilet, get the last-generation Kindle Fire.
Tablet Buying Criteria
This summer I bought a Google Nexus 7 tablet (pictured below) for my wife Ann's birthday. She absolutely loves it and uses it all of the time. With Christmas just weeks away you might be thinking of buying a tablet. If so here are some questions, from David Gewirtz at ZDNet, to help you narrow the choice ...