The original question was regarding the iPad mini vs the Kindle Fire HD.
The iPad mini when stacked against the Kindle Fire HD or the Nook HD , I think it’s no contest. In my mind the iPad mini wins when it comes to the all important weight and tablet apps.
A fairer comparison I think would be the Nexus 7 versus the iPad mini. The Nexus 7 comes with the latest and greatest Android firmware and unlike the Kindle Fire, gives you the true Android experience. Some reviewers think the Nexus 7 is easier to hold in your hand even though the iPad mini feels better built in terms of quality of materials used.
Weight wise both are very light though the iPad mini is slightly lighter.
The Nexus 7 has a higher resolution but smaller screen.
The big difference is the way cheaper price of the Nexus 7 which may the deciding factor for many.
App-wise, I think the iPad mini has the upper hand in terms of true tablet apps and that goes for medical as well as non-medical apps.
So which would you get?
Personally if I had an iPhone, then I would consider the Nexus 7. If I were to use a smartphone other than an iPhone (e.g. Android) then I would get the iPad mini. This way I would have the best of both worlds!
Here’s a video comparing the Nexus 7 and the iPad mini. Which would you get?