Consumers looking to buy a new tablet computer will have a wide range of display options. Here's a look at how the screens stack up. All measurements reflect the diagonal length of the screens.
- 10.6-inches Microsoft's Surface, running its Windows system. That's the size for both the full-powered version, which runs standard Windows applications, and the lighter Windows RT version, which runs only apps designed for tablets. The RT version starts at $499 and comes out Friday. Microsoft hasn't disclosed price and availability of the heavier one.
- 9.7-inches The full-sized iPad, from the original model on. Starts at $399 for the 2011 model. New model out Nov. 2, starting at $499.
- 9-inches Barnes & Noble Inc.'s Nook HD+, coming out Nov. 1, starting at $269.
- 8.9-inches Larger version of Amazon.com Inc.'s Kindle Fire HD. It will be out Nov. 20, starting at $299.
- 7.9-inches iPad Mini. Starts at $329. Out Nov. 2.
- 7-inches Smaller versions of Kindle Fire HD and Nook HD, both starting at $199. Non-HD version of Kindle Fire available for $159. Google Inc.'s Nexus 7 also starts at $199.
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