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Lacklustre display tops iPad Mini complaints

A new report from FixYa has examined some of the top complaints about the most popular 7in tablets, from the iPad mini to the Nexus 7.

"With 7-inch tablets being this year's must-have gadget, all of the major players have unveiled their own version over the last six months," said FixYa CEO Yaniv Bensadon.

"Of course, each one is bound to have both advantages and disadvantages, depending on what you plan to do with your tablet," he added.

The company's new report covers the Kindle Fire HD, Nexus 7, Nook HD, and the iPad mini. Android-based tablets have gained significant market share by focusing on smaller devices, FixYa said, but the iOS offering is now encroaching on the market.

FixYa's report breaks down each of the four tablets, offering details on the highs and lows of the separate machines, and providing its own recommendations for DIY fixes or possible paid options to observed bugs.

The top complaint about the iPad mini, for example, was its lacklustre aspect ratio. Users were also not impressed by an easily scratched back plate, the screen quality, and storage space.

Kindle Fire HD users, meanwhile, were most irked by the Special Offers ads that appear on the lock screen; they can be removed by paying £10. Buyers also thought the tablet was slow to multi-task, and wasn't responsive enough to typing.

The Nexus 7, meanwhile, suffered from system update issues, while the Nook HD had a poor touch-screen experience, users told FixYa.