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Apple's crisp and clear iPad Mini with Retina Display (pictures)

Starting at $399, Apple's 7.9-inch iPad Mini gets the Retina Display treatment, as announced during a keynote conference today in San Francisco.

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The iPad Mini with Retina Display

During its keynote today, Apple unveiled the iPad Mini with Retina Display. The new tablet will feature a 2,048x1,536-pixel resolution and houses Apple's A7 chip. It will be available in late November, starting at $399.

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Launching with iOS 7

The tablet will run iOS 7 and ships in late November, starting at $399 for 16GB of storage for the Wi-Fi version, continuing to $499 for 32GB, $599 for 64GB, and $699 for the brand-new 128GB configuration.

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At a carrier near you

The cellular version of the Mini start at $529 for 16GB, and from there it's $629 for 32GB, $729 for 64GB, and finally a whopping $829 for 128GB. All four major US carriers (AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile) will offer the device.

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Faster, longer usage experience

Apple says the new iPad Mini (left) is four times faster than last year's model and has eight times the graphics performance, while still providing a purported 10 hours of battery life.

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A thin profile

The new iPad Mini measures 7.87 inches tall, 5.3 inches wide, and is 0.29 inch thick. The Wi-Fi model will weigh 0.73 pound, whereas the Wi-Fi and cellular model will weigh 0.75 pound.

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Say cheese to the 5-megapixel shooter

The tablet sports a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p HD recording capabilities, and a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera that can record 720p HD video.

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Familiar color schemes

Still retaining that aluminum build, the Mini will come in black/gray and white/silver.

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More on the camera

The rear-facing camera features backside illumination, face detection, a five-element lens, HDR photo capabilities, and an f/2.4 aperture.

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