Conclusion: There are hardware compromises, the smaller screen has a lower resolution than rivals, but in use it doesn’t feel like a compromise and the wide selection of apps makes it more enticing than Google’s tablet. The iPad Mini is likely to appeal to a generation of iPhone and iPod Touch users who have bought into Apple’s ecosystem, yet never justified the £329 price for the 9.7-inch tablet.
Pros: Light and portable, Fantastic app selection, Intuitive UI suitable for first tablets
Summary: Con su cuerpo increíblemente delgado y un buen rendimiento, el iPad Mini es una adición muy valiosa a la línea iPad, y mucho más que sólo un producto reaccionario comercializado a toda prisa. Es tan bueno que nos hizo dudar de la idoneidad de las tabletas de diez pulgadas. Con unas aplicaciones excelentes a escala reducida y la comodidad de utilizarla con una sola mano, la interacción con la interfaz de usuario es más natural que nunca. Pero no es perfecta.
Excerpt: The Apple iPad mini is a smaller iPad with 7.9-inch 1024x768 pixels display, 5-megapixel iSight camera on the back, front-facing camera for video calls, and 16, 32 or 64 GB of built-in storage. Additionally, can choose between Wi-Fi only model, 3G (CDMA or GSM-based) and 4G (LTE) one.
Pros: Verizon 4G LTE network is incredibly fast, 32GB microSD card included, Integrated kickstand works in portrait and landscape
Cons: Battery life is among the worst we�ve ever seen, No 4G LTE power toggle option, Kickstand in landscape orientation blocks microUSB port
Conclusion: Steve Jobs famously said that he would never develop a seven inch tablet because the market was too saturated with them. Now that he has moved on, the company is focusing on what will make money and enhance quarterly sales figures. The Mini has seen a tremendous lack of demand on opening day, with crowds significantly smaller than prior launches of the iPhone 5, iPad 3, and iPhone 4S. The main draw of this unit is price and the ability to purchase it in 4G/LTE variants.
Pros: More Lightweight Than Most Android Tablets, Stereo Speakers, Access to the Most First Party Apps and Games, Easy to Use, Geared towards Readers, Long Battery Life
Cons: 4:3 Aspect Ratio, Non-Retina Display, Lack of Customization Features, Thunderbolt Connector Makes Old Docking Stations Obsolete, Unless You Buy Pricy Adapters, High Price
Conclusion: Over the course of this video tutorial we put a heavy emphasis on the e-reading experience. We look at magazines, comic books, and ebooks to give you a sense on how they perform against each other in real world circumstances. In many cases, you are buying a tablet to get games, apps, video, and music. We take a look at their respective ecosystems with Google Play and iTunes. If you are torn between buying either of these two devices as an e-reader, look no further!
Conclusion: Let’s hear your thoughts! Do you think the Mini is a must buy? It certainly appeals to people who use it outside the home or traveling. The bulky iPad is better suited in the office or an indoor setting.
Apple iPad mini vs Nexus 7 – here’s one niche where Apple’s device is still excelling – DETAILED REVIEW
20 March 2013
Excerpt: Despite Steve Jobs saying that 7 inch tablets will never take off, Apple did have to face the truth and admit that 7 inch tablets are a serious contender on the tablet market, taking up almost half of it already. And with Google’s Nexus 7 lowering the price bar even further for a high quality compact tablet, it became clear that the company needed a smaller version of the iPad if they wanted to stay at the top of the sales charts.
Conclusion: Despite being so thin and light, the iPad mini doesn’t skimp on hardware, either. It’s not Nexus 7, of course, but it has just enough hardware features and performance to satisfy any average user. The 7.9 inch display uses the same IPS LCD technology as the other iPads and has a 1024×768 pixels resolution – the same as on the first iPad and iPad 2, and since it’s on a smaller surface, it actually looks better due to the higher pixel density.
iPad mini review: why Apple thinks you are an idiot
23 December 2012
Excerpt: I tried to work out where an iPad mini would fit in my life. Besides the large screen (the TV), the small screen (the phone) and the medium-sized screens (iPad and notebook), where would this new in-between screen fit exactly? Is this some kind of Kindle competitor that I would read books on? Is this a more casual iPad, or just a smaller iPad for people who would prefer something smaller?
Summary: The iPad Mini is a 4th generation device with a 2nd-generation hardware. For first time iPad users, the sleek form factor and app ecosystem in a more affordable price point (compared to all other iPad models) makes it an enticing offer.