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
Conclusion: The iPad mini is available on Verizon, AT&T and Sprint in the US, and T-Mobile in the UK – but you can use it on any network if you buy it without a contract since it’s unlocked form the get-go. The pricing is pretty standard for an iDevice: the cheapest 16GB Wi-Fi-only model starts at $329 and goes all the way up to $659 for the 64 GB, cellular+Wifi+GPS model.
Conclusion: The price is the most attractive point of the iPad mini – the basic model starts at only $329 – a very attractive price for what you’re getting (and don’t forget it’s an Apple product, too). That’s just a bit higher than most other 7 inch tablets on the market, including Google’s 16 GB Nexus 7, which retails for $249 (and misses one camera, as well as a couple of other useful features).
Apple iPad mini Reviews Negative is Lack of Retina Display
13 January 2013
Excerpt: The iPad mini was unveiled last week . Apple tried hard to make us understand why the iPad mini has a price of $329 and not $199 like the bargain 7-inch tablets from Google and Amazon. The iPad mini as Amazon points out grinning has inferior hardware specifications when compared to the Amazon Kindle HD. The biggest issue is the low screen resolution. The lack of Retina Display is the big issue basically all tech pundits point out in their iPad mini reviews .
Summary: The iPad mini has arrived — and so has our review. Just last week, Apple introduced the world to the newest member of its wildly successful tablet line, an adorable, diminutive slate with a 7.9-inch display. It even had an adorable ad to show along with it : an iPad mini joining in with a full-sized iPad to play "Heart and Soul" on the piano.
Pros: Fantastic design and build quality, Software selection second to none, Great battery life
Cons: Screen is lower resolution than the competition, Can sometimes be a little awkward to hold, Expensive
Summary: The iPad mini is a 7.9-inch version of Apple's popular iPad, and offers a polished tablet experience in a smaller package. It's too expensive however, and its display resolution doesn't measure up to competing tablets, or other iOS devices.
Cons: Over £100 more expensive than rivals; Low-resolution display; A5 processor isn't particularly quick.