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).
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.
Excerpt: The iPad mini, launched in October, has started to make its way to users and it seems that a smaller version of the tablet is receiving similar praise as its bigger iterations. Many users who have used the tablet have posted their opinion and reviews of the iPad mini and unsurprisingly, most of the reviews are positive. "I'm very pleased with my purchase of the iPad mini,it's a great little device that's easier to carry around with you vs. the bigger version.
Excerpt: Does the world need a newer, smaller iPad that’s practically the same price as the existing iPad 2? I mean, looking at it on paper, the iPad mini uses the same hardware as the iPad 2 — the same processor, same amount of RAM, same screen resolution — and it’s only $70 less expensive. Why would consumers choose this over the iPad 2 or even a regular iPad? The answer is immediately obvious from the moment you pick up the iPad mini.
Excerpt: Across 31 months and four different iPads, Apple has played it remarkably safe when it comes to revising the form factor of its mega-selling tablet. Edges have been tapered, heft has been reduced (and then bulked up a touch), but the overall size, shape and feel of the product has remained fairly consistent, while processing power and display quality have been the focus for change.