Summary: - Apple's iPad Mini may have to overcome pricing issues for a 7-inch tablet but it still offers an amazing option for those looking at a smaller or more affordable iPad. The tablet may not have the screen resolution or pricing of its competition but it makes up for this by having some of the best...
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.
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
Excerpt: Nearly two years ago, Apple first introduced the Smart Cover it developed alongside the iPad 2 calling it a magical cover. The Smart Cover went on to be Apple's official protective accessory for the iPad 3rd and 4th generation, and now a new mini-me version was designed for the iPad mini.
Summary: The iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular was a pleasure to use. Despite the mini size, this tablet delivers the full iPad experience. Whether using the mini to take notes in meetings or play games on the subway, we felt like we were using a full-sized iPad, except we could hold it comfortably in one hand.
Summary: The new number one? Apple has now introduced a smaller tablet featuring a 7.9-inch IPS screen called iPad Mini besides its iPad 4. The older Apple A5 dual-core SoC and a lower screen resolution reduce costs. But will this also have an impact on performance and quality?
Pros: Workmanship, feel, choice of materials and stability, Light and compact, State-of-the-art wireless technologies, Extensive range of accessories, Excellent touchscreen & pleasant keyboard, The IPS screen's good rates, Outdoor use made possible by high luminosity, Good application and graphics perf...
Cons: Case susceptible for fingerprints, Limited connectivity, Subsequent memory expansion not possible, EUR 140 extra for 3G or LTE, Screen only supports 1024 x 768 pixels, Current movies only with black bars due to the 4:3 format, Only 12 month warranty ex-factory, Suboptimal positioning of the stere...
Excerpt: Let’s face it: Right now, the iPad is synonymous with “tablet.” There are dozens of other Android and Windows 8 tablets on the market, but by and large, when people think about a tablet or desire a tablet, what they really want is an iPad.
Pros: Great screen size, Comfortable and light, 300,000 apps, Good rear camera
Cons: No Retina screen, Lightning connector adapter is expensive, No microSD, More expensive than Android competitors
Summary: When I was testing the iPad mini this weekend, I pitted it against my 11-inch MacBook Air and third-generation iPad to see what device I would use more around the house and would take out on the road to do some work on. The clear winner was the iPad mini.
Pros: Excellent Form Factor, design and build quality, Fantastic battery life, Very portable and practical
Cons: Lack of Retina display and lower resolution will be a deal breaker for some, Price higher than anticipated, First-generation device, lots to improve on
Summary: The iPad mini is such a satisfying tablet that the mini part of the moniker actually does the device a disservice. Whether taking the mini to meetings to take notes, laying in bed to read or playing games on the subway, we felt like we were cheating the system.
Conclusion: In the moment that the iPad mini was announced to feature a starting price point of $330, we were left wondering in confusion as to why? Factoring in its hardware specs and all, it would lead anyone to believe that this latest iPad is rather over-bloated at $330, which is still seen as a...
Pros: Super skinny construction, Takes good photos & videos for a tablet, Stellar battery life