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
Summary: For the constant traveler, the iPad mini with LTE is a smart investment. We could check our email or hop online wherever we were, and the LTE hotspot feature meant that all of our devices had the same luxury.
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: If you're on a tighter budget, there are compelling $199 alternatives to the iPad mini. The Nexus 7 has a sharper (but duller) screen and innovative features like Google Now for anticipating your searches.
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.
Pros: Ultra-thin and light; Handles ebooks and iPad apps well; Camera, storage and optional 4G make for a full iPad experience.
Cons: Over £100 more expensive than rivals; Low-resolution display; A5 processor isn't particularly quick.