Filed Under: Tablets
iPad mini is out now, but I’m a bit dissapointed. Why? it’s more expensinve than Nexus 7 but has lower screen resolution and lower processor power. I don’t know why Apple decided to do this, I think it’s just a marketing strategy or they just want to get higher profit margin. iPad mini has been rumored for months and all prediction are cleared now. With prices starting at $329 (WiFi only) or $459 (cellular), iPad mini is 23 percent thinner and 53 percent lighter than iPad 3 (I think it’s the only good point, I own iPad 3 and it’s just too heavy to hold while sitting on the sofa).
Powered by a dual-core A5 chip, the 7.9-inch iPad features a front-facing FaceTime HD camera and a 5 megapixel iSight camera on the back. Both models feature dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi support for speeds up to 150 Mbps. And the Wi-Fi + Cellular models comes with built-in support for LTE and DC-HSDPA. And last but not least, iPad mini also features support for the Lightningâ„˘ connector. Lightning connector accessories are available to support cameras, SD cards and VGA or HDMI digital video. Oh I don’t care much about its aluminum and glass design as long as the powerhouse is inferior. But did I mention Personal Hotspot?
â€śiPad mini is every inch an iPad. With its gorgeous 7.9-inch display, iPad mini features the same number of pixels as the original iPad and iPad 2, so you can run more than 275,000 apps designed specifically for iPad,â€ť said Philip Schiller, Appleâ€™s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. â€śiPad mini is as thin as a pencil and as light as a pad of paper, yet packs a fast A5 chip, FaceTime HD and 5 megapixel iSight cameras and ultrafast wirelessâ€•all while delivering up to 10 hours of battery life.â€ť