iPad mini, Smaller and Lower Specs

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 Lightning™ 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?

“iPad 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,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “iPad 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 wireless―all while delivering up to 10 hours of battery life.”