iPad Mini Review – The Pros and Cons

Apple finally unveiled the smaller version of iPad recently in Novemeber along with a new Mac. Though the iPad mini is smaller than the actual iPad, it is bigger than the other general 7-inch tablets with its 7.9-inch multi-touch capacitive touch screen. This gadget has already got a good response in market and now lets see what makes the pros and cons in the iPad mini.

Pros

Sleek & Lightweight

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The iPad mini was built in such a way that even it provides a large viewing space, it is so sleek in size. It is only 7.2mm thick which makes it as thin as a pencil. The total surface area of the screen is 29.6 square inches and yet the iPad mini weighs only 0.68 pounds and the screen is also 0.9-inches more than the usual 7-inch tablets with its 7.9-inch touchscreen.

Camera

Unlike the other 7-inch stereotype tablets which don’t emphasize much on the camera, the iPad mini features a powerful 5MP camera which can also record footages in HD. The front-facing FaceTime camera records HD (720p) videos for video calling.

Style

Apple never loses its brand in styling the gadget. Whether the iPhone, the iPod, iPad and now the iPad mini. The sleek, stylish and elegant design just fits beautifully in the hands. The device comes in regular black and white Apple colors.

Wi-Fi + Cellular

Apple also does integrated Wi-Fi plus Cellular and made it a perfect tablet whereas the other 7-inch tablets only supports Wi-Fi.

Cons

No A6 Chip

Apple integrated A6 chip in the latest iPad and also in the iPhone 5 which enables the gadget to deliver a much CPU performance and graphics support. But the iPad mini is integrated with only the A5 chip which we can see in the earlier version, the iPad 2.

No Retina Display

Retina Display is seen in all latest iDevices¬†which gives the best quality ever. But the iPad mini doesn’t feature the Retina Display and rather it has the same 1024×768 pixel resolution which we can see in the iPad 2.

Price

Just like all the previous iProducts, the iPad mini will also be available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB storages with Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi plus Cellular versions. Here is the price table of the iPad mini

Wi-Fi Only

  • 16GB – $329
  • 32GB – $429
  • 64GB – $519

Wi-Fi plus Cellular

  • 16GB – $459
  • 32GB – $559
  • 64GB – $659

So what do you think about the new iPad mini?

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