The iPad Mini is one of those devices that has been long rumoured, but had never surfaced, until now that is. It’s called the mini because of its 7.9 inch display, but Apple have also reduced the price significantly, in comparison to previous iPad models. The iPad mini display has 1024 x 768 in resolution, which is the same as the original iPad, and while the iPad 3 has often been criticised for being too expensive, it’s clear that you do get what you’re paying for with super HD graphics via that retina display.
The iPad Mini doesn’t exactly wow you with its display, but it certainly makes up for it in functionality and fun. iPad mini runs the same iOS 6 that the iPhone 5 and other iPads run, which means it has access to the millions of incredible apps available in the App Store. Other tablets that are similar in size such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 simply cannot compete in terms of software availability on the iPad mini.
Other tablets in this size and price range suffer from being clunky feeling and plastic, but the iPad mini like all Apple devices is just gorgeous to hold, it’s metal housing feels incredibly well built and sturdy, there’s nothing delicate about this device, despite weighing just 0.68 pounds, and we are happy to take it everywhere with us without having to worry about it getting damaged.
Inside the iPad mini you’ll find almost the same technology as the older iPad 2. It benefits from the super fast A5 CPU, and comes in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB storage capacities. There’s also a light sensor, accelerometer, and gyroscope. It really is a mini version of the iPad 2, except for the cameras, which are significantly improved. The 5 megapixel camera takes better pictures than you would expect to get from a tablet, with low light performance better than some smartphones. The front facing camera has been upgrade to HD for better facetime video conversations, and this really improves the quality of facetime.
We think the iPad mini is great addition to the Apple line of touchscreen products, sitting somewhere between the iPod Touch and new iPad. If you’re looking for an all-rounder, something to surf the web, read e-books from and take with you everywhere, then the iPad mini is definitely for you. Get one here today, before they’re sold out again.