Apple iPad made the modern tablet computers marketplace, so it enjoyed a huge head start. Even Android powered slates failed to compete with the already established iOS App store and Apple's impressive iTunes content library. But, the search giant has done the impossible with the Nexus 7 tablet, and a slew other of 7incher offering impressive value for your money has made Apple reconsider its strategy.
Apple has fought back with the iPad Mini. Flaunting a 7.9inches touchscreen it breaks the usual 7inches standard in the marketplace. But, it has to compete with the Nexus 7 and Amazon's Kindle Fire HD.
The iPad Mini is made from the similar high quality materials as its bigger cousin & is accessible in the similar colors, memory space & with the facility of latest connectivity options, it is every bit the premium gadget that you would anticipate from the Cupertino based mobile phone maker.
It is 7mm broad & weighs only 308grams, approximately 30grams lighter than the Nexus 7, or half the weight of a typical iPad. This is mostly due to the light weight aluminum back & glass frontage, which appears dazzling in both black and white.
The tablet in question works on the recent iOS 6.1, and the look & feel is only what we desire on a tablet computer. It would be appropriate to say that the user interface is swift & fluid. Users also get the Siri functionality.
Another benefit of buying this tablet is that all the High Definition applications that are developed for the iPad are totally compatible with this thingy. In addition, as it utilizes the similar 1024 x 768 pixels resolution of the ipad air case on a tinier touchscreen, the pixels per inch count is also high. It is not Retina display of course, though it's still very better in comparison with what was present on the iPad 2. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00L8MU658
Still, this is one feature where we think the American telecommunication giant could have done better. A high resolution touchscreen would have perhaps increased the price though the experience is not bad either. Users who have already used Retina display will right away note the difference in pixels around icons, though for the major part, it won't be an issue.
Present beneath the glass and aluminum is the similar A5 processor that we have witnessed in the iPad 2. This comprises of dual core ARM Cortex A9 chip accompanied by a PowerVR SGX543MP2 graphics chipset. The processor still manages to run all the applications developed for the swifter Retina display, such as some latest games. For instance, DesertZombie seems very good though every now and then, you will note down a bit lag as the frame rate decreased quite a bit. Such lag is visible in the user interface as well, though not every time.
Media playback is also impressive with a good pair of head phones. The fresh music player is great though we do think that in the seach for a minimalistic look, the music player controls & remaining menu options are a tad too tiny, particularly on such a huge touchscreen. Audio coming from the rear speaker is also great & loud.
In the nutshell, it would be safe to say that this device is simply great. Now, all you have to do is search for iPad mini deals.