The 7.9-inch iPad mini has a 1024 x 768 display resolution like the earlier-generation 9.7-inch iPads. It is a very svelte 7.2mm-thick aluminum shell, which makes it 53 percent lighter and significantly thinner than the 4th generation iPad. We run it through the paces in terms of gaming, web browsing, book reading and put it up against the Nexus 7 and the Galaxy Tab 7.7.

Apple iPad mini Review – 20 Min Detailed Video

The iPad mini comes with a dual-core Apple A5 processor, LTE, a 5-megapixel iSight camera, 802.11n Wi-Fi, the new Lightning connector, and a claimed 10-hour battery life.

Taking a look at the other players in the space Barnes & Noble’s new NOOK HD tablet has a full-colour, 7-inch screen boasting a resolution of 1440×900, while the Nexus 7 and the new Kindle Fire HD 7-inch both have 1280×800 displays. It’s behind the curve in terms of screen resolution, but the spent a lot of time explaining that they get more screen real estate when it comes to surfing the web because of the 4:3 ratio.

Here is our detailed review of the Apple iPad mini right here:

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  • Guest008

    You succombed to the ego-satisfying dark side, then.

    It’s a bit lighter and thinner and… That’s it.
    It’s even less ergonomic as it’s more difficult to hold in your hand. Quite important for a tablet, no?

    Still running a boring limited iOS and costing 65% more than the N7 for way cheaper (outdated and recycled) components!
    And if the tablet is still fast (yet NOT faster than a N7) it’s not because of ‘fantastic hard/soft integration’, it’s because iOS is dumbed down and ‘monotasking’.

    Now, try to open heavy websites on that thing and iOS will crash.
    And websites are better than app now, seriously?
    Black (or even white) stripes are fine when watching videos (on youtube) too?

    But the worst is still iTunes. It’s way easier/faster to transfer files on an Android tablet.

    To conclude, it costs less to produce than the N7, yet it’s way more expansive. So the margin on that thing is still enormous.
    I don’t want to be feeding an already obese giant corporation.

    PS: Strange thing you mentioned that you love Engadget (distro) since it’s notorious for being Apple biased.
    Did you lose your objectivity and let them convince you the iPad Mini was actually for that much (relatively to better specced devices)?

    • Guest008

      Edit:
      “the iPad Mini was actually WORTH that much”

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