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Apple iPad Mini: One Week In
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ppirtle752
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ppirtle752,
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11/10/2012 | 4:57:17 PM
re: Apple iPad Mini: One Week In
I actually bought the Nexus 7 first. While I liked it, it didn't work with my banking app because they skimped on the camera. Only 1.2MP, while my banking app needed 2MP. Since I don't use a smartphone, I was going to use my tablet for my banking app. Since the Nexus 7 won't work with the banking app, I returned it and got an iPad mini instead.

I liked the Nexus 7 and would have kept it if they had put a decent camera on it. I do like the iPad mini, but I really hate the price. And it is a tad too wide as the reviewer said. It's overpriced by about $100. And except for the camera, I actually prefer the Nexus 7 over the Mini. Mainly because of price.

I'm happy with the iPad mini. I just wish I had an extra $100 in my pocket.
eyehawk
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11/10/2012 | 4:50:49 PM
re: Apple iPad Mini: One Week In
If you went back to a 19" 720p TV from your 55" 1080p would you expect the same clarity and definition?
Well then.. what WERE you expecting?

To think you get paid for such silliness in this writing
Ampman
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11/10/2012 | 4:36:50 PM
re: Apple iPad Mini: One Week In
I don't play games anymore (I was crazy about Atari games back in the 80's, when my kids were not interested at all). My Motorola Q phone is a good phone. I'll stick with it. LOL. OTOH I use 21" display in my bed laptop (with a broken display) for internet. I don't need iPad. I have computer in virtually every room, linked by Dropbox. No need for carrying one around. iPad etc...can't do Autodesk's Inventor and other CAE programs. I refuse to put earbuds in my audiophile ears. I want to FEEL the bass, the details, the soundstage only a high-end audio system can provide (>$3K per channel, and expensive tower speakers). It's just me.
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ANON1252187963717,
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11/10/2012 | 4:35:23 PM
re: Apple iPad Mini: One Week In
I've had mine for about a week as well, and it has pretty much replaced my Retina iPad. The form factor makes it much more mobile, and I've been surprised at how little I miss the larger iPad. The Mini does everything the larger one can do, only smaller. The quality difference between the two displays is a non-issue for me, since the quality of the Mini is so good. The advantages of the smaller size far outweigh the negligible difference in display quality, in my opinion. I'm lovin' it.
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Patrick Hill,
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11/10/2012 | 4:15:59 PM
re: Apple iPad Mini: One Week In
I went to buy iPad mini yesterday. It felt fantastic in hand. It feels so much lighter than the iPad, but one shortcoming killed it for me. Small print text on the screen is not readable. Try it for yourself. Go to the browser, select the home page for CNN (www.cnn.com). Look at the lower left where the blue jump links are. The characters are fuzzy and not readable. Then try the same in the iPad. I believe anyone who intends to browse the Internet occasionally on the mini should should avoid purchasing it, until it gets a retina display. This problem is so bad that I am amazed that this product was released! I am not sure if Jobs would have allowed this.
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