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iPad Mini Tablet: Visual Tour

Take a closer look at the Apple iPad mini's design, features, and pricing. Is this tiny tablet the right fit for you?
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At the media event introducing the iPad Mini on October 23, Apple SVP of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller pointed out that Apple's 7.9-inch screen--measured diagonally--has a display area that's more than one-third larger than the display area offered by Google's 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet. He didn't mention that the $329 iPad mini is almost two-thirds more expensive than Google's $199 tablet.

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Leo Regulus
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Leo Regulus,
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12/24/2012 | 5:48:31 PM
re: iPad Mini Tablet: Visual Tour
Deeply disappointed that you chose the 'Slide Show format for this article.
Canamjay
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Canamjay,
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10/29/2012 | 10:19:06 PM
re: iPad Mini Tablet: Visual Tour
Thanks GaryMcCray, for the kind of information I kind of expect from IW.. but... lately they seem afraid to be definitive (incapable?) .. appreciate your comments.
Dafi
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Dafi,
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10/25/2012 | 6:49:59 AM
re: iPad Mini Tablet: Visual Tour
It's a great gift for a girl, because it's convenient to browse Pinterest and wathc Youtube on it. Other than that... By the way you can see if you qualify to get it for free , there are some spots left! Check it out: http://bitly.com/UxlXWn
GaryMcCray
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GaryMcCray,
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10/24/2012 | 8:26:32 PM
re: iPad Mini Tablet: Visual Tour
As predicted Apple introduced the 16 gb IPad Mini for $329.00 with hundred dollar price increments for each size larger.

The IPad Mini also as predicted is a carbon copy of the IPad 2 only smaller with a low 1024 x 768 resolution display and an improved camera.

At $329.00 the Mini is very non-competitive with the $200.00 16 gb and $250.00 32 gb Amazon HD Fire

And on October 29th the Google Nexus 7 tablets will eliminate the 8 gb version and replace it with a 16gb version for $200.00 and introduce the new 32 gb version for $250.00 and they will also have a 3G version available.

Both the Amazon Fire HD and the Google Nexus 7 have excellent App availability and support and have HD displays.

A 32 gb WiFi only IPad Mini costs $429.00, a 32 gb HD Fire or Nexus 7 costs $250.00

It does not seem that the Mini is going to be a strong influence in the 7" tablet market.

On the other hand, the "Even Newer" Generation 4 full sized IPad features a considerable improvement in performance over the now old "New" IPad and also has it's excellent "Retina" ultra high resolution display.

Even at $170.00 more, the full sized 4th generation IPad represents a much better value than the Mini in all configurations.

Realistically, if you want an IPad (and can afford one) get a Gen 4 IPad, otherwise get a Fire HD or a Nexus 7.

(Skip the Mini).
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Theyv,
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10/24/2012 | 8:21:47 PM
re: iPad Mini Tablet: Visual Tour
Innovation is inside ...you foo.. not the size.
Theyv
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Theyv,
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10/24/2012 | 8:12:31 PM
re: iPad Mini Tablet: Visual Tour
Nice
SultanShakir
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SultanShakir,
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10/24/2012 | 6:31:21 PM
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Longer iPhone smaller iPad. Innovation?
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