iPad Mini review (MyBroadband)

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iPad Mini review

Was it an attempted bait-and-switch? Or perhaps they genuinely missed something, but don’t want to fully admit it? Or is the iPad Mini in a class of its own? Read on to find out.
 

e.cachucho

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Is it the absolute best small tablet? No.

I think not, this is by far the most robust tablet out there. On the design and feel of tablets nothing out there compares, the other devices feel decidedly plastic, The Nexus7 is close, and of course its screen blows it out of the water, but missing a camera in the back, and it feeling rather too clunky for its own good is a major downfall.

When it comes down it it, its all about the size, size, size. Its so thin and light that its a bit hard to believe, and once the screen goes retina, its going to be even better... [a side note: the problem currently with the other 7' tablets out there is that the bezels are outrageously huge, leaving a tiny screen in the center, with a super high ppi, but the ipad has the screen filling out almost to the edge, so it makes the screen in fact look bigger than the others]
 

Nether

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Is it the absolute best small tablet? No.

I think not, this is by far the most robust tablet out there. On the design and feel of tablets nothing out there compares, the other devices feel decidedly plastic, The Nexus7 is close, and of course its screen blows it out of the water, but missing a camera in the back, and it feeling rather too clunky for its own good is a major downfall.

When it comes down it it, its all about the size, size, size. Its so thin and light that its a bit hard to believe, and once the screen goes retina, its going to be even better... [a side note: the problem currently with the other 7' tablets out there is that the bezels are outrageously huge, leaving a tiny screen in the center, with a super high ppi, but the ipad has the screen filling out almost to the edge, so it makes the screen in fact look bigger than the others]

There is someone in my office with one of these, he was complaining about touching the screen by accident all the time, triggering icons and buttons.

But he sold his iPad 2 though, so I guess it'll take some getting use to.
 

Zyzzyva

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Two points:

1. It's probably the best small tablet for 80% of the population. The combination of build quality, app selection, camera, bigger screen, and price make it quite compelling. For non nerds(i'm a screen nerd) the lack of a retina display isn't really a big deal. A potentially bigger problem is the lack of a GPS on wifi model, but then that also comes down to what you intend using it for.

2. The Nexus 7 is way too expensive in this country. It would have been a great deal if it cost closer to R2000 like it should. Why are we paying around R3000 for it?

Nexus 7 $199 ----> R3000
Ipad Mini $329 ----> R3399

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It's prefect size to actually use a book (unlike maxi ipad) so should have the best screen, so rather wait for the ipad mini 2 when they throw a better screen on that baby.
 
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