iPad Mini (with retina display)

Apple has always been the outfit to usher in a wave of change and with the inception of the iPad, it has really changed the game. It didn’t take much time for the competitors to step up as well. Samsung, Google, Amazon and LG all came up with their offerings soon enough. What Apple thought would be an open field to dominate, has been everything but that. The tablets come up almost every month. The Galaxy Tab, Kindle and Nexus are among the most loved devices.

Apple started off with a high price and soon realized that it wasn’t going to do the job for them. USA prefers Apple to anything else, but then there’s always the trusted Google and Amazon to slash at the market share. As far as the Indian sub-continent is concerned people have really taken to tablets and the iPad is a loved choice. The iPad Mini (with retina display) is a flagship device formulated and created, by the company to get back at the top spot where it belongs.

iPad Mini (with retina display) features and thoughts

The tablet belongs to the small tablet section, with an 8 inch screen churning out a resolution of 1536×2048 pixels. The Graphical Processing Unit of the tab is powered by PowerVR G6430 bringing quad core graphics to life and doing a great job at that. The internal storage system is something, on which the iPad mini stands out with variants; ranging from:

  • 16gb
  • 32gb
  • 64gb
  • 128gb

A very few organizations allow storage capacities up to 128GB. Considering the fact that Apple is offering the iWork, iPhoto, iMovie and Garageband downloads for free, one should not go for the 16GB variant. The beating heart of the mini is a dual-core 1.3Ghz Cyclone processor, which is good enough for its price range. But we still await a quad core variant. The battery of the device in earlier iPads was pretty weak, and gathered a pretty bad review at that.

The mini makes sure not to repeat that mistake with a substantial amount of battery life, with a 23.8Wh non-removable battery. The retina display, as apple like to call it, is a LED backlit IPS LCD, which is very smooth and easy on the eyes. The device uses a nano-sim card slot and does not allow an expandable memory system. The rear camera of the tab is a 5MP, capable of shooting videos at 1080p @ 30FPS. The front camera is a 1.2MP; which shoots 720p videos at 30 frames per second as well.

The iPad mini is a great tablet to use on the go, thanks to its great battery. The tablet also comes with great storage capacity variants, as mentioned before. So now an avid downloader and movie watcher will never whine and even the low to medium users won’t have to pay extra; for unneeded space. This device is well- rounded and worth buying but checking out the competing tablets from other companies over the internet.

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