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Is the Ipad mini worth your hard-earned money or should you simply go for the bigger Ipad?
Apple iPad mini Wi-Fi 16GB Black
Member Name: gondor300
Apple iPad mini Wi-Fi 16GB Black
Date: 26/02/13, updated on 27/02/13 (29 review reads)
Advantages: Is basically the same as a normal Ipad but smaller, lighter and ideal for everyday for use
Disadvantages: No retina display screen compared to Ipad 4 and a high premium price
To choose a computer tablet has become a head-scratching ordeal nowadays as the market has been clogged with different brands from luxury types down to budget types which to be honest is a good thing for consumers when compared to before when the iPad was dominating with an iron fist.
To buy your desired tablet all comes to what and how you want to use it for and for me I did choose the iPad mini Black 16 GB over the kindle fire HD and the Samsung Galaxy tab even though initially I wanted to go for a different brand rather than Apple as I have already own the iPhone 3G and 4 series before. While I veered to this choice simply comes down to the entertainment options that are available with the IOS support system and the Mini's hardware configuration and design.
The iPad Mini being smaller and lighter in the iPad family is ideal for carry around especially for long distance travel such as reading books, newspapers or comics books on their dedicated apps. While the current trend for commuting is mostly the Kindle ebook readers but it my case I do found the Mini more useful. Let just say if you are bored of reading, you can switch to music, movies or games and the 16Gb is more than enough to hold what you required . Viewing web pages on the 7-inch screen is mostly comfortable on the mini as it it has the same effect as holding a magazine or newspaper even though it does not have the retina display of the newest iPad.
The tablet has basically the almost same functions and features as a normal Ipad with the only difference for me is the smaller screen size and being a wee lighter and thinner and even if you have not use any Apple brand device or its operating, it will not take long to get used to it. Terms like Itunes, Apps Store,Facetime and Genuis playlist will not sound strange or alien.
The biggest draw of the Ipad Mini is the App store with over thousands of apps to choose for your own specifications and even if you do not have the bigger iPad, the processor will be able to handle most of them and you will not feel you are being 'shortchanged' with the device.
The Ipad Mini is something you can use everyday if you want to lay down or relax on the sofa or your bed with the feeling of holding a book or magazine and while the price of the £270 do sound expensive, consider it as long term investment with its durabilty, portability and multi-usage functions. The device battery do last longer and does not overheat if you use continuously and comes with a 5MP camera ideal for Skype or Facetime viewings.
To buy or not to buy?
If you own a previous generation iPad already, then you can skip this one but if you are looking something that is half the price of normal iPad which is comfy, ideal for travelling and far superior that other similar tablets or ebooks readers, then consider the iPad mini as top of your priority list.
Summary: A long-term purchase that have a poweful processor, access to thousands of Apps.lighter and thinner
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