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Bad: I haven't got it yet
Comment: I want this more than anything - BUT - I intend waiting a wee bit longer before splashing out the cash, because I'm convinced that Apple are being naughty with their pricing which is way, way too high. If Steve Jobs were around I reckon he'd slash the price of the i-Pad Mini by at least £100 ($160)...!!!
Good: retina display and all that just like the ipad 3. Cheaper
Bad: too small, better on a bigger screen
Comment: i know its mini but getting a bigger ipad/tablet is better for value
Comment: love it!
Good: Aesthetically the best looking 7 inch tablet available looks great and will draw the attention of any technophobe.
Bad: Massively overpriced with year old core components
Comment: How Cnet gave this such praise in beyond me.
Despite being a great looking device it slips out your hand and I imagine pick up scratches on its chrome back in seconds!
Internally this device is a joke with similar specs to the Samsung Galaxy Tab (was released 2 years Ago!). The screen Quality is painfully average! It’s price is so so unreasonable!
I know points such as IOS and the superior App store will sway the average man, but with Android Jellybean bringing a quality and easy to use OS & the Google play store improving every day, Apple can’t charge a premium on these perks for much longer.
If you want and Apple product get and iPad 3/4, if you want a 7 inch device looks else where there is so much cheaper and superior alternatives!
Good: Design, weight, features
Bad: No retina display, Price is a bit steep
Comment: I went to try the Mini today and have to admit that I loved it. It has a lovely yet simple, elegant design that feels great in the hand. It is also really light and my IPad 3 is weighty in comparison.
The A5 processor holds up very well and there was no clear stutter or lagging when switching between tasks and playing games.
It may not have the retina display but it is still retains the features that its bigger brother possesses in a smaller form factor that is also great for eReading. I'm very excited about buying this device. Although its nearly £300 pounds. For an 8 inch tablet that's not bad at all.
Good: It's not plastic.
Bad: Needs retina display to be perfect.
Comment: I've got a car to take me from 'A' to 'B'. It's a Citroen. It's cheap to run and it's ample room inside is handy for shopping. But I'd really like a new BMW Mini. Less room, less plastic, less comfortable but much more fun. So, when it comes to tablets, I can choose something that is fun; brilliantly designed and gorgeous. You never get the words 'gorgeous' and 'plastic' together. That's the problem (not the operating system- anymore). Then, there's the fact that I can walk into any Apple Store in the World and get any issues resolved quickly and without fuss. I had a HTC Flyer once; such a piece of crap, fell apart, I had to send it off to be fixed and after 6 weeks they wrote back and told me it was my fault. Apple don't pull those stunts. That's why all the Apple haters will be crying themselves to sleep for many moons to come.
Good: Great concept + design
Bad: Big price tag compared to nexus 7
Comment: Great new creation
Good: Everyone can have a laugh at the flock of iSheep running out to buy old hat.
Bad: Need I start?
Comment: This is proof that iSheep only really look at aesthetics and the CrApple brand. Anything branded by CrApple is deemed immediately "cool" and therefore worth spending hard earned cash on. If they bothered to care, they would realise that they are getting an technically inferior yet more expensive iDevices that is full of old tech.
Come on iSheep. Open your eyes!
Good: Size, weight, design
Bad: Resolution (maybe)
Comment: Got mine an hour ago. Like all iPads set up was a breeze.
Device feels great in the hand and looks better,
Apple has nailed the ratio, I own and regularly use a Nexus 7 and like the bigger iPad 4:3 is better than 16:9 for everything other than watching films and tv shows.
This thing is light, I find there is a real tipping point with the weight of electronics and this is on the right side like the iPad 2 (and unlike the iPad 3/4).
Resolution seems more than passable but retina kinda creeps up on you and I may reassess that, however browsing the web the screen looks better than the Nexus 7 with better contrast and brightness.
Looking forward to the 4G Version!
Good: Nothing at all.
Bad: The processor, dodgy iOS version, not HD screen, over £100 more than nearly all worthwhile competitors.
Comment: Why would any one choose this over a Google Nexus 7? And how can CNET rate this 4/5 when they list so many faults in this review!? In my opinion, I think that Apple have taken a wrong turn when Steve Jobs died and are set on making as much profit in the short term, not even thinking about the long-term. If they carry on with products like this, they will run Apple into the ground. They should also be worried about the Nexus 10 v iPad.
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