Modest crowds greet iPad mini's release
Posted 02 November 2012 - 12:45 PM
I agree. I would have considered buying lower density display if price was lower. But a premium price requires a premium display, IMHO.
Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:10 PM
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 04:02 AM
As a former Android owner, I will pay more for a device from Apple because I know I'm getting an OS I can upgrade; I know I'm getting apps which are optimized for my device; I know I'm getting apps instead of viruses; and, I know the battery will last all day. My Android phone would die after only a few hours; my Galaxy Tab apps looked terrible, and I couldn't get one-tenth the amount of work done as I have with an iPad. Now that I can do this with a smaller, lighter device, I'm all for the mini. If you're only criteria is price, then don't bother looking to Apple products. If you care about the user experience, quality of apps (not just quantity), and want the most tablet for your dollar, then check out an iPad, regardless of the flavor.
Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:49 AM
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:29 AM
I wish I could append the following to every person who's making nearly this exact comment on articles about the mini:
"...even though it would have been considerably thicker, heavier (so with totally different ergonomics), and at least $50-$75 more expensive because of the cost of the retina screen, faster SoC and larger battery."
Sheesh. Live in the real world. Apple released the iPad Mini, not the iPad Maxi Mini.
About which we'd instead be seeing comments like:
Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:26 AM
You nailed it IMHO.
Compared to the KF HD and the N7 it has a 35% larger screen and weighs considerably less with better build quality. Having spent time with one at Best Buy yesterday the screen is really good and nothing to whine about. I'm waiting for the LTE model myself.