So, Apple finally did lift the veil off the iPad Mini – a 7.9 inch device weighing just a little over 10 ounces and just 0.28 inches thin. It does remind me of a miniature version of the iPad 2, in keeping with its name. So what does the iPad Mini feel like in one’s hands? Well, we haven’t got our hands on one yet, but we think this is pretty much how the experience would go.
It’s 5.3 inches wide, which makes it a little difficult to hold with just one hand – but the extra width does have its advantages in terms of viewing experience. It will take some time to get used to the narrow bezel, because it just makes it harder to hold onto the device without accidentally touching the screen. On the plus side, we have to say it’s pretty good space management on Apple’s part.
On offer with the iPad Mini are over 275,000 apps which are way more than what an Android tab has, which makes the iPad Mini a far more appealing option. You can do so much more with this device! The all aluminum body feels a lot more sturdy and expensive than the generic plastic version. The only challenge we see with the iPad Mini is that of the price. While there are many 7-inch tablets available in the $199 range, this one starts at $329 and goes all the way up to $649. With that kind of money, shouldn’t one ought to pick up the full-sized iPad instead?