A Few Significant iPad 4 and iPad Mini Reviews Surfaced online
Friday is the day on which many techies will have a chance of putting their hands on Apple’s new addition in its tablet product line- a 7.9 inch iPad mini. However, many analysts at various tech sites have been playing with their new iPad mini tablets already since Apple has provided them these mini tablets so that they could write full reviews on iPad mini well ahead of its release at Apple Stores.
Though the web has been filled hundreds of iPad mini reviews but we have selected a few of them for you those we think are quite useful for our readers to know what an ipad mini actual is and how tech analyst mark it.
“Apple quotes up to 10hrs of wireless browsing over Wi-Fi for the iPad mini, or up to 9hrs if you’re using the tablet’s cellular connection. In practice, with a mixture of browsing, some video playback, games, music – both locally-stored and streaming – and messaging, we comfortably exceeded Apple’s estimate. In fact, we exceeded 11hrs of use before encountering a battery warning.”
FOX News reviews iPad mini:
“After a few days I started to prefer the mini to my larger iPad despite its lack of a Retina screen. It even made my larger iPad look old fashioned. Awkwardly large. The mini is fast, impressively light — weighing in at just over 10 ounces — and easy to keep with me at all times.”
The Verge marks the iPad mini a score of 9/10 and comments:
“There’s no tablet in this size range that’s as beautifully constructed, works as flawlessly, or has such an incredible software selection…
…The iPad mini hasn’t wrapped up the “cheapest tablet” market by any stretch of the imagination. But the “best small tablet” market? Consider it captured.”
Daring Fireball’s John Gruber says:
“In both the Geekbench and SunSpider benchmarks, the Mini performs identically to the iPad 3 — about 750 in Geekbench (where bigger means faster) and 1,450ms in SunSpider (where lower times are faster). The new iPad 4 blows those numbers away (1,750 Geekbench, 850ms SunSpider), but I’d say iPad 3-caliber performance in a $329 radically smaller device is pretty good.”
Engadget expresses its opinion on iPad mini:
“This is, in many ways, Apple’s best tablet yet, an incredibly thin, remarkably light, obviously well-constructed device that offers phenomenal battery life. No, the performance doesn’t match Apple’s latest and yes, that display is a little lacking in resolution, but nothing else here will leave you wanting. ”
The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple writes what he experienced on using new iPad mini tablet:
“I was really surprised with how much I used the iPad mini in my daily routine — more than the 10-inch iPad. There are a couple of things you have to remember with the iPad mini. First, it isn’t just a smaller iPad, but rather it feels like its own device
The second thing is that what seems like a little bit of extra screen real estate on the iPad mini makes a huge difference. Everything just works on the mini — all of your old apps, iCloud, everything. It works.”
CNET pushes out its own opinion on iPad mini:
“It’s light enough to hold in one hand, something the iPad was never really able to achieve for extended periods of time. It’s bedroom-cozy. Other full-fledged 7-inch tablets feel heavier and bulging by comparison. This is a new standard for little-tablet design. It makes the iPad feel fresh. After a week of using the iPad Mini, it seems to find a way to follow me everywhere. It’s extremely addicting, and fun to use.”
TechCrunch’s Siegler compares iPad mini with other smaller sized tablets:
“In my review of the Nexus 7 (which I really liked, to the shock of many), I kept coming back to one thing: the form-factor. Mix this with iOS and Apple’s app ecosystem and the intangibles I spoke about earlier and the iPad mini is an explosion of handheld joy.”
Bloomberg Businessweek says:
“The most striking thing about the mini is in how thin and light it is. It is really thin and light. Crazy thin and crazy light, even.
Despite the mini’s larger screen, at under 11 ounces it weighs a full 21 percent less than the Kindle Fire HD, and 9 percent less than the Nexus 7. It’s also 30 percent thinner than either of them, thinner, in fact, than a pencil.”
The Wall Street Journal appreciates the excellent battery life of iPad mini:
“In my harsh battery test, where I play videos back to back with the screen set at 75% and the Wi-Fi on to collect email, the iPad mini exceeded Apple’s battery life claim of 10 hours and lasted 10 hours and 27 minutes.”
USA Today finds iPad mini a terrific tablet :
“The smaller form changes the way you approach the tablet. I’ve never hesitated to travel with the bigger iPad. It’s terrific for reading, watching movies and playing games on an airplane — but given a choice, before a road trip I would now more likely grab the little guy. It’s the right size for immersing yourself in a novel. Held sideways, it’s simple to bang out an email with your fingers. Battery life is excellent”
“Lining those pluses and minuses up against those for the Nexus 7 – which garnered four stars – there’s no doubt that this is indeed a five-star device. The 20% difference in comparative price is more than made up by the difference in build quality and software selection.”
No doubt, almost all iPad mini reviews are positive and admire the new tablet by Apple, yet iPad mini still missing a few top class features ; Retina Display is the most prominent one in this regard. Many analysts have described it a major lack in mini tablet especially it becomes more prominent while reading books or watching movies on this mini slate.
Now come to the new 4th generation iPad- iPad 4 that will be also launching on Friday as well. Apple has incorporated a faster processor, improve FaceTime camera and other advance features. Let’s review what tech analyst say about iPad 4 in the following valuable reviews on iPad 4.
Engadget admires new iPad 4 as follows:
“Twice as fast, better battery life, same cost. What more do we need to say? The new iPad is a hit on all fronts — but it of course won’t be received that way by all. Those who just made the investment in an old, new iPad are likely going to feel a bit burned, and we feel for you.”
CNET also praises 4th generation iPad 4:
“The A6X speeds up the iPad back to levels you’d expect, and it handles Retina Display graphics even better. This is the iPad 3S, so to speak. Considering that the iPad still has the same price as before, starting at $499 for 16GB, it’s an even better buy than it was seven months ago.”
The Loop comments:
“There’s not really much to say about the iPad 4. It’s really fast in both processor speed and graphics, but we knew that. For me, the iPad 4 gives developers more headroom to continue pushing the envelope of what they can produce. That in turn, gives us better products to buy for the iPad. It’s good anytime that happens.”
The Verge reviews the new tablet in its own valuable words;
“The fourth-generation iPad is the very definition of an iterative change: Apple made important things better, but neither overhauled nor revolutionized anything. If the iPad’s history is any indication, the fourth-generation iPad’s advantages over the third-gen model will be most apparent two years from now, when apps are designed for the better processor and the Lightning connector has spawned a much larger universe of accessories.”
Majority of analysts believe that new iPad 4 just looks alike to its predecessor with some minor improvements like sooth running of games on new slate and it also boots up faster than previous model. But there is not even a single major difference between iPad 4 and iPad 3 to describe.
Despite all if and buts, Apple has again stir the world with its couple of new products –iPad mini and iPad 4 and one can easily predict that they will grab much attention from techies in tech markets. Notably, Apple has already sold out all iPad mini pre-order stock for both black and white models.