The ultra-thin and lightweight design of the IPad Mini
is much more intimate and similar to a book than the larger iPad, and its cameras, storage capacity, optional LTE antenna and general features offer a complete iPad experience. The screen dimensions elegantly reproduce larger-format magazines and applications.
The Apple IPad Mini
is certainly a small iPad 2. The tablet is not intended to be an alternative to the laptop, but an alternative to the Kindle. This is a compact reader/viewfinder of documents, magazines, movies, games and such. It is, in general, a spectacular portable device.
What makes the Mini IPad
special? It's design. It is beautiful, discreet and very light. It's the right weight to hold it in one hand, something you couldn't say about the iPad and other complete 7-inch tablets that are heavier and bulkier in comparison.
A great advantage of the IPad Mini 1
with iOS is that it supports all major services (Kindle, Nook, Google Books). It is the closest thing to a universal electronic reader. Many of the cheaper tablets lack features that are common in higher priced alternatives: like the ability to expand storage, HDMI video output, rear cameras. But the iPad Mini has all the same features found on the larger iPad: Bluetooth 4.0, front and rear camera, video output and SD card (for uploading photos) via the Lightning connector, optional AirPlay and LTE support via Sprint, Verizon and AT&T models.
If you want to get the complete and polished experience of an Apple tablet in a smaller package, the IPad Mini price
is worth it, and if not a refurbished IPad Mini
is a great option.