The much awaited new model of tablet computer, iPad mini, has been launched by the Apple company on October 23, 2012. The announcement was made with the launching of other products like MacBook Pro and new accessories. The model has been marked by the display screen of 7.9 inches. The device carries forward the features and characteristics of previous models. It will be made available in the market from the first week of November, 2012. However, experts in telecommunication and media have already started to count the positive and negative sides of the product. Also, iPad mini is getting hugely compared with contemporary computers. Here is a look on the pros and cons of the product with some published reviews for iPad mini.
The Screen and Display of iPad mini
The device has been provided with a smaller yet smarter display than previous models. It has a screen of 7.9 inches, which is exactly contrast to the screen of the predecessor that was of 9.7 inches. Critics have opined that such small screen with high resolution will be beneficial for downloading and running required applications. Thus, a small screen should not be of any disadvantage as far as clear and comfortable display is concerned. This is possible due to the combination of pixels upto 1024 into 768 resolution.
Outer Look of the Device
A thin and light-weighted design of the iPad mini has won critical acclaim already. According to experts, the aluminum and glass body of the device is designed very perfectly to give an attractive look. The people are feeling comfortable to handle and carry this model, due to the amazing body structured by manufacturers. Also, the device has been created with great efforts, to have a decent and elegant look. These qualities have been appreciated by a large number of people.
Built-in Software of iPad mini
The software is based on the current operating system that i-OS 6.1. It enables truly speedy and smooth operations, which saves time of the customer. This operating system consists of many new features like iCloud and siri. Siri will be a responsive management system, while iCloud will act as a storage for important documents. However, Apple Maps that are provided with this system have received bad response. According to users, the maps have been proved quite inefficient and misleading.
Battery Life and Processor
The device provides a longer battery life of nearly ten hours. It seems quite impressive and useful for traveling purpose. A person can carry the computer along with him for a day's work. Also, the processor is based on A5 chip, which is quite thinner in size. Despite such powerful performance, the chip and battery are lighter in weight. Thus, the critics have appraised these two factors positively.
Camera and Memory for iPad mini
The device contains both cameras including FaceTime and iSight. The display supports both cameras with clear and zoomed view of picture. The front view of the camera has been provided with the capacity of 720p video, while the rear view has got 5 megapixel camera and 1080p video. As for the memory, it was expected that memory would be of 8GB only. However, the device has been supported with full size memory of 16, 32 and 64 GB.
Reviews by Various Critics
Here, we are going to have a short overview of the first impressions of this device on the market critics. We have included opinions of some of the prominent authorities in media and telecommunication market to give you a better idea about this product. Following are some of the reviews.
- "Businessinsider" appreciates the outer look of the device, however, criticizes the display for not being up-to the mark. According to sources, the display is much smaller, which is uncomfortable for the many applications and ruins the user-friendly approach of the company. The review has kept the functioning and speed of the device in focus and has praised the technological advancement of the company.
- "Techradar" has critically reviewed this device to be beautiful but too small. It states that there is considerable change in the company's designing and manufacturing policy. However, not all alterations are desirable. It appreciates the technology and operating system. However, the cost is said to be higher than the other competitors in the market, which are quite in the budget of maximum users.
- "Guardian" has provided a balanced review for the newly introduced iPad mini. According to the critics, the iPad mini has got amazing structural and operational base. The first impression of the device on the viewers is going to be attractive. However, the cost of the device will be not be a plus-point, as the other models are quite less in price. Though the machine is quite light in weight and handy, it has got a disappointing display. As stated in the review of guardian, the applications can be operated comfortably only on the larger screen. So, the small display can become a problem for the customers, when they are downloading large applications.
Thus, many critics have stated their views about after the launch of the iPad mini. It has been expected that the device will be able to attract a number of consumers due to durable functions and well-designed look. However, the response can be analyzed once the sales figures are published by the company.