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post #76 of 105 (permalink) Old 2012-11-01, 08:44 AM
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I always thought the full size Ipads were mono. Mono with an aspect ration of 4x3. It's a retro thing.
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post #77 of 105 (permalink) Old 2012-11-01, 12:45 PM
 
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The iPad 4 has one speaker, it is a mono device.
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post #78 of 105 (permalink) Old 2012-11-01, 09:26 PM
 
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Detailed iPad mini review

They really ripped it open

http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/30/3...ad-mini-review
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I just bought one. Not to sound sexist or ageist, but I really think women and seniors will like the size and weight. It's very easy to hold in one hand.
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post #80 of 105 (permalink) Old 2012-11-03, 12:41 PM
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meh, re-cycled overpriced iPad 2. For that price with a Retina display, stereo sound, bigger processor, and the lightning connector, they could have even had me converted. That would have been a tablet that I could have been excited about. I guess the Playbook will have to do for another year.
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post #81 of 105 (permalink) Old 2012-11-05, 01:24 AM
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I got the chance to hold an iPad Mini this weekend. Had to tell my kids to pry it out of my hands.

I hadn't found a reason to replace my 2.5 years old iPad 1... until now.

I love the size. It seems to be perfect for me. Plus, you can't beat the weight. I know what is going on the Xmas list as no. 1.
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post #82 of 105 (permalink) Old 2012-11-05, 08:26 AM
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Hey PokerChip, if you had to guess how would you say it would work for someone whose fingers aren't very dextrous? My mom currently has an iPad 2 but because of arthritis she some times finds it is difficult to hold. I was thinking the weight / smaller size might be just the ticket.
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notsure, I would agree. Your mom's situation is one of many applications where the iPad Mini might be better. Even a a grown man, I would lie if I didn't say my iPad 1 (which is heavier and clunkier) doesn't cause a bit of fatigue when I hold it for an extended period of time.

Last night, I actually picked up my son's Kobo reader and it reminded me of the feel of the iPad Mini. Very pleasing to hold, very comfortable.
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post #84 of 105 (permalink) Old 2012-11-05, 12:32 PM
 
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I haven't seen the iPad Mini in person, but my guess is the display will be excellent given its small size.
Here is a comprehensive analysis of the iPad Mini's display.

http://www.displaymate.com/iPad_mini...ut_1.htm#Table

I wouldn't call it "excellent" - at least compared to its main rivals. It was rated slightly better overall than the Nexus but lower than the Kindle Fire.
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Veee, it is rated excellent by me. At 163 pixels per inch, and being that it's an IPS display, it does the job really well.

Plus, it allows the iPad Mini to hold its own very well compared to the iPad 2, and suprisingly to the iPad 3, since the processor isn't taxed as much.

Sorry about the linked page being in French. There's not a lot of benchmarks out for the iPad Mini yet. However, the graphs are self explanatory.

http://www.mac4ever.com/actu/75010_i...r-s-honorables
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I always thought the full size Ipads were mono. Mono with an aspect ration of 4x3. It's a retro thing.
It is well documented that a 4:3 aspect ratio mimics our eye's natural field of vision, which is 155° horizontally, by 120° vertically. There's no real benefit to adopting a "standard widescreen aspect ratio" for a display used for a variety of tasks, from word processing to reading to playing games... and watching movies.

The mono thing is a moot point. Space is already at a premium, and realistically, most people will use headphones to get decent sound from such a device.
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Before you buy the iPad mini, you might want to read this

http://www.zdnet.com/android-tablets...cs-7000006939/
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Before you buy the iPad mini, you might want to read this

http://www.zdnet.com/android-tablets...cs-7000006939/
That's the same report I just posted above.
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Before you buy the iPad mini, you might want to read this

http://www.zdnet.com/android-tablets...cs-7000006939/
I read this article and it definitely raises good points. However, I don't think the display should be the only thing one considers when buying a tablet, especially a budget, 7 inch tablet. The iPad Mini has may factors going for itself:

*build quality
*App ecosystem
*proven reliability of iOS devices
*Still the dominant tablet lineup on the market
*etc.

I wouldn't advocate anyone should go out and blindly buy a MacBool Pro with Retina display just because it smokes all other laptops on the market. It's just one aspect of many...
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from the article

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Many people were expecting a Retina Display like the new iPad 3
I can't comment on the displays because I haven't seen them but I will comment on the study.

If you tell the people what they are looking at BEFORE they look at it, you will never get objective feedback. Since the participants "expected" the iPad Mini to have a Retina display, their obvious disappointment may very well have affected their judgement.

Rest assured, if I told 50 Android (or Apple) fanboys that on the left was the Android tablet and on the right was the Apple tablet, the results would be different than if I told them the Android tablet was on the right and the Apple tablet on the left. (Even if they were both Apple or Android tablets)

The only way the study would have made sense is if the sponsors masked the bezels of the display and then asked users to comment on how all three looked displaying the exact same video or photo.
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