Apple iPad Mini $330
We’ve been looking at the tablet market and all anyone’s commented so far is ‘what about the iPad?’ Well, here it is.
Apple more or less defines the tablet market – despite Bill Gates’ ahead-of-its’ time tablet in the ’90’s. Yes, Microsoft was there first, and we’ll look at the fight back, the Surface, next time.
For now, $100 more than a Nexus 7, gets an iPad Mini. Not the ‘maxi’ iPad with Retina Display that’s $500 for the base model. No, in this list, the Mini is much better value, although the $170 saving means you lose the iPad with larger Retina Display and A6X processor. The Mini uses an A5 processor in a much lighter and thinner device – 0.68 lbs (309g), which is slightly heavier than a Nexus 7, but has an inch more screen space. Continue reading