iPad Mini with Retina Display Review – Packs a Punch
Another important thing to note about the small iPad with Retina display: Apple didn’t just fix the display resolution problem from last year.
It also seriously beefed up the iPad Mini with Retina Display, putting in the same new 64-bit A7 processor (and M7 motion coprocessor) found in the Apple iPhone 5S and iPad Air. (Although in the new iPad Mini, the CPU is clocked slightly slower.) Benchmarks in a technical iPad Mini with Retina Display review will tell you this little tablet is significantly faster than last year’s model and keeps up to the iPad Air.
That makes it possibly the best small tablet when it comes to performance too; there’s nothing you can currently do using the iPad Mini with Retina Display that’s going to leave you wishing for a little more power. Everything from video games to movies is fast and free of stuttering. That goes for streaming video too, thanks to the AAPL adoption of MIMO antenna technology for faster Wi-Fi.
Battery life holds up to Apple’s 10 hour claims, too — enough to get through a day of mobile use.
I’m not sure you’d want to work on the iPad Mini with Retina Display, except in a pinch. But if you do, Apple has you covered there too. Its iWork apps like Pages and Numbers (Apple’s take on Microsoft Word and Excel) are included for free.