iPad Mini with Retina Display Review – Conclusion
The new Retina display and A7 processor make the iPad Mini with Retina Display a formidable tablet, and possibly the best small tablet there is if you’re willing to pay the premium. I didn’t notice the color issues. If you intend to use this tablet primarily for reviewing photos or some other purpose where color accuracy is important, I’d suggest you check one out in person before buying. But for typical situations (and without a superior display to compare it to), I doubt you’d notice any difference.
As a casual use tablet, I think AAPL nailed it with the iPad Mini with Retina Display. I prefer the nearly 7-inch tablet over a full-sized iPad, the display is wonderfully crisp and it gets excellent battery life and great Wi-Fi performance. Plus, despite the bigger screen (7.9-inches translates into 35% more screen real estate than a 7-inch display) the smaller iPad with Retina Display is incredibly comfortable to hold.
The bottom line for this iPad Mini with Retina Display Review? If you’re looking for an Apple tablet on the cheap, buy the iPad Mini with Retina Display before even considering the iPad 2 at the same price. The smaller iPad is still large enough for daily use and blows away the older iPad 2 in screen resolution and power. Same deal with last year’s iPad Mini, although the new version is a $100 premium. The iPad Mini with Retina Display also performs just as well as the iPad Air, is much more portable and is $100 less than Apple’s flagship tablet.
If you’re shopping for Windows or Android tablets, if $399 is too steep or you want something small enough to be pocketable, then the iPad Mini with Retina Display isn’t your tablet. But for any iPad owner looking for an upgrade, or any first-time tablet user looking for a solid all-round device with a thriving app ecosystem, the iPad Mini with Retina Display is tough to beat.
As of this writing, Brad Moon did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.