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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

iPad mini With Retina Display vs iPad mini



Dubbed the “iPad mini with Retina Display,” Apple’s sequel to the iPad mini bumps up the 7.9-inch display’s resolution to a crisp 2048 x 1536, the same as the brand new iPad Air. Unfortunately, that increased sharpness comes at a much sharper price: $399 even as Apple cut the price on the original mini to $299. Is the new mini worth an extra $100 ? Here’s a full spec rundown to help you decide:




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iPad mini with Retina Display
iPad mini
Starting Price
$399
$299
CPU
64-bit A7 with M7 motion coprocessor
Dual-core A5
Display
7.9 inches/ 2048 x 1536
7.9 inches
OS
iOS 7
iOS 7
Battery Life
Up to 10 hours continuous web browsing
10:33 continuous web browsing
Connectivity
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
Size
7.87 x 5.3 x 0.29 inches
7.87 x 5.3 x 0.28 inches
Weight
0.73 pounds
0.68 pounds
Storage
16GB
16GB
Front/Rear Camera
1.2-MP (720p HD)/5-MP
1.2-MP (720p HD)/5-MP
Ports
Lightning
Lightning
Aside from the beefier, 64-bit processor and sharper panel, the iPad mini with Retina display is essentially the same as its predecessor. The new mini even sports the exact same dimensions while weighing just .05 pounds more. What those crisper visuals and more powerful A7 chip will get you is access to high-end mobile games, like “Infinity Blade 3″ and “Call of Duty: Strike Team,” in the form they were meant to be played. And this is just the beginning for Apple’s entry into 64-bit tablet computing–surely developers will invent new ways to take advantage of the added performance in the months ahead.

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