First reviews of iPad mini hit the web: flexible, lightweight, and a cut above the competition

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A few days before the release of the newest tablet on sale iPad mini journalists foreign press have published their review of the new device Apple.

 Commentators agreed That the American giant computer electronics newly released very worthy gadget with great assembly, but without the disadvantages of not done.

According to CNET, the novelty is very expensive, and The New York Times journalist regrets that the tablet screen is not Retina.  At the AllThingsD, it was noted ergonomics, which in most cases it is comfortable to work with one hand. In this USA Today columnist believes that iPad mini is not so expensive and it is for those who think the price of the full-length high-iPad. Excited about the device was Engadget, who named it the best tablet from Apple – an incredibly thin and light with long battery life.

Daring Fireball

The hardware design — chamfered edges, less tapered back, metal rather than plastic buttons — strikes me as better, more elegant, than that of the full-size iPad 3/4. But it’s disappointing to go non-retina after using the retina iPad for the last seven months. All of the accolades and advantages of retina displays work in reverse. I adore the size and form factor of the iPad Mini, but I also adore the retina display on my full-size iPad.

The Wall Street Journal

I’ve been testing the iPad Mini for several days and found it does exactly what it promises: It brings the iPad experience to a smaller device. Every app that ran on my larger iPad ran perfectly on the Mini. I was able to use it one-handed and hold it for long periods of time without tiring. My only complaints were that it’s a tad too wide to fit in most of my pockets, and the screen resolution is a big step backwards from the Retina display on the current large iPad.

The Verge

Minor quibbles aside, the iPad mini stands head and shoulders above the competition in terms of design, the caliber of its components, and the solidness of how it’s been built. But it also has another quality, one that’s nearly as important: the device has personality

The Loop

I am a firm believer in “you get what you pay for.” The iPad mini is a perfect example of that. If you want to save $50 and buy a cheap-ass tablet, go ahead. If you want quality the iPad mini will be waiting for you when you come to your senses.

Engadget

So, perhaps not the greatest performance in the Apple lineup, but there is one place where it bests the rest: battery life…. Indeed during the course of our testing the battery on the iPad mini exceeded our expectations, expectations that were already high thanks to the consistently great battery life offered by the iPad family.

 

TechCrunch

if there is a weakness of this device, it’s the screen. But that statement comes with a very big asterisk. As someone who is used to a “retina” display on my phone, tablet, and even now computer, the downgrade to a non-retina display is quite noticeable.

 

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