Originally Posted by quentin
Originally Posted by UnAimed
LOL at this picture, such bull. A 1024x768 panel doesn't magically get better when you compare it to a smaller screen with a wider aspect ratio, especially one that has is higher resolution. 4:3 is such a silly aspect ratio - unless your Andre the Giant, you're not going to be able to grip the mini the way you can grip the Nexus 7.
$130 markup for an inherently inferior product is the way Apple rolls, nothing more to see here.
No it doesn't and I don't think that's what they were saying. If I remember correctly, they were pointing out how a tablet specific app is so much better than a smartphone specific app filling the screen. There's nothing wrong with the 4:3 aspect ratio; it's ideal for books and web browsing, and also good for games. The only benefit to 16:9 is movies.
How is it an inferior product?
The Nexus 7 has some advantages over the mini such as the 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM, and higher pixel density, but the iPad mini has its own set of advantages, such as having a 35% larger display, being 10% lighter and 30% thinner. On top of that, despite the slower 1GHz dual-core Cortex A9 it's still ahead in all of the web browsing benchmarks, it has a more powerful GPU, it has stereo speakers, dual-band WiFi, and a massive selection of tablet apps. Presumably it has full sRGB coverage, and it has brilliant battery life. But yes it does carry a higher price tag.