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Yeah, weight and portability are big pluses. Alas, the lower pixel density (would've preferred around 200 ppi same as the Nexus 7), smaller battery compared to the 3rd gen iPad (planning on using it as wi-fi hotspot) and availability (LTE model not shipping until mid-November) made me decide to just get another iPad 3 which can be had refurb for only a little bit more than the Mini.
The refurb for $90 off is a sweet deal.
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It seems like the old New iPad is the unwanted lovechild of Apple now. At least the HP TouchPad can keep it company in the bowels of history.
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It seems like the old New iPad is the unwanted lovechild of Apple now. At least the HP TouchPad can keep it company in the bowels of history.

Had to see it coming with the "Lightning" connector though.
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Had to see it coming with the "Lightning" connector though.

Yep. I didn't expect to see it released this soon but can't say I'm surprised given the new connector.
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Yeah, weight and portability are big pluses. Alas, the lower pixel density (would've preferred around 200 ppi same as the Nexus 7), smaller battery compared to the 3rd gen iPad (planning on using it as wi-fi hotspot) and availability (LTE model not shipping until mid-November) made me decide to just get another iPad 3 which can be had refurb for only a little bit more than the Mini.
Yeah I can understand that. Next year I'll either upgrade to the Mini 2 or iPad 5. I think I'll really like the portability of the Mini.
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Yeah I can understand that. Next year I'll either upgrade to the Mini 2 or iPad 5. I think I'll really like the portability of the Mini.

I'm actually quite happy with the iPad 3. The only thing that will convince me to upgrade is the availability of higher capacity models. 64GB just isn't enough storage and devices like the GoFlex Satellite or WiDrive just don't cut it.

However, I do see myself getting an iPad Mini if (when?) they increase the resolution. I'd love something lightweight like my Nexus 7 and the current iPad Mini is even lighter than that so that's already a big advantage. I also really like the 4:3 aspect ratio on the iPad since it lends itself better to A4/letter-sized PDF files. I can already read A4/letter-sized PDFs on the Nexus 7 but it's a bit uncomfortable since the document is smaller due to the letter-boxing (around 6" diagonal). Since there'll be very minimal letter-boxing on the iPad, A4/letter-sized PDF should render at close to 7.9" diagonal which is a fairly noticeable size increase.
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Yeah I can understand that. Next year I'll either upgrade to the Mini 2 or iPad 5. I think I'll really like the portability of the Mini.
Do you know how much more powerful the a6x is vs the a5x?
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Do you know how much more powerful the a6x is vs the a5x?

Comparison between Apple A6 and Apple A5 probably applies. The X part is just because of the better GPU (required to power the retina display).
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They just started accepting pre-orders for the iPad Mini and iPad 4 a short time ago after some site maintenance. Release date is a week later on November 2.
Man I must love tech, call me crazy, but I just pre-ordered an iPad Mini Wi-Fi 16GB Black/Slate. I want to see how it compares to my iPad 3. The fact that it has a 1024x768 display and A5 are kind of a let down, but the form factor seems great, very light at 0.68lbs (308g), and I like the sweet Slate back.biggrin.gif Also that 7.2mm (0.28") thickness is pretty insane. We'll see how it goes. I am going to play with both and sell the one I like the least.thumb.gif

yeah gonna call you insane for stepping down from an ipad 3 to an ipad 2 essentially with a smaller screen!
The biggest advantage is the lighter weight. It's also lighter than the other popular 7" tablets, even though the screen is 0.9" larger. For example, here is a weight comparison:

iPad Mini: 308g (~10.9oz/0.68lbs)
Nook HD: 315g (~11.1oz/0.69lbs)
Nexus 7: 340g (~12.0oz/0.75lbs)
Fire HD: 395g (~13.9oz/0.87lbs)

You might think that 1.44lbs of the iPad would be fine but it can be a bit fatiguing when held for a long time, unless propped on something or set down. The iPad Mini being so light and able to be held in one hand means it's much easier to use for long periods of time. I agree with rui-no-onna in that I prefer the 4:3 aspect ratio of the iPad which is more fitting to reading and web surfing (what I use my tablet for 90% of the time). I'd rather the tablet not sacrifice usability just so the letter boxes are smaller for HD movies.

I'll see if the display makes much difference to me. The iPad 3 was my first iPad so I don't have anything else to compare it it. If anything else the iPad Mini will be a fun new device to play with and that Slate back and ultra thin 7.2mm profile are some of my likes, besides the light weight. It does have a few minor technical advantages over the iPad 3 like faster Wi-Fi, 720p front camera instead of VGA, and I'd expect much faster charging time due to the smaller battery (16.3 vs 42.5 watt-hour).

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It seems like the old New iPad is the unwanted lovechild of Apple now. At least the HP TouchPad can keep it company in the bowels of history.

Had to see it coming with the "Lightning" connector though.
There wasn't any precedence from Apple to have given us this indication. They have never released an iPad sooner than the normal ~1 year release cycle and this is the first time they changed the connector. While one might assume they would update the iPad with the new connector, how could one also assume they would update the SoC and make other minor updates. While I wouldn't say it's shocking they would do this, I still didn't really expect it.
Edited by Ben the OCer - 10/27/12 at 9:18pm
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I'm actually quite happy with the iPad 3. The only thing that will convince me to upgrade is the availability of higher capacity models. 64GB just isn't enough storage and devices like the GoFlex Satellite or WiDrive just don't cut it.

However, I do see myself getting an iPad Mini if (when?) they increase the resolution. I'd love something lightweight like my Nexus 7 and the current iPad Mini is even lighter than that so that's already a big advantage. I also really like the 4:3 aspect ratio on the iPad since it lends itself better to A4/letter-sized PDF files. I can already read A4/letter-sized PDFs on the Nexus 7 but it's a bit uncomfortable since the document is smaller due to the letter-boxing (around 6" diagonal). Since there'll be very minimal letter-boxing on the iPad, A4/letter-sized PDF should render at close to 7.9" diagonal which is a fairly noticeable size increase.
Yeah I'd like an iPad mini with Retina display, but I don't think we'll see it until the third generation iPad mini, if then. It just uses so much power.
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Do you know how much more powerful the a6x is vs the a5x?
According to Apple the A6X is twice as powerful as the A5X, for both the processor and graphics I think.
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Silverstone FT05B-W 
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