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I was quoting that poster who was using that image to support the mini's screen.

The mini is vastly inferior product for all the reasons you listed, plus the biggie: terrible screen. While I agree that 16:9 isn't necessarily better than 4:3 when it comes to web browsing general usage, but the one-handed portrait usage of the 7 is not possible on the mini. It's pretty hard to comfortably use an 8 inch square with one hand. In landscape, your 4:3 is going to letterbox video content like hell and on top of that, 1024x768 is going to crop 720p videos down to almost 480p due to the aspect disparity.
There are only about three advantages that the Nexus 7 has over the iPad mini, but the mini has many more over the Nexus 7. The screen is actually fine. It's certainly not as sharp as the Nexus 7 or the iPad 3, but I'm comfortable using it for reading despite having been using my 3 for six months or so.

Can you elaborate on what you mean by "one-handed portrait usage"? I hold my mini with one hand, and use it with the other quite comfortably. If you mean hold and use it with one hand, then that's tricky on either of them, but less so on the Nexus 7 because of the smaller width -- but I still don't see you being able to do much with it with only one hand.

I don't see that being a big issue. The physical size of the video on the mini should actually be similar to on the Nexus 7 because of the former's larger display.
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And don't even START on the 35% larger screen. It's so convenient to praise Apple for having a larger display on it's 'miniature' ipad, yet it's all "screens don't need to be big" and "3.5 inches is the PERFECT screen size" when it came to the iphone. Combine that with the fact that you're putting a lower resolution into a bigger screen, it's like buying a 30" monitor at 720p.

You get all these compromises for an extra $130...it's Apple's "me-too" device in response to the Nexus 7.
For a tablet a larger screen is generally better. For a smartphone, that isn't necessarily true. It's subjective and depends on what you want. The Nexus 7's display is a bit small for me. The iPad mini's display is pretty perfect tbh.
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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.

How are these advantages?

Is there a set depth for a device?

You cease to amaze me.
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For a tablet a larger screen is generally better. For a smartphone, that isn't necessarily true. It's subjective and depends on what you want. The Nexus 7's display is a bit small for me. The iPad mini's display is pretty perfect tbh.

If this was true the ipad mini would have never been made.

I hope i have fans like you for products i make, I will make garbage and it is the best.
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How are these advantages?

Is there a set depth for a device?

You cease to amaze me.
Please tell me you're joking... thinner and lighter is better.
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If this was true the ipad mini would have never been made.

I hope i have fans like you for products i make, I will make garbage and it is the best.
No. That's why I said "generally". For a tablet focusing on portability it's necessary for it to be too small, but the Nexus 7 is too small for me.

Don't troll. The mini is a solid device, which is why I like it. In fact it's better than my iPad 3. I like Apple products because they're good, not because they're made by Apple.
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