Neoseeker : News : iPad Mini coming in November, features 7.9 inch screen and 10 hour battery life
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DedValve Oct 23, 12
Only $70 cheaper than basic "new" iPad 2? I'd at least expect it to be a full $100.
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Error404 Oct 23, 12
Ummm... So the Iphone is getting bigger... and the Ipad is getting smaller... I DONT GET IT!!
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THM Oct 23, 12
Looks like a consumer cycle jerk...but I might try it if it goes under 200!!
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uxnhoj123 Oct 23, 12
My enthusiasm died once they mentioned the price.
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Redemption Oct 23, 12
quote Error404
Ummm... So the Iphone is getting bigger... and the Ipad is getting smaller... I DONT GET IT!!
Haha that's quite a good observation

Anyway, I think the iPad Mini is a really good size. $329 for 16GB is also quite competitive against the Nexus 7.

Pros and Cons for me:

Pros:
  • 7.9" screen should be more useful than 7" screen
  • longer battery life
  • there will be tons of accessory support
  • smaller side bezel
  • models that come with LTE/3G connectivity
Cons
  • 1024x768?? Nexus 7" screen is 1280x800 resolution.
  • Lots of people mention price. The larger storage sizes do get really expensive.
  • Dual Core A5?
  • Larger memory size + LTE are really expensive.
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Zombie_Barioth Oct 23, 12
I like the slightly wider screen, my problem with most 7" tablets is they aren't wide enough.

I've been thinking about getting one but I don't know if I'll use it enough compared to my laptop to justify the price, this might be worth keeping an eye on at least.
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The Slayer Oct 23, 12
This is driving me nuts. Why not add an extra .1 inch (2.5mm) to the screen? So they can still call it a 7" tablet while also being the biggest 7" tablet? They could even just round it up and call it an 8" tablet and no one would really notice.

Also, why does it have the specs of the iPad 2, while the iPad 3 has been out for months and the iPad 4 is announced? Seems a bit backwards.

I have a feeling they'll just release an iPad mini 2 in 6 months with better specs anyway.
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XXIV Oct 23, 12
iPad Mini; perfect for the rich d-bag who is too lazy to pull out his iPad, but is busy talking on his iPhone
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Nagare Oct 23, 12
The Slayer, it matches the specs of the iPad 2 so that devs don't have to worry about another screen size or resolution type when writing apps. They could have bumped up the processor, but the screen makes sense because otherwise it would have to match the iPad 3 which probably isn't possible on that screen size yet.
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Huntereb Oct 23, 12
Apple, you disappointed me. Why such a low price tag?
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Fortitudo Oct 24, 12
quote Error404
Ummm... So the Iphone is getting bigger... and the Ipad is getting smaller... I DONT GET IT!!
Beat me to it.
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jkoftekian Oct 24, 12
Redemption whats funny is that nexus 7 isnt even considered a flagship tablet in the android world. Other tablets that come in that size are the variants on the Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Note (the tablets), and many Asus tablets are far more competitive than the Nexus 7 and have already been released months ago. Ive yet to take a good look at the nexus 7. But the price seems affordable, but id save up for Galaxy Note 10.1 if given the option.
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Nagare Oct 24, 12
jkoftekian, I'd have to say the Nexus 7 is definitely considered a flagship tablet in the Android world. It was one of the first tablets to launch with Jellybean and was really the only option if you wanted Jellybean in tablet form at all. It also hit a good price point to allow for "impulse" buy territory which helped it to spread. Much better device than the Galaxy Tab ever was if you ask me. The Notes and Transformers have much more advertising from the manufacturers, but that doesn't mean the Nexus 7 shouldn't be considered a flagship.
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jkoftekian Oct 24, 12
quote Nagare
jkoftekian, I'd have to say the Nexus 7 is definitely considered a flagship tablet in the Android world. It was one of the first tablets to launch with Jellybean and was really the only option if you wanted Jellybean in tablet form at all. It also hit a good price point to allow for "impulse" buy territory which helped it to spread. Much better device than the Galaxy Tab ever was if you ask me. The Notes and Transformers have much more advertising from the manufacturers, but that doesn't mean the Nexus 7 shouldn't be considered a flagship.
i stand corrected. If speaking of OS, nexus 7 kicks butt with ease. Jellybean is a major improvement on ICS. but when i compare nexus 7 to other tablets like Galaxy Note, hardware is a place of defeat. For example nexus has 1.3ghz processor, while note has a slightly better (barely noticable) 1.4ghz. The major win is the note jas 2gb ram while nexus 7 has 1gb ram.

Again, i like my hardware specs to be best on my devices, but having jellybean on nexus 7 is hard to beat. Jellybean will have some cool new features that ics just cant compete with..:/
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