However, is it really worth getting one? Before we get to answering that question, there are a few things that have to be brought to the table. The iPad mini may be cheap for an iPad, but it isn't as a whole. Both the Kindle Fire HD and the Google Nexus 7, among other 7-inchers, start at only $200, and despite their limitations, they are still pretty decent alternatives to the iPad mini. Yeah, their screens might be physically smaller, but have higher resolution, meaning they are able to provide more detailed images and sharper text. The thing you'll have to sacrifice, however, if you go for one of these Android tablets is the availability of a decent main camera on the back. Currently, no $200 slate will offer a camera as good as the 5-megapixel iSight snapper that the iPad mini boasts.
And now it is time for the big question that we ask you today: are you getting the iPad mini? Are you ready to go with a small iPad and ignore the cheaper, albeit in some ways inferior, alternatives? Our poll below is now open so don't hesitate to cast your vote!
- iPad mini - are you getting one?
- Yes! I've always wanted a smaller/cheaper iPad, so I am definitely getting the iPad mini 14.88% (398 votes) (398 votes)
- The iPad mini seems like a fine tablet, but I will wait for the reviews to come out before buying it 13.28% (355 votes) (355 votes)
- No, I would much rather get a 7-inch Android tablet instead of an iPad mini 57.22% (1530 votes) (1530 votes)
- No, small tablets don't interest me 14.62% (391 votes) (391 votes)