Wu: Apple iPad mini will take business from Windows 8 this holiday season
posted by Alan F. / Nov 03, 2012, 12:58 AM
Apple iPad mini will take business away from Windows 8 devices this holiday season. Wu says that the Apple iPad mini's main competition is the Microsoft Surface tablet and Windows 8 PCs. That might be upsetting to Apple to hear that the competition for the mini is a $500 tablet and even higher priced PC models. If Wu is correct, that would mean that those low priced 7 inch Android models could be outselling the Apple iPad mini during the holiday season.
Apple's original intent was to create a smaller tablet that would compete with the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and the 16 GB Google Nexus 7, both priced at $199. But at $329, Apple just might have priced itself right out of that market, which is apparently why Wu made his comment. But it would seem more likely that the fourth generation Apple iPad would be the device going up against the Microsoft Surface tablet. Look at it this way, if you're looking at a Microsoft Surface RT with its 10.6 inch display and quad-core processor, would you also look at a device with a 7.9 inch screen and a dual-core 1GHz processor, or would you consider the device with a 9.7 inch screen and a powerful A6X processor?
- Display 7.9" 1024 x 768 pixels
- Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
- Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
- Storage 64 GB
- Battery 4440 mAh
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i thought ipad mini is against the kindle and nexus? MS doesn't even have a 7" range tablet.
posted on Nov 03, 2012, 1:14 AM 16
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the author of the article missed the point of ipad mini and surface devices. Moreover ipad mini cant even dare to compete with the surface which is more like a fully functioning laptop in a tablet form....the true evolution of tablets!
posted on Nov 03, 2012, 3:31 AM 8
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yup but thr RT is priced better than the ipad. and even the RT version doesn't exactly come in the ipad mini category///its more of a competitior for ipad 2 against which even the RT can hold its own
posted on Nov 03, 2012, 8:01 AM 3
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I think that Surface tablets are great... But the pro version is almost as having a Laptop, wich can be found for about the same price with better specs... Tablets were suposed to be another category of devices (cheaper, but better for some tasks)... not just "touch laptops"... But still.... the best tablet for the price is the Nexus 7... or the Nexus 10..(iPad is overpriced...) If you want Windows functionality with good specs, just buy an Ultrabook...
posted on Nov 03, 2012, 5:35 AM 6
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if apple can claim that the ipad mini is in a different league because of that .9" screen difference, then there are so many unique traits surface is carrying that makes the comparison can't be done. Imo surface doesn't have anything to lose. It's a new device which only will grow.
posted on Nov 03, 2012, 1:57 AM 1
Only people who are unaware of tech will buy iPad. And oh, before some iFan points out, let me also say- people who "PREFER" iPad for its simplicity, reliability, "it just works" factor and brand will buy it. In short - Yes. It will still sell a lot. Regretfully.
posted on Nov 03, 2012, 2:44 AM 4
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With the current trend, I do think that Android tablets will outsell the iPad mini this holiday season. That is going to be interesting for those holiday sales.
posted on Nov 03, 2012, 4:23 AM 1
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idiots... the ipad mini is a SEVEN INCH tablet. all windows 8 tablets are 10 INCHES 2 different markets
posted on Nov 03, 2012, 12:35 PM 1
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Now you're just being ridiculous. Haven't you heard? Tim Cook said that Apple would never make a 7-inch tablet. The iPad Mini is different. It's a 7.9 inch tablet. It's a magical and revolutionary diagonal measurement.
posted on Nov 03, 2012, 9:10 PM 0
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The mini is closer to an 8" tablet than a 7" inch tablet because the industry measures the screen size diagonally. Notwithstanding the aforementioned comment, these tablets are competing products, thus one market per se.
posted on Nov 03, 2012, 9:28 PM 0
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