iPad Mini launches with compact LED display
Apple has finally revealed its iPad Mini tablet, which will aim to take on the lower end of the market and give rivals Google and Amazon a tougher time than they might have preferred.
The iPad Mini uses a 7.9 inch LED display with a resolution of 1024x768 and a 4:3 aspect ratio, which means that it is effectively a scaled down version of the screen found on the iPad 2.
This tablet will be facing off against the Google Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire HD, both of which have slightly smaller seven inch LED displays.
On the inside is an A5 processor with two physical cores and many outlets are predicting that the iPad Mini is actually a little more powerful than the iPad 2, thanks to more RAM being onboard, since it has support for Siri.
Thanks to the efficient LED technology, the tablet is able to offer a 10 hour battery life, which might come as a surprise due to its small size.
Meanwhile, the iPad Mini weighs in at just 308 grams for the Wi-Fi only model or 312 grams for the edition which sports a built in cellular antenna for truly wireless internet access.
In terms of price, it has been announced that Apple will be asking for 269 for the base model iPad Mini, which means Google and Amazon will still have the run of things at the bargain end of the market, since both of their entry level tablets are over 100 cheaper than this.
However, Apple's premium user experience and full support for apps on the iPad Mini, combined with its already impressive reputation, will probably help it to ensure that this new device is a best seller in the next few months.