Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display
The iPad Mini with Retina Display is the iPad Air in a smaller, cheaper package that's just as capable as its larger brother. Also, thanks to its smaller screen, the tablet's pixel density is one of the highest yet on any tablet. This is not only the best version of the iPad so far but, thanks to its incredible apps options and robust media ecosystem, it's the best small tablet, period.
- Overall score: 9.2 (4.5 stars)
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Starting at: $399.00
The good: The iPad Mini with Retina Display adds an excellent high-resolution display that rivals the iPad Air's, a far faster A7 processor, and tops it off with improved Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity, with battery life that's as good or better than in last year's Mini.
The bad: A starting price of $399 places it well above the small-tablet competition, and adding more storage or LTE makes it even more expensive. It lacks the innovative Touch ID fingerprint sensor that the iPhone 5S sports.
The bottom line: The new iPad Mini somehow shrinks down the iPad Air into an even more compact package, sacrificing nearly nothing. It's more expensive than before, but it's also the perfect smaller tablet.
October 31, 2013 3:21 PM PDT
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