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iPad mini 2 review of reviews - what do the experts say about the iPad mini with Retina Display?

Matt Egan | Oct. 28, 2013
Here is a very early iPad mini what Retina Display review of reviews from tech editors in the UK and the US.

We round up the things tech reviewers are saying about the new iPad mini, so you don't have to. 

Apple fans: unless you have been hiding under a rock for the past week you may be aware that Apple this week announced a couple of iPad upgrades. Significantly the iPad mini has been upgraded to include a Retina Display, a move that many predicted, but a welcome move nonetheless. As you might expect the tech press has been quick to pass judgment with hands-on reviews of the iPad mini with Retina Display, even though it isn't due to launch until 'late November'.

Reader, so you don't have to I have trawled the dark recesses of the internet, extracting the early thoughts of tech editors the world over. Well, in the UK and the US. Here is a very early iPad mini what Retina Display review of reviews in which the titles are listed in alphabetical order. We don't want any weedy tech journos duking it out. 

iPad mini with Retina Display: review of reviews

Let's head over and see what those cool types at Engadget have to say about the iPad mini with Retina Display: "There isn't much on the outside that we haven't seen before -- in fact, it still sports the same home button, indicating that it doesn't feature a Touch ID fingerprint sensor. But, there is one glaring exception: the 2048 x 1536 Retina display, which amounts to 324 ppi.

"This is the same pixel count as the iPad Air, which means it actually has a much higher pixel density (264 ppi) than its bigger sibling. And even more importantly, when compared to the original iPad mini that came out last year, this is a rather significant bump in resolution and we came away much more impressed with the mini as a result.

"On the inside, the mini includes a jump to an A7 processor (the same one used in the iPhone 5s) and at first blush, it does seem a bit faster than the original. Still, we imagine the biggest boost in performance will have to do with multitasking and gaming, which we unfortunately weren't able to do much of during our time with the device. You'll also be able to take advantage of the same M7 co-processor now found in the iPad Air and iPhone 5s."

So that's the what, but is it any good? Our friends over at Expert Reviews have a view: "Given the faster processor and the high-resolution screen, it's certainly looking as though the iPad Mini with Retina is going to be the small tablet to buy and a worthy upgrade to the existing model."


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