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Old 10-23-2012, 08:09 PM   #31
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I'm as much an apple hater as anyone. But right now the nexus is still 8GB, doesn't have an aluminum body and doesn't have a 10 hour battery life. So in the words of President Obama, nothing you've just said is true.
We know it will get 16GB in a few days, nobody will pay full price for the 8GB now. It has a better processor, better screen, and battery life should be around 10 hours -- a lot more if you underclock the processor so that it is on par with the iMini.
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We know it will get 16GB in a few days. It has a better processor, better screen and battery life should be around 10 hours -- a lot more if you underclock the processor so that it is on par with the iMini.
I asked a specific question and you responded with deliberately false information. I know that many have blind hatred for all things Apple, but that's pretty sad.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:12 PM   #33
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I asked a specific question and you responded with deliberately false information. I know that many have blind hatred for all things Apple, but that's pretty sad.
Lol, no. I responded with correct information. So now you become a "blind hater" for pointing out a few facts? You were right about the aluminum unibody. Not that that is a feature, or matters in any way, but cheers for you, non-hater!

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Lol, no. I responded with correct information. So now you become a "blind hater" for pointing out a few facts?
For starters, where can you find a Nexus 7 with an aluminum unibody?
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:17 PM   #35
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Wasn't Jobs strongly AGAINST a 7" tablet? What are they doing exactly?
Yep. He made some comment about requiring a user of a smaller tablet to have sandpaper handy to sand down fingers for using a smaller screen.

Of course, he also maintained that 3.5 inches was the perfect smartphone screen size, and now there's an iPhone with a bigger screen now that he's gone.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:19 PM   #36
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For starters, where can you find a Nexus 7 with an aluminum unibody?
So I guess you would never buy an iphone -- Nokia or HTC only for you? And even their unibodies aren't aluminum. Perhaps you don't have a phone, since they all lack this important feature.

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Old 10-23-2012, 08:24 PM   #37
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:42 PM   #38
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What tablet has 16GB, an aluminum unibody, and 10 hour battery life for $229?
While I can't answer that question, I still feel the iPad Mini is overpriced for what you get. This November I will be able to get a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 or a Nook HD+ with 16GB storage for less than the price of the iPad Mini. In each case I will not only get a larger screen (8.9" for Kindle, 9.0" for Nook, against 7.9" for Apple), but I will also get significantly better resolution, as both alternatives have 1920x1200 panels against 1024x768.

As someone who will be spending all my time with a tablet looking at the screen, that resolution deficit is almost impossible to make up at even the same price as the two competitors I mentioned, let alone at a higher price.

For me, the screen is the single most important feature of a tablet, and Amazon and BN have raised the bar to the point where 1024x768 is simply not worth consideration at anything over $200. Even at $200 it's behind the curve with Google, Amazon and BN all offering higher resolutions on 7" screens.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:05 PM   #39
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While I can't answer that question, I still feel the iPad Mini is overpriced for what you get. This November I will be able to get a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 or a Nook HD+ with 16GB storage for less than the price of the iPad Mini. In each case I will not only get a larger screen (8.9" for Kindle, 9.0" for Nook, against 7.9" for Apple), but I will also get significantly better resolution, as both alternatives have 1920x1200 panels against 1024x768.

As someone who will be spending all my time with a tablet looking at the screen, that resolution deficit is almost impossible to make up at even the same price as the two competitors I mentioned, let alone at a higher price.

For me, the screen is the single most important feature of a tablet, and Amazon and BN have raised the bar to the point where 1024x768 is simply not worth consideration at anything over $200. Even at $200 it's behind the curve with Google, Amazon and BN all offering higher resolutions on 7" screens.
As one of the only people in this thread actually considering buying the mini, I'll respond to your post.

I'm sure you'll be very happy with a Fire or a Nook, it's great that you can buy one for the same or less than the mini. I can't. Buy one, I mean. I'm not in the US.

I could buy a Samsung or Google tablet. But I've got an Apple computer and an iPod Touch, so staying with the Apple ecosystem is a huge plus, no need to rebuy apps or relearn an operating system. I'm also not a spec chaser, nor do I need the newest thing.

Sure, I'd like a higher resolution screen. But the same pixels as last year's iPad on a smaller screen will be pretty terrific. And it will run all the iPad apps. Right out of the box. No waiting for developers to optimize anything.

Anyway, the form factor is what I'm after, smaller and lighter than an iPad. Maybe there aren't many people looking for that, we'll find out.
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I definitely see your point Synamon, though I would probably hold out for a full iPad in your case (but that may be my eyes speaking). As for the ecosystem, I have two Android devices, an iPhone, and one each of Windows and Apple computers on my desk so I'm not worried about ecosystem - I like both.
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I'm not much of an Apple fan (I have an iPod Nano & my wife has an iPhone 3GS), but I'll have to admit the Mini looks very appealing to me. So it only has 169 dpi, it will still look good. I like that it's wider than my Nook and would be better for reading magazines (some of which aren't available on my Nook, but are available for iPad). The CPU is fast enough for it.

I could see myself using one, but I can't see myself paying the "Apple Tax". Maybe someone will buy me one or I'll trade something for one. If not, I'll stick with my Nook Tablet until I can save up enough dough for a Nexus 7.
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The iPad Mini is going to put a HUGE, HUGE, HUGE, HUGE, HUGE dent in every tablet on the market.. including Nexus7.. all the competition is shaking heads today.. wow.. I just returned my Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD today.. they are Dinosaurs compared to the iPad Mini.. just my 3 cents.. Apple is so far ahead of the completion it's scary.. I will be at the Apple store on November 2nd to pick mine up..
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For starters, where can you find a Nexus 7 with an aluminum unibody?
Who cares, you are attempting to turn irrelevancy into an argument.
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The iPad Mini is going to put a HUGE, HUGE, HUGE, HUGE, HUGE dent in every tablet on the market.. including Nexus7.. all the competition is shaking heads today.. wow.. I just returned my Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD today.. they are Dinosaurs compared to the iPad Mini.. just my 3 cents.. Apple is so far ahead of the completion it's scary.. I will be at the Apple store on November 2nd to pick mine up..
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If it dents my tablet Apple will find themselves in court!!!
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The iPad Mini is going to put a HUGE, HUGE, HUGE, HUGE, HUGE dent in every tablet on the market.. including Nexus7.. all the competition is shaking heads today.. wow.. I just returned my Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD today.. they are Dinosaurs compared to the iPad Mini.. just my 3 cents.. Apple is so far ahead of the completion it's scary.. I will be at the Apple store on November 2nd to pick mine up..
Doug
Likely you will be returning that iPad mini and getting one of those Dinosaurs again after you have seen the mini's screen. Reminds me of Jurassic Park...
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