The most popular three Apple tablets have been introduced with an head-tohead Retina display, with iPad mini, Apple has announced today in front of a packed crowd in San Jose, means adding this to the list there are three different iPads on the market for consumers to choose from. The latest scaled out slate hasn’t throu up too many surprises – merging with the rumors and speculation of the past few months, it doesn’t present any best prospective consumers with even more to consider before making a purchase, so we decided to place some of the key features of each one.
It has been 20 months, the iPad 2 has been around now, still a decent runner in spite of its age. Packed with a variation of the dual-core, A5-chip – the same as the new iPad mini – it offers enough power to users to enjoy high-end gaming without any lag. Its 9.7-inch display spans 1024-by-768 pixels, offering a reasonable 132ppi and looking for a large screen and cheaper priced Apple tablet, the iPad 2 is good to go with.
The new iPad with Retina display poses with the same size as its predecessor, but however slightly heavier thanks to its advanced hardware. It’s powerful Apple AX5 processor allowed for quad-core graphics, though bumped up with the A6X SoC, it more than the one released in March, with a Retina display to boot up with.
Better than the third-gen iPad which has been upgraded with the kind of features you’ve expected, the iPad 4 also features the Lightning dock connector, improved Wi-Fi, LTE support for Europe/Asia, and HD FaceTime. So much for the menial changes we previously anticipated.
The iPad mini starts at $329 for the 16GB version, and although it’s not as high-end as the new Retina iPad. As with the A6X-powered slate, it offers the possibility of 3G or 4G LTE, and with an iPad 2 resolution on a smaller scale and sits in between the both cousins in terms of display sharpness.
So, here are three of the different variants from which you can choose yours, like for basic edition model, go with the iPad 2. If looking for high-end, fully-fledged, power-rich, faster iPad experience, go with the new iPad, or in terms of smaller screen size like a portable, light, and nippy – the iPad mini would seem the best option.
Here’s a comparison chart from Apple themselves which compares the iPad mini, iPad 2 and iPad 4 together.
What you decided to grab, an iPad mini or a 4th-generation iPad or stick with the iPad 2 tablet?