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Old Mar 2, 2013, 11:06 AM   #76
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I like my iPad mini for reading news over morning coffee with flipboard, web browsing on the couch or in bed and for travel. For those uses it works very well. I've also been enjoying some real racing 3 lately.
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Old Mar 2, 2013, 05:27 PM   #77
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An iPod touch isn't a tablet. Credibility is very questionable here.
I sure use it as a tablet. Your credibility is in question. The newest touch dies EVERYTHING the mini does. I have the same apps on both.
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Old Mar 2, 2013, 07:50 PM   #78
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Again, 720p is an internationally established shorthand term for 1280x720p. It means nothing else. It doesn't matter what the video source is. It isn't a term for any arbitrary horisontal resolution.
Again, you are wrong. Your brain is stuck on ATSC HDTV standards. If you are going by ATSC HDTV standards, then 720p means 1280x720p.

You might live in a world where all video sources/signals are based on ATSC HDTV standards, but I live in the real world. There are a lot more standards than just ATSC HDTV standards.

No one who works with multiple video signal/sources thinks 720p means 1280x720p only and 1080p means 1920x1080p only.


Here's a short education for you on how the established shorthand works when describing the video signal/source.

Established video signal shorthand: (vertical resolution)(interlace or progressive scan)(fields or frame rate)

The shorthand doesn't define or limits you to an aspect ratio.


480p24: 480 vertical resolution, progressive scan, 24 frames a second

720p50: 720 vertical resolution, progressive scan, 50 frames a second

1080i60: 1080 vertical resolution, interlace scan, 60 fields a second


For example, the DVCPRO HD format standard:

http://documentation.apple.com/en/fi...1%26tasks=true

1080p25: 1440x1080, progressive scan, 25 fps
720p50: 960x720, progressive scan, 50 fps



What 1080p means in different video format standards:

ATSC HDTV: 1920x1080, progressive scan
Blu-ray: 1920x1080 or 1440x1080, progressive scan
DVCPRO HD: 1440x1080 or 1280x1080, progressive scan


Maybe you need to learn about the established shorthand for video signal/source means.

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Old Mar 2, 2013, 09:00 PM   #79
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I sure use it as a tablet. Your credibility is in question. The newest touch dies EVERYTHING the mini does. I have the same apps on both.
The screen's too small to fall into the tablet category. It's an mp3 player.
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Old Mar 3, 2013, 09:43 AM   #80
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The iPhone probably does everything the mini and ipod touch 5 can an but does that make it a tablet or mp3 player by label? :-)
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Old Mar 3, 2013, 10:51 AM   #81
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The iPhone probably does everything the mini and ipod touch 5 can an but does that make it a tablet or mp3 player by label? :-)
It's a smart phone.
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Old Mar 3, 2013, 12:29 PM   #82
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That's it I've had it. I am getting the mini!!!
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Old Mar 3, 2013, 10:05 PM   #83
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Well I did it. I just unboxed my mini.

Yes, the screen is definitely not a retina screen. But I love the feel and weight of it, and being able to type quickly using my two opposable thumbs is a superb feeling!

In a word, gentlemen:

Thrilled.
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Old Mar 4, 2013, 11:19 AM   #84
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The screen's too small to fall into the tablet category. It's an mp3 player.
I use it as a tablet when traveling. It does everything the mini does but with a smaller screen.
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Old Mar 4, 2013, 11:27 AM   #85
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I sure use it as a tablet. Your credibility is in question. The newest touch dies EVERYTHING the mini does. I have the same apps on both.
You don't use it as a tablet, you use it to do the same things that someone would use a tablet for.

You can put a tablecloth in the bed of a pickup truck, but that doesn't make it a table. It just makes it a truck you use as a table. You can use a MacBook as a desktop computer, but that doesn't make it a desktop computer.

Your iTouch is not a tablet, want to know how to tell? Does it run tablet-optimized apps? It's more akin to phone-less, iPhone.
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Old Mar 4, 2013, 04:34 PM   #86
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You don't use it as a tablet, you use it to do the same things that someone would use a tablet for.

You can put a tablecloth in the bed of a pickup truck, but that doesn't make it a table. It just makes it a truck you use as a table. You can use a MacBook as a desktop computer, but that doesn't make it a desktop computer.

Your iTouch is not a tablet, want to know how to tell? Does it run tablet-optimized apps? It's more akin to phone-less, iPhone.
Finally, someone with a brain.
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Old Mar 5, 2013, 09:22 AM   #87
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Well I did it. I just unboxed my mini.

Yes, the screen is definitely not a retina screen. But I love the feel and weight of it, and being able to type quickly using my two opposable thumbs is a superb feeling!

In a word, gentlemen:

Thrilled.
Enjoy your cool gadget
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Old Mar 5, 2013, 04:52 PM   #88
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I as well hated on it, until i used it. Then i bought one, bc its so light and its is the PERFECT size for me to carry and not have it be obtrusive.
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 07:22 AM   #89
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I use it as a tablet when traveling. It does everything the mini does but with a smaller screen.
I can use the app called paper by fifty three on my mini. I dare you to do so on your iPod touch.

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Old Apr 15, 2013, 07:38 AM   #90
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Your iTouch is not a tablet, want to know how to tell? Does it run tablet-optimized apps? It's more akin to phone-less, iPhone.
I was considering buying an iPad mini for the girlfriends birthday, does the mini not run tablet optimised apps like the iPad 4?

Does it only run iPhone apps?



[Edit] Scrap that, I just went onto Apple store website and read this

"Right from the start, apps made for iPad also work with iPad mini. They’re immersive, full-screen apps that let you do almost anything you can imagine. And they make iPad mini practically impossible to put down."

So darngooddesign I don't know what your comment is suppose to be implying?


[Edit 2] Sorry think i've mis-read some of the conversation and that it was directed at an iPod touch owner!!

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Old Apr 15, 2013, 09:33 AM   #91
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I upgraded from an iPad 2 and I'm very happy I did.

What's better compared to the iPad 2:

- WiFi (better reception in my house, also in far corners)
- Camera's (sharp, really big difference)
- Speakers (stereo, and overall better sound)
- Screen (contrast and saturation are much better)
- Weight and size! (just what I needed, reason why I bought the iPad Mini)

I'm used to the retina screen of my rMBP 15", but the iPad mini "low res" really doesn't bother me at all!
The DPI is also higher than the iPad 2, even though it's still not retina. That makes it good enough for most people.
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 10:45 PM   #92
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I also hated on the mini for not having retina but loved the form factor. Now that I'm actually using it I've fallen for it. It's so much more intimate and easier to deal with than the bigger siblings which always felt like bicep curls to handle.

Screen may not have the pixels or colour gamut but colours are accurate and the small size screen mitigates the lower pixel numbers. And for all intents and purposes...it is an iPad.

I bought the one I'm typing this on as a temporary toy but I'm all but set to keep it now.
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Old Apr 16, 2013, 12:14 AM   #93
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I'am not so much a iPad mini hater, I always loved the minis design, the iPads design is ageing on me and seems bland. I just sold my iPad 3 32gb and now am in the market for the next gen ipad.

i would buy a Mini 2 if it comes with a retina display and 128gb storage like its bigger sibling the iPad, and the other stuff like better cpu etc, otherwise the iPad 5 is looking tempting.
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Old Apr 16, 2013, 09:44 AM   #94
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I guess one could hate it slightly less now that Walmart lowered the price. No doubt it will go even lower when the 2nd gen is announced but I am surprised the way it sold that it was reduced. It is not like my local Walmarts have tons of these to sell in the first place.
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Old Apr 16, 2013, 11:15 AM   #95
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I'm not sure how someone can be either a hater or lover of a computer till they actually try / use it.
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Old Apr 16, 2013, 12:16 PM   #96
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The Nexus 7 is not in the same company as the others you listed, not even close.

Try nytimes and yahoo desktop sites in portrait on the Nexus. No better than the Mini.
yes they are.

In almost all android browsers including the default chrome (which isn't even that great of a browser) you can boost the default font size making websites like those much more readable on a nexus 7 than an iPad mini.

I think people used to iOS forget that even though the nexus 7 size is not ideal for web browsing the ability to increase font sizes in the browser makes things very readable even in portrait mode (my preferred mode). If this feature came to Safari on the iPad mini I would buy one in a second (retina screen or not).
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Old Apr 16, 2013, 12:58 PM   #97
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I LOVE the mini after having thought it was a gimmick before. I got one for my wife and I'm always borrowing it over my own iPad 3. I love the light weight and how it feels while holding it. I usually prefer portrait view and the keyboard is so much more accessible than the larger iPads.

I'm waiting for the retina version before I get one for myself but I think it will outsell the larger version when they're both updated.
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yes they are.

In almost all android browsers including the default chrome (which isn't even that great of a browser) you can boost the default font size making websites like those much more readable on a nexus 7 than an iPad mini.

I think people used to iOS forget that even though the nexus 7 size is not ideal for web browsing the ability to increase font sizes in the browser makes things very readable even in portrait mode (my preferred mode). If this feature came to Safari on the iPad mini I would buy one in a second (retina screen or not).
Does it have to be Safari as one's browser? There are a few browsers in iOS that one can download and increase the font. Also, one can do the bookmarklet procedure to increase the font size in Safari.
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