Since I inherited my iPad 2 to my mom, I’m pretty much left tablet-less, which is a good thing, it’s time for a new toy, iPad Mini sounds like a good candidate. Despite the year long wait, iPad Mini comes with a lot of set backs.
1. Pixel Per Inch. iPad Mini ONLY packs a 163 ppi. This means a retina display will come out next year or the year after. It’s same marketing gimmick played by Apple, give users bit by bit.
2. Processor. This is the same processor as iPad2 using A5 chip and that is sooo last year. iPad2 can be sluggish at times, but overall it worked well. But I’m a little disappointed that the spec is mediocre.
3. Price. In US it’s selling at USD 329. In Malaysia the price should be around RM 1050- 1100. That’s pretty expensive for something you don’t really use that often.
I thought iPad Mini would’ve nailed it, sadly it took me a step back. Now I see Apple differently. They are not as enticing as they used to be, not good enough to feed this ever hungry iFag.