The long-rumored iPad Mini is here and reviewers have mostly heralded its arrival. The 7.9-inch tablet features a 1024 x 768 display (163 pixels per inch - not quite the 'Retina' quality found on the new iPad), the same dual-core A5 processor as the iPad 2, a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera for 720HD video calls and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera for snapshots.
Apple claims you can get 10 hours of web-surfing and video viewing on the Mini over Wi-Fi or roughly nine hours over a cellular network. A 16GB, Wi-Fi only model retails for $329.
Reviewers have been impressed with the Mini, casting away fears that it would simply be a down-sized iPad. While bemoaning the high price and lack of Retina display, reviewers loved the build quality and extensive app library that has made previous iPads so popular.
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