iPad Mini first batch of reviews – a bit too much positive!

Almost all of the reviewers so far have agreed that the iPad Mini is a high quality product, an iPad shrinked to a smaller useable form factor. They all seem to justify the $129 price premium, when compared to the 7" $199 tablets iPad Mini is usually compared to.

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Some significant statements on iPad Mini by the reviewers include:

  • you can comfortably hold this iPad in one hand … (When compared to other 7" tablets) iPad Mini is a far classier, more attractive, thinner machine. (David Pogue, NYT)
  • it does exactly what it promises: It brings the iPad experience to a smaller device. (Walt Mossberg, AllthingsD)
  • …There’s no doubt that this is indeed a five-star device. (Charles Arthur, The Guardian)
  • Apple will sell a lot of these little beauties, that’s for sure. (Shane Richmond, The Telegraph)
  • I was wrong … what seems like a little bit of extra screen real estate on the iPad mini makes a huge difference. (Jim Dalrymple, The Loop)
  • If your budget’s got more wiggle room, the iPad Mini is the best compact-sized tablet on the market. (Harry McCracken, Time)
  • When I picked it up, I was reminded of the first time I held a first-generation iPhone. (Clayton Morris, Fox News)
  • Engadget’s found that the mini tablet scored 12 hours and 43 minutes battery life, the best life they have measured in any tablets.

You can read the full reviews of all the above mentioned author and more in the link list below:

Links to all the iPad Mini reviews by the industry’s most respected reviewers (arranged in alphabetical order):

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