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(Gizmodo)   Want a signal that the the iPad Mini isn't worth it? Even Gizmodo can find faults and recommend Amazon over it in most criteria   ( gizmodo.com) divider line
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2012-10-23 10:04:57 PM  
2 votes:
Bought a Nexus 7 about two months ago. There has been zero reason to regret this decision. Love it.
2012-10-23 09:56:35 PM  
2 votes:
huh i thought my iPod already was an iPad mini.
2012-10-23 09:52:21 PM  
2 votes:
iPad 3 and galaxy note owner here. I was going to sell the iPad and get two minis until they said the mini was $329. Apple has completely missed the point on mini tablets.
2012-10-23 09:45:59 PM  
2 votes:

gingerjet: Gizmodo is still around? Who knew ....

Pretty much everyone on Fark including you.
2012-10-24 05:20:09 PM  
1 vote:

mccallcl: What else comes in a flat glass rectangle?

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2012-10-24 12:25:03 PM  
1 vote:
Is it an iPad Mini or an iPod Touch Maxi?
2012-10-23 10:26:39 PM  
1 vote:

Kate Gosselin's Pap Smear: Unless your tech savvy and install a full fledge android OS on it.

Cyangenmod FTW!!!

Because I had a fairly extensive nook library before I had a tablet, I chose to spend $35 and purchase a bootable SD card for my nook. So now I have the nook tablet that is still a nook tablet and I can pop the sd card in and have a fully functioning Android tablet. Best of both worlds. I'm sure the tech savvy could probably make their own bootable SD card as well, and skip the $35 part.
2012-10-23 10:19:28 PM  
1 vote:
The mini pricing doesn't bother me that much...though it should be a little lower at about $300; I think the iPod touch at $299 is more insane.
2012-10-23 09:58:09 PM  
1 vote:

Ghastly: Too big to be a phone...

Not a Samsung phone...

In all seriousness, my wife is a non-techy, average computer user. She's been running a piece of shiat LG netbook for a few years. She saw the iPad mini and immediately wanted one. For what she wants, it's perfect. She's going to buy one with her Christmas money.

As a teacher, I can tell you that the iPad mini will kill in the education market. My school division has already begun equipping schools with iPads; my school has a cart, plus three in each classroom. For about $75,000 we could purchase enough iPad minis to get us to a 1:1 ratio. Meanwhile, we're fundraising to buy a playground - which costs $250,000 and I find completely asinine.
2012-10-23 09:48:10 PM  
1 vote:

Seems like either the Nook HD (better screen, microSD), or the Nexus 7 (pure Android, more Apps, Google services) would be a better non-iPad choice.
2012-10-23 09:42:21 PM  
1 vote:
Gizmodo is still around? Who knew ....
2012-10-23 09:01:57 PM  
1 vote:
I've got an iPhone 5 and a Nexus 7, so aren't a fanboy of either, but this really is an underwhelming release to me. First, there's the older hardware inside and sub-Retina display. Second, for the price and the size, you may as well save a bit more and get a full-sized iPad if you really want an Apple tablet.
2012-10-23 08:55:06 PM  
1 vote:

Ghastly: Mini tablets seem useless to me anyway. Too big to be a phone, too small to be a useful tablet. I have a 10" tablet and would be thrilled if someone would give me a good 12 incher.

You heard me!

Don't believe what the Farkers tell you none of them have a twelve incher.
2012-10-23 08:03:03 PM  
1 vote:
Want a sign that Apple's competitors are running scared? Look at headlines like this one.
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