Ok, so im really trying to decide if I want the Ipad Mini or a Ipad 4. First, I should note what my intended purpose and uses for the iPad will be:
Itunes tv shows and movies
Different productivity apps. (I really want to use the Ipad to help me organize my life better and my finances and etc.)
Occasional games (but im not a huge mobile gamer.)
Now, I should say that I did spend about 45 minutes at a target today comparing the Ipad mini and Ipad 4 display models and heres what I thought:
I didnt really notice a big difference in video image quality
I did notice a noticeable quality difference in text.
I enjoyed holding the mini alot more.
Youtube I liked both about equaly.
while the text was noticeably better on the ipad 4 when side by side, I did get used to it on the mini after a few seconds or so and its perfectly livable.
I thought the performance on the mini was perfectly fine when it came to home screen nevigation and loading of apps, but loading on apps was a bit faster on the 4. however, not a deal breaker at all on the mini.
I tested about as much as I could on the display units, but obviously I couldnt tell how digital comics or kindle is going to fair on the mini because those apps werent installed on the test units. so that remains a big question mark how the mini handles those. I already know ipad 4 handles those well.
Really, all things considered im leaning towards the mini. but the fact that I wasnt able to test digital comics and the kindle app concerns me on how the mini handles those. I do have a kindle 4th gen though, so I dont really need the Ipad for that. Im more worried about how comixology is rendered on it.
I should also note that I can ask for the Mini for christmas, but it will be my only gift for the year. I dont care about that, I just care about if its better to ask for a Mini or ask for a Kindle Paperwhite and some other things. But honestly I cant really think of other things. And I already have a Kindle 4, it just dosent have a light like the paperwhite does. Which was the big reason I wanted the paperwhite.
So what do you guys think?