Taylor reports, “So the screen has roughly a third more real-estate than comparable 7-inch tablets. Is it enough? Not for me, personally. I’ll stick with the larger 10-inch iPad size, even at the cost of two-handed discomfort. As I’ve often said, there’s just something magical in that screen size, where it fills just enough of your field of vision to take it over entirely. But I knew that going in. After spending some time with the iPad mini, I was impressed with just how much of your field of vision the 7.9-inch tablet can fill. For those looking for a lighter, cheaper tablet, this will be the right device.”
Taylor reports, “Is it worth $329 for the basic 16GB model? That’s going to depend entirely on your budget. It’s certainly not a price tag to wow the average consumer… But it does give you an entree into the iPad world. If you’re going to be spending a lot of time with your tablet, then to my mind, it’s worth paying a $129 premium for significantly more real estate. You will feel the difference on just about every website.”
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