by Joe White
November 13, 2013
To our surprise, Apple launched its iPad mini with Retina display overnight, making the new iDevice available in the Apple Online Store and also available for in-store pickup at select locations. Now, AppAdvice has got hold of the second-generation iPad mini, and in our latest video we unbox the product, provide an overview remix, and also offer benchmark results for the tablet. Though the iPad mini 2 looks a lot like its predecessor (instead, the 9.7-inch tablet featured a major redesign this time round), thanks to the inclusion of a Retina display along with enhanced internals, the 7.9-inch iDevice nevertheless feels like a brand new product. Content looks super-crisp, and iOS applications perform incredibly well thanks to the tablet's 64-bit Apple A7 processor. Its display gives a PPI of 326 and the iPad mini weighs in at 331g, making it almost 140g lighter than the larger fifth-generation iPad Air. Though the new iPad mini is slightly thicker than the first-generation iteration, this doesn't really show when looking at the tablet, as you can hopefully see in the below video. Benchmark-wise, the iPad mini with Retina display won a single-core score of 1,389 and a multi-core score of 2,511. We'll be publishing more videos of the new iPad mini soon, including one that addresses how the second-generation iDevice compares against the first-generation model. If there's any particular topic you'd like us to address, shoot an email over to [email protected]. Below, we've included the aforementioned iPad mini video for you to check out.
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