The long-anticipated iPad Mini was released and it will be available on November 2, 2012. It has a 7.9-inch screen and it is one-third smaller than than its 10-inch cousin and weighs less than a
pound. Some people say it looks like a good fit. The most important consideration is that the iPad mini is truly light and comfortable in the hand. It weighs 10.8 ounces (compared with the
full-sized iPad’s 23 ounces) and measures 7.87 inches tall by 5.3 inches wide. The depth, at 0.28 inch, makes the whole thing seem even. It's also 23% thinner than the full-sized iPad.
The 7.9-inch iPad is a price Mini tablet. It only starts at $329. The price makes it just a small threat to Android tablets, including Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD and Nook HD. iPad Mini Wi-Fi model has three memory configurations($329 for 16GB, $429 for 32GB, and $529 for 64GB) and will be available on November 2. The Wi-Fi + 4G models hit the shelves at $459 for 16GB, $559 for 32GB, and $659 for 64GB and will be be available on November 16.
The Mini iPad also has a 1024-by-768 resolution as well as iPad 2 and it features a 7.9-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology, which give you plenty of pop per square inch. It’s perfectly sized to work with hundreds of thousands of apps made for iPad.
You will be pleased with its full 1080p HD video recording. An impromptu performance on the subway, the winning shot at your daughter’s soccer game, an awesome 360-degree view from the top of the mountain — the iSight camera on iPad mini lets you capture all these unpredictable, beautiful, spectacular moments. In 1080p HD, no less. The spacious iPad mini display gives you a great view of whatever you’re filming. And with automatic video stabilization, your recording is free of bumps and shakes. So your videos are instantly ready to share.
iPad Mini 1080p HD movie playback:
1) AirPlay Mirroring to Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation) at 720p
2) AirPlay video streaming to Apple TV (3rd generation) at up to 1080p and Apple TV (2nd generation) at up to 720p
3) Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 720p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter; video playback up to 1080p (sold separately)
4) H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, and .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
Such an excellent Mini tablet! It is a pity that there is perfect thing. The iPad Mini and even all Apple tablets only surpport file in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov formats. It means that we can't watch MKV, AVI, WMV, AVCHD, ect. videos directly on it. Besides, it has no a drive to play Blu-ray and DVD movies. So if you are a movie fan and want to view videos on iPad Mini, you will need a all-in-one Mac Blu-ray&Video Converter to help you rip Blu-ray/DVD movies and convert MKV/AVI/WMV/MPEG/MTS videos on Mac OS X.