Interesting observation from Dan Frommer:
The major difference between the iPad mini and my original iPad, purchased in 2010: I’m still actually using this one every day, almost a year after I bought it.
I shied away from buying an iPad Mini and stuck with my (heavier, bigger) third-generation iPad for two main reasons:
- The Mini doesn’t have a retina display. While this doesn’t seem to be an issue for most people (judging by the number of iPad Minis sold since its launch), it is for me.
- The iPad Mini is significantly lacking in RAM. I mention this because Frommer cites web browsing as something he does a lot on his Mini:
On an average, everyday basis, almost everything I do on the iPad mini is in two apps: Safari and Twitter. […] What does this all mean? Is iPad web browsing just really good? Sometimes. Other times, frustrating.
Happily, the fix for this is coming in two different ways this autumn.