Apple has just introduced the long-rumored iPad Mini. After the Media Event, Apple gave reporters some time to enjoy hands on demos with the device. Most reporters are impressed by the build quality and lightness of the device. Check out after the break for first impressions and a hand-on video.
TechCrunch wrote: “The finish of the device is matte on the back, making for a very nice feeling in the hand. The weight is really the most impressive part, though – as with the iPhone 5, but to an even greater degree, the iPad mini feels almost weightless when compared to its predecessors. It’s so thin and light as to feel almost like a prop, rather than a functional device.“
The Verge wrote: “The display on the mini looks incredibly sharp, and even though the resolution is lower than the 3rd and 4th generation full-size iPad, it doesn’t immediately seem like a 1024 x 768 display. The smaller, 7.9-inch surface area certainly helps squeeze the pixels.“
Engadget wrote: “It’s still not “small,” though. While a fully outstretched adult hand can generally grasp it without help from the other, you’ll still want both for typing and using apps. It’s still too big for your average pocket, and it’s not going to save you a heck of a lot of room in your knapsack compared to the 9.7-incher.“
Anandtech created a hands on video which can be seen below: