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First impressions and unboxing the iPad mini


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Today saw the release of the iPad mini from Apple. We got one today and have been playing with it for a while. Here is our first impressions and our unboxing.

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So this is Apple’s first iPad mini – it has a 7.9 inch display and is very thin and lightweight.

What’s in the box?

Along with the iPad mini itself is a plug and a lightening cable, plus a small amount of paperwork.

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A Closer Look

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First Impressions

When I opened the outer packaging on the box and removed the actual iPad mini box, the first thing I thought was just how small it was compared on the “normal” iPad.

Upon opening the box and removing the mini, I was surprised just how small and lightweight it was – I could easily hold it in my hand and use it, but at the same time the screen quality was excellent.

Setting it up was just as easy as the iPad or iPhone – a few taps, swipes and key entries and I was up and running.

Despite the screen size difference, you get the familiar screen view:

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Apps were working as fast as they did on my iPad 2 – I haven’t yet done a test against my iPad 3 because I don’t have it with me at the moment.

Battery life has been great, and just what I have come to expect from my iPad.

So far I am very happy with it and can see me taking it even more places than I did my iPad.

Have you got one? If so what do you think of it? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.



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