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Apple iPad mini 6: Small and powerful

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Published: 21:13, 18 October 2021  
Apple iPad mini 6: Small and powerful

Among the many things the pandemic made suddenly relevant are tablets, with millions of students across the world looking at convenient ways to go online for their classes. Tablets make sense for a lot of people who need a device that is connected, portable, and does not cost as much as a laptop, and offers a screen bigger than smartphones. Apple’s iPad mini will try and cash in on this as well as many other uses cases, especially in the commercial space, which makes its smaller form factor more accessible to users.

Apple iPad mini 2021 review
This year’s iPad mini is smaller than before. In fact, while it has a slightly smaller chassis, it actually packs in more screen space than the 2019 model. Also, this Liquid Retina display is much brighter and sharper than before.

As a consumption device, the higher resolution screen with its 500 nits brightness, means you can use it to read books on the Kindle app under the sunny Noida sky or slump into a sofa with Squid Games with a hot cup of coffee in rainy Kerala. There are very few handheld consumption screens out there these days. The fact that the iPad mini does not need to be rested somewhere so that your hands don’t tire out, is indeed an advantage. In fact, the 2021 model is a bit lighter than the last version.

Interestingly, given this power and the form factor, I found the iPad mini to be a great handheld gaming device, the sort that could technically compete with the Nintendo Switch. Playing a game like Asphalt 9 is much easier on the iPad that you can grip so well — while a the same time offering you a screen that is much larger than any phone. On this screen, you also see how the GPU renders such realistic visuals in games with no stutter or lag. The audio quality is loud and spatial to add an extra layer of experience to all your gaming.

The iPad mini, especially given that this is a smaller tablet, might seem a bit pricey. But the iPad brings in top-level productivity, gaming, and consumption features to an ultra-portable form factor. The iPad mini is, without doubt, one of the best tablets in the market, however, do make sure this is the right size for you.


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