To buy the iPad Air or Retina iPad mini ?
This is a question that troubles the most of us geeks recently. Well only Apple geeks in general.
The iPad Air feels like a significant improvement over my current iPad 3. I’ve used iPads ever since the beginning and have seen various improvements over the last 4 years. This year’s improvements increased by leaps and bounds due to the decrease in weight and thus allowing you to hold it longer without getting tired.
What makes this year’s version harder to choose is that both the iPad Air and the iPad mini with Retina Display basically have the same specs. The only difference between the two would be their screen sizes. This is huge in the iPad history as this may be the first step Apple is making towards domination in the Post-PC era. While there are reports of iPad mini with retina display having a lower clock speed, i feel that the difference would be insignificant except for some gamers.
iPad Air also has better color gamut compared to the iPad mini with Retina Display. This would most likely be insignificant for most users. That made my choice clearer.
Getting the 128GB iPad Air will allow me to edit photos on it. I would also like to embrace the Post-PC era and this generation of iPads are a big step towards that goal.
Yes. iPad Air for me this time.