Which iPad Is Better?

Posted on: 28th July 2013

Investing in a new gadget is tricky and can be made even more complex when there are many models to choose from. If you are in the market for an tablet from apple you can find yourself asking the question which iPad should i buy? There are currently three iPad models officially being offered by Apple: the iPad 2, which starts at $399; the iPad with Retina display, which starts at $499; and the iPad mini, which starts at $329. The major difference between the iPad 2 and the Ipad with Retina display is the Retina display which has a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels per inch vs. Ipad 2 display of 1024 x 768 pixels per inch. The iPad mini shares the same resolution with the Ipad 2 at 1024 x 768 ppi. All of the three models can be purchased having Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi with the addition of mobile data options.

Best iPadThe iPad 2 is obviously the cheaper of the two larger models, but it has its drawbacks, the lower resolution being one. It also is only available in a 16 gigabyte model, whereas the Retina display can be purchased at 16, 32, 64 and 128 GB configurations. The iPad 2 also only has 3g data speeds, whereas the Retina display model has the ability to have 4g LTE speeds as well. The iPad mini has a smaller screen, 7.87 inches, vs. the 9.5 inch screen of the other two models. This could be an advantage for some and a disadvantage for others. Both the Mini and the iPad 2 are powered by the same Dual-core A5 chip, while the Retina display contains the Dual-core A6x with quad-core graphics. The optics of the Retina display model and the Mini are very similar as they have the same 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera and the same 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with the same features. Whereas the iPad 2 has only VGA resolution for its front-facing camera and 960 x 720 resolution for its rear-facing camera.

Ultimately the choice is the consumers and hopefully this iPad comparison has helped.

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