To say that competition among tablet computer manufacturers is fierce, is an understatement. Thanks to this ever increasing competition, even high-end iOS tablets like the latest Apple iPad Mini 3 with Retina Display has been spotted with considerable discounts, just weeks after its launch. —
The Daily Summary of BEST iPad Mini Sales which compares current iPad Mini deals from different retailers, is a must read for consumers looking for discounts on Apple tablets.
Generally, when a newer model is released, it’s the older model that goes on sale. But this year, even the October 2014 released Apple iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2 have already received price cuts at certain retailers. The iPad Mini 2 deals have been particularly steep with discounts of over $130.
Go to http://TabletThings.com/Apple-iPad-Mini-DEALS/ to find out where the biggest sales on 7.9” iPad Mini tablets can be found.
During the last few years, leading tablet computer manufacturers like Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Samsung released a newer model every year. Generally, the newer model has a ton of new features making it more attractive than the older model. In contrast, the new iPad Mini with Retina Display (aka iPad Mini 3) has only a couple of significant upgrades compared to last year’s iPad Mini 2. They are (1) the fingerprint touch sensor and (2) availability in Champagne Gold. The 2013 Mini doesn’t have a fingerprint identity sensor and is only available in space gray and silver. However, the latter costs $100 less, and as a result, is bound to be more popular among iPad shoppers this holiday season.
As far as major hardware specs are concerned, the two models are identical: (1) retina display: 2048 X 1536 resolution at 326 pixels per inch, (2) dimensions: 7.87 inches tall, 5.3 inches wide and 0.29 inches thick, (3) weight: 0.73 pounds (331g) for the Wi Fi only model and 0.75 pounds (341g) for the Wi Fi + 4G cellular model, (4) processor: A7 chip with 64 bit architecture and M7 motion coprocessor, (5) front camera: 1.2MP photos and 720p HD video, (6) iSight camera: 5MP still photos and 1080p HD videos, (7) Bluetooth 4.0 technology, and (8) 9-10 hours of battery life. Considering these similarities, most professional iPad reviewers are of the opinion that the 2014 model is not worth the extra $100.
The up to $158 off iPad Air DEALS on this page are bound to be useful for iPad enthusiasts looking to grab a 9.7 inch, full-sized Apple iPad this holiday season.
Unlike with the iPad Mini 2 and 3 where the differences between the two models are minimal, there are quite a few notable differences between the newest iPad Air 2 and the 1st generation Air. The major differences lie in the (1) operating system: iOS 8 vs iOS 7, (2) weight: Air 2 is 32 grams lighter, (3) thickness: 18% thinner, (4) iSight camera: 8MP vs 5 MP photos, (5) CPU: Apple A8X is 40% faster than the A7, (6) availability in Champagne Gold, (7) the touch ID sensor: similar to the one on the new iPhone, and (8) the price: $100 more expensive.
“Right now we show you iPad Mini 2 sales that will save you as much as $133 compared to a Mini 3. It could get even better as we go in to the December holiday season. Given that the differences between the two models are minimal and negligible from a technical point-of-view, we recommend the older Mini 2 over the newer Mini 3 any day. Keep an eye on our iPad Mini 2 Sales page to save big this Black Friday and Cyber Monday” says Casey Donalds, a co-author of the above sales pages. “However, we can’t say the same about iPad Air Sales. Although you may be able to save over $160 by opting for a first generation iPad Air, we can totally understand if you can’t resist the better specs on the 2014 model” adds Donalds.
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