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Apple iPad Mini.

The smaller version of Apple's iPad tablet, the just-released iPad Vini, is actually larger than most of the subset of smaller tablets. The Mini has a screen that measures 7.9" compared to the 7" screen on a tablet like Google's Nexus 7. The Mini is available with Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi and cellular, and both can be had in white or black. Both models have Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. There's the choice of 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB, and the processor is Apple's dual-core A5. At 7.87" tall, 5.3" wide, and 0.28" thick, the Mini is 23% thinner and 53% lighter than the iPad, and it fits comfortably in one hand. It weighs 0.68 pounds. There are two cameras: a 1.2MP FaceTime HD camera that has face detection and backside illumination and a 5MP iSight camera with a five-element lens, also with face detection, autofocus, and backside illumination. Both cameras have photo and video geotagging. Video recording is 1,080p HD featuring video stabilization and tap-to-focus while recording. The battery provides up to 10 hours of surfing the Web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music, and charging is either through the power adapter or USB connected to your computer. The Mini runs the same apps written for the larger iPad, and it has the same hardware for movement, including the three-axis gyro, accelerometer, and an ambient light sensor to provide the same experience in a handier format.


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Title Annotation:TOOLS of the TRADE
Publication:Strategic Finance
Date:Dec 1, 2012
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