The 7.9 inch iPad Mini has just arrived to us for testing purposes and we’ve just unboxed the device, as shown in the video below. The device goes for $329 in the 16 GB WiFi version and it has hit the stores on November 2nd. The slate measures 7.2mm in thickness and weighs 312 grams, being one of the lightest and thinnest tablets on the market.
Inside it there’s a dual core Apple A5 1 GHz processor, as well as 512 MB RAM and other specs include a 5 megapixel back camera and 1.2 megapixel front camera. The back cam uses a BSI sensor and does 1080p 30 fps capture. It has no flash and we’re really curios to see the pics it takes. The first impression is that the tablet is truly very light, but I won’t go as far as saying it’s easy to use with one hand, since my big hand can barely hold it, let alone use it five fingers alone. The 7.9 inch display supports a 1024 x 768 pixel resolution, just like the iPad 2.
Inside the box there’s a charger, USB cable and manuals. You should also know that the iPad Mini uses a Lightning port and has a stereo speaker, placed at the bottom. It runs iOS 6.0 and works fluidly from what I’ve seen so far. The display is pretty crisp and bright and my only objections are that the Home button feels a bit rigid and when tapping on the screen it offers a strange cheap feeling sometimes… We’ll be back with a full review in a few days.