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Apple’s iPad mini deemed ‘pixel-poor’

Updated 4 years ago
Published Oct 25th, 2012 10:35AM EDT
iPad Mini LTE Release Date

Apple’s (AAPL) new iPad mini tablet did not get the warm reception the company is used to when it unveils new products. The new smaller slate shows that Apple is still king of the hill when it comes to tablets and a number of analysts were impressed, but consumers were hoping for a lower price tag and the $329 entry-level cost has some people scratching their heads. Tossing more fuel on the fire is TechNewsDaily, which has created an infographic showing just how inferior the iPad mini is compared to the competition when it comes to pixel count.

BGR noted this disadvantage in earlier coverage of Apple’s new tablet, but in our recent Microsoft Surface tablet review we also discussed at length the fact that pixel count is only one factor that contributes to the perceived quality of a display panel. Will the iPad mini’s display actually fall short of its rivals? We won’t know for sure until the tablet launches on November 2nd. In the meantime, TechNewsDaily’s infographic follows below.

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Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.