Weighing in at 0.68 pounds and measuring just 7.87 by 5.3 inches, the new iPad Mini is attracting a whole new crop of users, including more farmers and ranchers.
With agricultural companies coming out with more applications for farmers to use in the field, iPads and similar tablet devices that offer wi-fi and cellular service in a handheld computer are getting much more popular. The new iPad Mini is the smallest version of a tablet yet and our own Chuck Zimmerman reviewed his new Mini on AgWired.
I have been using my iPad mini for about four days now. Just thought I’d share a few thoughts since I’ve been getting emails and messages from people wondering which iPad they should buy this holiday season. My advice includes taking a serious look at the mini. Here’s mine in my hand displaying the AgWired App at full screen.
The first impression I had of the new iPad mini is, of course, the size. It’s more like a paperback book than a large hardback. It is lighter and that makes extended reading or browsing much easier on your hands and arms. I have no problem with the smaller screen. I got the wifi only version since I have two phones that can make a hotspot. Why have another plan?
The mini uses the same lightning connector as the iPhone 5 so now I have two cables! I was going to buy an extra one until I realized the iPad mini comes with one.
Battery life on the mini has been impressive. I’m not doing a bench test review here but after using the device over several days I had only used a fraction of the battery that my (now old) iPad would have for the same amount of use.
This is just a first impression. I’m impressed! I love the size, the battery life and my travel bag is now lighter. I have no negative comments. Do you have one? What do you think? Please feel free to comment.