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Apple iPad Mini

In typical Apple fashion, the company released new devices just in time for the Christmas buying season. Among the latest, the iPad mini is built around Apple's 64-bit A7 system-on-chip, which packs two 1.3GHz ARMv8 application cores with more than a billion transistors into a 102mm die along with a dedicated motion processor and dual-core PowerVR G6430 four-cluster GPU. The mini's 7.9-inch IPS Retina display now packs an impressive 2,048-x-1,536 pixels (326 ppi). For storage, Apple offers 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB models. The face camera is a fixed-focus 1.2MP sensor with 720p capture capability. In the rear is a 5MP camera with 2.4f aperture and five-element autofocus lens that can capture 1080p video with geotagging for photos and videos. Also included is dual-band, dual-antenna MIMO Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and optional LTE with AT&T Sprint, T-Mobile or Verizon. Pricing for iPad mini starts at $399 with 16 GB and Wi-Fi only, or $529 with Wi-Fi and LTE.

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