Should I upgrade to the Apple iPad mini with Retina ?

The new iPad mini with Retina is one of the newest tablets in Apple's lineup and the second generation in mini tablet. Its a huge upgrade over last year's model, which has even resulted in its price being raised to $399 compared to the $329 release price last year. But the question is if you should upgrade to the iPad mini 2 if you own an original iPad mini. Lets find out.

The original iPad mini came with the Apple iPad 2 specifications, making it a less than intriguing choice for iPad owners. However Apple used their smaller tablet as a means to entice new owners into the iOS ecosystem. This year the iPad mini has been discounted to $299 and is still available for purchase for someone looking for an entry level tablet.

Enter the iPad mini 2. The new iPad mini comes with a Retina display which has a 2592 x 1944 pixels resolution compared to the 1024 x 768 pixels resolution on the original. It also features the latest Apple A7 system chip, the most powerful one the company has. While the first iPad mini was underpowered and definitely struggled under heavy loads by apps like iPhoto, the new iPad mini with Retina will handle itself much better in such situations.

While the Retina display is a good enough reason alone for upgrading. It makes using the device so much easier, but the added processing power is one more reason to consider it.

All in all, we consider the new iPad mini a very solid upgrade that's definitely worth a look.

Should I upgrade to the Apple iPad Air
The Apple iPad Air is the thinnest and lightest tablet of its size. Its also one of the most powerful tablets from Apple, thanks to its Apple A7 processor. Find out if you should upgrade to the iPad Air from an older full size iPad.

However the Android and Windows ecosystems are worth looking into as well. Android has a great lineup of portable yet powerful small size tablets. The Amazon Kindle HDX 7 and the latest Google Nexus 7 are two great options.

The Windows ecosystem will also offer some great tablet choices ranging from the Acer Iconia W4, the Lenovo Miix 2, the Dell Venue 8 Pro alongside other offering from Toshiba and Asus.

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