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Just in case you missed it, Apple’s Retina iPad Mini is now available for purchase.

At a glance, the Retina iPad Mini looks identical to its predecessor, save for the slightly thicker “waistline” and a tad bit more weight.  Both of those should be moot concerns, though, especially seeing as the 7.9-inch IPS panel packs in over 3 million pixels.  Other changes include the all new A7 processor as found in the iPhone 5s, as well as the presence of the M7 coprocessor, which lends an assist in measuring your movement (this feature is far less practical to have in the iPad Mini given its non-pocket friendly size).

The iPad Mini with Retina display starts at $399.  This version includes WiFi and 16GB of storage.  Tack on an extra $130 and you’ll score LTE connectivity, or just $100 and you’ll bump the storage capacity to 32GB.  That said, the 128GB model with cellular connectivity tops out at $829.  A pretty penny to pay for a tablet, especially seeing as you can pick up Google’s Nexus 7, a very capable machine, for just $229.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."