The previous iPad mini 3 was hardly an upgrade. It was just an iPad mini 2 with TouchID and it comes available with a gold colour option. When the iPad Pro was announced yesterday, they managed to slit in the iPad mini 4 into the keynote without much fanfare.
So what’s new with the iPad mini 4? Surely it is better than the iPad mini 3 and it really is.
The Galaxy Tab S is Samsung’s latest pride and joy boasting a high resolution tablet display and top-of-the-line internals. So how does it compare with today’s flagship tablets? We compare its vital specs and dimensions against the likes of the iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina Display, Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet, Microsoft Surface 2, Nokia Lumia 2520, ASUS Memo Pad 8, Huawei MediaPad X1, Nexus 7 and even Xiaomi’s upcoming Mi Pad. You can click on the image above for the full picture.
For display resolution, the Galaxy Tab S and its NotePRO line up has the highest screen resolution at 2560×1600 which is higher than the Quad HD smart phones that’s coming up. In terms of pixel density, the Tab S 8.4 win hands down with a high 359 pixels per inch, which packs more pixels than the iPad mini with Retina display. On the plus side, the AMOLED display on the Tab S promises better colours and power efficiency as each pixels are lit individually compared to conventional LCD panels.
The latest iPad mini with Retina display is now available in Malaysia on the Apple Online Store from as low as RM1,279. It makes an appearance alongside the iPad Air which was made available yesterday from RM1,599.
The official 2nd gen iPad mini Malaysian pricing are as follows:
It is exactly a year since its previous iPad mini was launched in Malaysia. In terms of pricing, it is RM280-350 more than its predecessor with the earlier iPad mini going from as low as RM999 for the 16GB WiFi version. That’s a massive price increase for the iPad mini compared to the iPad Air vs 4th iPad with Retina display.
To place an order, head over to Apple’s iPad mini and iPad Air page. The iPad Air has a shipping time of 3-5 business days while the iPad mini is at 5-7 business days.
If you’re contented with the non-retina display model, the first gen iPad mini is now going for RM949 for the 16GB WiFi and RM1,379 for the 16GB WiFi + Cellular model on their online store.
UPDATE: 2nd gen iPad mini with Retina Display now officially available in Malaysia from RM1,279.
Just a short update from some information we got off the street. If you’ve been holding out on your iPad mini purchase for the Retina display version then your wait won’t be long.
The iPad mini with Retina display launch in Malaysia is set for December 12 if the information that we’ve gathered is correct and while nothing is firm at the moment our source has a 100% record on being correct with these things so we’re going to mark this as almost confirmed. Pricing is still a closely guarded secret but anything can change between now and December 12 so stay tuned for updates.