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Brian Fuller2
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re: Teardown: Apple iPad Mini
Brian Fuller2   11/5/2012 10:08:02 PM
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I'd be interested in seeing a usage study on tablets based on size (per @chanj's comments). Right now I use a laptop (for industrial-strength work), an iPad for much but not all of that work PLUS as a reading platform and an iPhone for phone and information/gps functions. Each has its strengths; each its drawbacks. I frankly don't want to lug around all three, but I know that some people do. On the other hand, it's hard for me to envision a single device that does everything I want/need.

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chanj0   11/5/2012 5:10:34 PM
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I am not so sure how well 7" tablet sell in the US market. It seems to me Americans are looking for laptop replacement that 10" tablet suits the demand. On the other hands, Asian markets are looking for portability and 1 for all device. 7" seems to be a better choice. I am very interested in learn your preference and the reason.

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Brutus_II   11/5/2012 4:23:20 PM
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I was all charged up about the mini and was about to pull the trigger and order one up, but the price of the version I need (most expensive one, of course) kept my finger off the Buy button and turned my excitement into dismay. Missing from the article is a BOM analysis (too early to tell, I know, especially with the Apple brand hiding the true identities of the winners). Would be interesting to see what kind of margin estimates there is on the mini. With all the competition in the 7 inch tablet arena, I doubt Apple can maintain margins of the larger versions. That's why it has not been a smashing success and probably will not ever be.

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mr88cet   11/5/2012 4:13:45 PM
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From what I saw of it over the weekend, the iPad Mini would be quite tempting IFF it had a retina display and considerably faster processor, for not a not-much-higher price.

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old account Frank Eory   11/4/2012 4:47:00 PM
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With sales of somewhere between 1 and 1.5 million units on opening weekend, it's not the smashing success of the iPad 3, but how many electronics products achieve these kinds of numbers in the first 48 hours after launch?

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re: Teardown: Apple iPad Mini
kjdsfkjdshfkdshfvc   11/3/2012 8:06:21 PM
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The iPad Mini is simply terrible. Anyone that buys one is just giving Apple a few bucks before their demise. Take your money and buy 2 better tablets with Android. http://bit.ly/IC4m9t

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