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Weight of the mini

Discussion in 'iPad Mini Forum' started by charlesval, Oct 4, 2012.

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    The great think about the e-ink kindle is how light it is when holding it up, it will be fascinating to find out the weight of the mini as it might make a much better e-reading experience when tired.
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    I have a google nexus 7 and it is superlight. It's not good for all things, but causal reading is one thing it is good for. I hope the iPad Air is similar.
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    Yep, I had chance to handle the Nexus 7 and have to admit that it is much lighter than iPad. I think iPad Mini may have the same weight with Nexus 7 or so though.
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    Surely this one would be lighter than any other kind of iPad.
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    i think Nexus 7 have lighter than any other kind of iPad
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    The mini doesn't need to be lighter than the nexus 7, it just needs to be light enough so people can hold it or extended periods without fatigue. I know my hands start to tire after holding my 2012 iPad for more than 20 minutes or so.
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    A light mini would be good for reading. Weight should be an important point for the mini.
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    I'm hoping that it'll be around 120lb, that way I don't need to have a seperate mini gym, I'll be able to surf the Internet and bench press at the same time........

    The Archangel
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    The ability to squat while posting here at iPF would be the shizzle!!!
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    Oh Gabe...you do make me laugh!!

    And you too, ijamesH..."the shizzle?!"

    Too funny, both of you! :)
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    I think we will just keep to the "swizzle" as it has a "variety" of meanings! ;) thanks, sci
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    Better be light, my iPad 3 is HEEAVVVYYYYYY
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    Official Apple Announcement specs 10/23/2012:

    7.9" LED backlit multi-touch dispaly with IPS, 1024 x 768 (163 pixels per inch)
    Height 7.78" (200mm) x Width 5.3" (134.7mm) x Depth 0.28" (7.2mm)
    Weight (WiFi) 0.68 lbs (308 grams); (WiFi + LTE) 0.69 lbs (312 grams)
    A5 processor


    LTE 4G option on these carriers: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Duetche Telekom, Bell, fido, Telus, Rogers, Koodo, Telstra, Virgin Mobile, Optus, kt, SingTel, SoftBank, KDDI, SK telecom, SmarTone, Hong Kong, StarHub

    iPad mini (WiFi) 16GB $329; 32GB $429; 64GB $529
    iPad mini (WiFi+LTE) 16GB $459; 32GB $559; 64GB $659

    Shipping in US on November 2, 2012.
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    The mini is lighter than the Google nexus 7, and it is light! I'm going to love this thing. I do wish it had retina but that likely be hard to do with current screen tech at the price points.
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    Turns out the Mini is just a little bit less in width than a standard DVD case. So, if you want to get a feel for how it will fit in your hand, grab one. The mini is just a bit longer than a DVD case, but half as thick.
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2012
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    I wear pleated dress pants at work which makes for a roomier fit for my generous form AND I bet a pocket wide enough to hold the mini.
    :)

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    I imagine that a lot of the weight might be taken by the battery, so other tablets might be lighter but maybe not have such good battery life. I find the weight of my mini2 acceptable.

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