Is the iPad mini really as light as a pad of paper?
The new iPad Mini is, as the name suggests, a svelte size. It’s designed to compete in the same weight class as the Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire, with Apple claiming it’s as light as a pad of paper and can be held in one hand. Is it? Can it?
What does it feel like in your hand? Like a loaf of bread, heavier than a can of coke? Find out below.
So there it is; the iPad mini isn’t quite as light as a pad of paper – at least our non-spiraled softback pad. There are certainly pads of paper that are heavier so Phil Schiller’s claim that it’s as light as a pad of paper is about right.
It’ll certainly feel lighter than a can of coke in your hands, making it easier to hold in a single hand while you browse the web for long periods or read ebooks on the move.
While lighter than the Kindle Fire (395g) and the Google Nexus (334g), the difference is probably too insubstantial to influence your buying choice. They are all very light tablets.
So which tablet should you buy? See our iPad 3 vs Google Nexus vs Amazon Kindle Fire for a blow by blow, head to head of the best budget tablets.
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