A new iPad mini 3 could be on the way but for now, the iPad mini with Retina Display is Apple’s top 7.9-inch iPad and one of the best slates that money can buy. That said, we think there are five tablets that you should consider before buying Apple’s current version of the of the iPad mini with Retina Display in the month of August.
At the end of the last year, Apple took the stage and announced two brand new tablets, the iPad Air and the iPad mini with Retina Display. Both releases were significant though for different reasons. The iPad Air arrived with a new compact redesign that made it more portable than its predecessor. The iPad mini with Retina Display? It came with a Retina Display.
The iPad mini with Retina Display is one of the best tablets that money can buy. That said, we think there are some slates that consumers would be wise to compare to the 7.9-inch iPad before buying it this month.
We are constantly bombarded with questions about which tablets to buy. In particular, we’re constantly asked about the tablets consumers should weigh against the iPad mini with Retina Display. There are a number of different devices that we could recommend, the smartphone market is full of solid choices, but we want to narrow things down a bit and take a look at what we consider to be the top five.
These devices represent the devices that we’d recommend to friends and family. And while our list may differ from yours, these are the devices that Gotta Be Mobile editors have selected for recognition this month. We feel like the tablets listed here deliver the best, all-around package for this month and this month alone.
That said, here are the top five tablets to consider before buying the iPad mini with Retina Display in August.
Google's Nexus 7 is getting older and unsurprisingly, there are rumors that suggest it will get replaced this year by a brand new high-end Nexus 8. Until that day arrives, the Nexus 7 will remain one of the best tablets on the market and a solid iPad mini competitor.
Google's tablet comes with a sleek black matte design that is much improved over the original Nexus 7's form factor. It also comes with a speedy quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a rear camera, and Android 4.4 KitKat, Google's latest version of Android. It also sports 4G LTE data for AT&T, T-Mobile and also Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest 4G LTE service provider.
The Nexus 7 is also much cheaper than Apple's mini with Retina Display which means that it's worth a look from those that aren't in love with iOS and don't want to shell out tons of cash.