(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Apple’s iPad mini stunned some last week with an asking price of $329. The cost is considerably higher for the 7-inch tablet when compared to other similar releases from both Amazon and Google.
Most recently, Amazon slammed the iPad mini via a comparison graphic along with a quote from gadget guide site Gizmodo.
“…your [Apple’s] 7.9-inch tablet has far fewer pixels than the competing 7-inch tablets! You’re cramming a worse screen in there, charging more, and accusing others of compromise? Ballsy,” stated Gizmodo in the ad appearing on Amazon.com.
Among the differences pointed out by Amazon was that the Kindle Fire featured dual stereo speaks while the iPad mini relied on mono. Amazon also claimed its Kindle Fire HD received 30 percent higher pixilation compared to the newly released Apple device.
Those weren’t Amazon’s only criticisms. The top online retailer called the iPad mini’s screen a “standard definition, low-resolution display”.
A report from a pro-Apple site somewhat criticized Amazon’s advertisement, while noting it was correct about HD.
“Of course, the iPad mini has a lot of advantages that Amazon isn’t taking into account here. For example, the Apple App Store, which has around 300,000 iPad-specific apps already on it, compared to Amazon’s much smaller selection. There’s also measures like build-quality to go by. If you buy an iPad mini, you have access to great Apple-only features like AirPlay, iMessage and iCloud… things the Kindle Fire HD doesn’t have anything equivalent to,” stated Cult of Mac in its report.
The iPad mini has an expected release date of Friday. Amazon, meanwhile, released its Kindle Fire HD in September.