Apple iPad mini with Retina display on sale for $349.99

By James Geddes , Feb 11, 2014 04:10 AM EST
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You can now pick up the very popular 16GB Wi-Fi iPad mini with Retina display for $349.99 instead of Apple's current $399.99 price tag.

When Apple unveiled the iPad mini with Retina display in October 2013, the company announced great improvements, as it gave the mini iPad a huge upgrade in terms of internal hardware and it finally got the company's iconic Retina display.

Apple decided to keep the first-generation iPad mini around at $299 and raised the price of the iPad mini with Retina display, selling the entry-level 16GB Wi-Fi iPad mini with Retina display for $399.99. Apple justified the price increase due to the inclusion of the Retina display and to many people's surprise, Apple also included the A7 and M7 processors that the company included in both flagships, iPhone 5s and iPad Air.

You can now pick up the 16GB iPad mini Wi-Fi with Retina display for considerable savings over Apple's current $399 price. Best Buy is offering the 7.9-inch iPad mini with Retina display for $349.99 and is also including free shipping with the order.

As a reminder, the iPad mini with Retina display features a 7.9-inch  LED backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS (in plane switching) technology with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 and a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch (ppi). Apple has included it's very powerful A7 and M7 coprocessor to power the iPad mini, i.e. the same 64-bit processor that is used in both the iPhone 5s and iPad Air. Apple's iPad mini is only smaller in size and is packing the high-end specs of the company's full sized iPad and iPhone 5s for the first time. It also ships with 16GB of internal storage and runs the all-new iOS 7.

Its camera capabilities include a 5-megapixel iSight camera with autofocus, face detection, backside illumination, five-element lens, Hybrid IR filter, f/2.4 aperture, tap to focus video or still images, HDR photos, 1080p HD video recording, video stabilization, and 3x video zoom. It also has a front facing 1.2-megapixel FaceTime HD camera for video chat and selfies. Its wireless connectivity options consist of dual-band Wi-Fi and MIMO and Bluetooth 4.0 LE. It has a built-in 23.8 watt-hour battery that will provide up to 10 hours of web surfing, watching video, or listening to music.

You can now order the 16GB Wi-Fi iPad mini with Retina display from BestBuy for $349.99, which also includes free shipping.

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