Looking for the best tablet? Think Mini

The choices seem countless. There’s the popular iPad. Amazon gives you the Kindle Fire, while Barnes & Noble has its own Nook series of devices. Although technically e-readers, these products function as lower-cost tablets. And then there are the powerful Galaxy tablets made by Samsung, not to mention countless lower-profile products from smaller tech companies. At least one Website recommends you skip the many above-mentioned tablets and instead purchase the iPad Mini.

The Benefits of the Mini

Staffers at the WireCutter blog propose the iPad Mini for one reason: It’s equally as powerful as its larger cousin, however it weighs a lot less. For staffers of WireCutter, the traditional iPad’s heft, as they refer to it, has become a serious problem. As the staffers wrote inside a recent article, you can’t support the traditional iPad just like a magazine, which is the ultimate goal of a tablet. That’s because the weight is a bit more similar to a hefty coffee table or perhaps thinner telephone book. The iPad Mini, alternatively? It truly is light.


Of course, the Mini’s small size isn’t enough to recommend it as the top tablet on the market. The editors of WireCutter also learned that it performed exceedingly well. As reported by these editors, watching movies on the iPad Mini is a pleasure. So is enjoying music, surfing the web and playing video games. This performance, combined with the lighter weight and smaller size of the Mini, combine to help make the iPad Mini the top tablet for informed shoppers today, WireCutter wrote.

The right recommendation?

Of course, this is just one Web site’s opinion. Your opinion may vary. The obvious way to determine which tablet is right for you: Shop around. Experiment with the different tablets in the closest bookstore or technology retailer. See which of them feel too heavy, which ones boast the best graphics and which use the most intuitive Browser or greatest variety of apps. It may seem like there are too many tablets available today. But wouldn’t you prefer too many of these wonderful devices than too few?