Heading back from the city today, I passed by Liberty Plaza and there was some kind of brouhaha in progress.
Daily Archives: July 11, 2012
I’ve really really really wanted to fondle the Archos 80 G9 tablet. Because it has an 8″ screen at 1024×768 and an aspect ratio of 4:3. Which is the resolution of the “classic” iPad and a screen size almost that of the iPad Mini.
But every time I went to the Staples I frequent, the demo model has been borked. Today, I happened to pass by another Staples and they had — gasp! — an actual working model!
Update October 24, 2012: Don’t waste your time here. These photos show an earlier hypothetical iPad Mini that does not have the same dimensions as the actual one.
Popped into the city today to buy something (not tech related) and did a quick Fondle Tour to photograph the paper iPad Mini up against a variety of devices for size comparisons.
And away we go …
This is the Pandigital Nova, a crappy Android tablet with a 7″ screen:
What we’ve found, using a pixel count, is that the iPad Mini should be around 213.36mm tall and about 143.67mm wide. This is approximately two-thirds of the size of the new third-generation iPad. The new iPad is 185.67mm wide, 241.3mm tall, and 9.39mm thick.
Google’s Nexus 7 tablet has a width of 120mm which means that the iPad Mini, if our calculations are close, might be around 23.67mm wider than the Nexus 7. The Nexus 7 tablet measures in at 198.5mm high which means that the iPad Mini may be a little taller than Google’s 7-inch tablet.
I think that’s just all wrong.
That’s 8.4 x 5.6 inches, which is much taller and narrower than the paper iPad Mini published yesterday.
And at 8.4″, that makes it 0.3″ taller than a NookColor.