Apple’s iPad mini with Retina is basically what you get if you take the iPad Air, stick it into a smaller case, and knock $100 off the price. It’s now available for $399 and up.
The tablet features a 7.9 inch, 2048 x 1536 pixel display, an Apple A7 64-bit processor, up to 10 hours of battery life, front and rear cameras, and Apple iOS 7 operating system.
Prices range from $399 for a WiFi-only model with 16GB of storage to $829 for a model with 128GB of storage and support for HSPA and LTE wireless data networks. All models feature 802.11a/b/g/n dual-channel, MIMO WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0.
If the prices seem a bit steep, Apple continues to offer last year’s iPad mini for $299 and up. That model features a 7.9 inch, 1024 x 768 pixel display and an Apple A5 processor.