We're sure you're aware of the new iPad mini that Apple introduced in San Jose on Tuesday. The device sports a 7.9" screen and starts at $329 for the 16GB Wi-Fi version—about $129 more than competing 7" Android tablets. Apple claims it didn't want to just shrink down the full-sized iPad, though; instead, it started over and designed a new, smaller iPad from scratch.
Ars went hands-on with the device after Tuesday's event.
Indeed, it's a smaller version of the iPad, but in use, the iPad mini doesn't "seem" significantly smaller. Apple claims you can hold the device with one hand, which may be technically true for some of our larger-handed readers. For me, it was just barely doable, but still possible.