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Jun 6 2013   2:09PM GMT

“Retina iPad Mini 2” vs “Nexus 7 v2”

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

So in the wake of new BYOD software, being able to connect to your office to work remotely is important. Earlier tablets lack the resolution to make doing so worth while. The next generation of tablets have the resolution to support desktops up to 1080p and beyond. Would you use a Nexus 7 v2 with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse? a Retina iPad Mini 2? Even though most people would be squinting at their screens, I am sure they will love every second of it!

Either way Android is banking on the fact that price may outweigh preference. I can see that the iPad Mini will most likely be in the 300$ and up range, while the Nexus 7 v2 is supposed to be 199-249$. Apple has always put a premium to their products, partly because their technology is sometimes ahead of the curve. iPad Mini 2’s display will be a eye melting 2,048 x 1,536 or 324ppi, while the Nexus 7 v2 will be 1920 x 1200 or 323ppi.

With the advent of VMware Horizon Suite, VDI, and Unity, it will become increasingly easier to use tablets to do day to day work.

Here is a great article on the Retina iPad Mini, and one of the Nexus 7 v2bo

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