2017 iPad and iPad mini 4 Comparison Chart: How Well Do These Stack Against Apple’s Remaining Tablet Family?

Omar Sohail
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Apple is back in the tablet game with its extremely affordable 9.7-inch iPad and storage model refresh of the iPad mini 4. Question is, how well do these two tablets compare against the remaining two iPad models present in Apple’s arsenal? Let us find out right now.

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After the announcement of the new tablet and the refreshed iPad mini 4, we decided to compare if each model is worthy of a purchase. If I were to pick my own iPad from the entire family, it would definitely be the 128GB model of the newly unveiled iPad since it is the most affordable out of the bunch. For $429 and a hefty amount of internal memory, you honestly cannot go wrong with this. Even though some of you might be disappointed with the A9 chipset found inside its housing, but given its price tag, some compromises had to be made.

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For those that require a notebook substitute, the 12.9-inch, and 9.7-inch iPad Pro would be the ideal additions to your workspace. There are several things that your notebook can do that your tablets will not be able to take care of which is why we said ‘notebook substitute’ instead of a ‘replacement’. The Apple Pencil is compatible with both products and so is the Smart Keyboard. If you are a creative professional, you can definitely take advantage of this accessory, but it will cost you quite a bit.


Apple’s iPad mini 4 is the smallest slate in the entire family and when a 9.7-inch tablet becomes too large to carry around, the only other option you are left with is the 7.9-inch one. Though it is more expensive than the 9.7-inch iPad, Apple has bumped up the internal storage and included a Cellular model as well. For those that require a smaller mobile computing device with upgraded storage will definitely find this product a great addition.

After looking at the comparison chart in the images, which tablet would you prefer to purchase? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section right now.

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