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Apple iPad Mini 2019 model comes with handwriting, drawing, note taking capability

2019-04-06

Ereader device manufacturers are developing their products to include writing and drawing functions, and tablet vendors are following the same trend. The biggest IT company in the world, Apple, has decided to transform its entry level iPad Mini table into a writing and drawing slate. Using the Pencil stylus, the iPad Mini allows note taking, sketching, and saving any drafts in handwritten format.
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Every iPad tablet is a pretty powerful computer. Practically all the same tasks that are performed on a computer can be achieved on a tablet, but there is one big difference that separates them. PCs have been designed for keyboard and mouse, whereas mobile devices have been designed for touch screen access. For instance, writers experience this fundamental design difference the very moment when they pick up a tablet.

Tablets are going through a re-invention at the moment. For instance, both the Apple iPad Pro and Microsoft Surface tablets are being developed like powerful PCs. When you attach a keyboard to these tablets, they are like ultra-portable laptops. Both of these tablets can be used with a stylus, and this is exactly the most important revelation in the 2019 iPad Mini.

The key feature of the 2019 iPad Mini is handwriting and drawing capability. Using the Pencil stylus it is possible to take handwritten notes, comments or draft documents. Designers may sketch, draw and save their ideas in images. The powerful processor allows even editing of video clips.
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The ebook reading app and bookstore Apple Books are included in the iPad Mini.

The Apple iPad Mini list prices start from USD 399, or from EUR 469, depending on where you are shopping. Only Apple has the nerve to charge 99 euros/dollars extra for a stylus (the Pencil product).

The reviewers of the iPad Mini 2019 tablet agree that its performance, size, weight, and applications are its best features. Reviewers don’t like the bezels around the screen, and the price of the Pencil stylus that has to be purchased separately if you want handwriting and drawing functionality.

Pocket-Lint reviewed the 2019 iPad Mini, and liked the performance, lightness, and size of the tablet. Here is the video review:

Apple iPad mini (year 2019 model) key features and specifications

Display 7.9 inches. LED back light.
2048 x 1536 resolution, 326 pixels per inch (ppi).
Apple Pencil can be used for handwriting, sketching, taking notes, drawing (sold separately).
A12 Bionic ‑chip, 64‑bit architecture.
8 megapixel camera. Aperture ƒ/2.4.
Camera features: HDR, manual shutter speed, burst photos, timer, image stabilization.
1080p HD video recording.
Video features: slow motion(120 fps), timelapse.
Front camera 7 megapixels.
Storage space 64 GB or 256 GB, depending on configuration.
Stereo loudspeakers.
Two microphones.
Wifi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac).
Bluetooth 5.0.
3.5 mm headphone jack.
Mobile network connectivity option: 3G, 4G, LTE. Nano-SIM card required.
A-GPS, GLONASS satellite positioning.
Touch ID –lock system.
Siri voice service.
Lithium­polymer battery: about 10 hours online via Wi-fi. 9 hours via mobile network.
Dimensions: 203 x 135 x 6 mm.
Weight 300 gr.

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Traveling light, but loaded with books thanks to a small and affordable ereader

2015-01-04

Every traveler has to make decisions on what to carry with him or her on a trip. Electronic devices tend to be small, whereas books tend to take space and can be heavy. Yet, if I think about all the gadgets I’d like to pack with me on a trip – cameras, a tablet, phones, a laptop, an ereader and chargers for everyone of them – something usually has to go. Any lighter and smaller products that can help space are always welcome.
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Energy Ereader E4 Mini is one of the smallest and budget-friendliest ereaders I have discovered so far.

The E4 Mini has 4.3-inch E ink screen in 600×800 resolution that can display 16 scales of gray. EPUB, PDF, TXT, HTML, RTF and MOBI ebooks can be opened in this tiny ereader. Thousands of ebooks can be stored on a microSD memory card.

That’s it, there is no wireless connectivity, touch screen or any other advanced features, because the price at the vendor’s online store is only 37 euros (about USD 42).
Energy Ereader E4 Mini
Why carry an ereader on a trip if you already have a smartphone or tablet that you can use for reading? Battery life. Ereaders, and especially the Energy E4 Mini, are simple devices that don’t consume power like tablets and smartphones do. Less functionality, less power, less cost.

The screen in the E4 Mini is about the same size as many phone screens (or even smaller), but if the ereader’s battery lasts up to a month, and you have several years worth of books on the device, the investment is worth considering.

Energy has larger and more advanced ereaders in their product range. For instance, Energy Ereader Pro comes with touch screen, wireless connectivity, and backlight. The screen size is 6 inches in 758 × 1024 resolution.
The Pro model is priced at 119 euros (about USD 136) at the vendor’s online store.
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