Apple’s latest 8.3-inch iPad Mini is a refresh of the line in the best way possible. After a two year gap, Apple’s smaller iPad Mini is now powered by the latest A15 Bionic chip, which opens up a wealth of possibilities and options for the little powerhouse.
Along with a move to the Apple Pencil Gen 2, users can now charge the accessory directly on the pocket powerhouse. Packing a Liquid Retina display, a 12MP ultra wide front camera with Centre Stage is also perfect for video calls, making this S$749 tablet is a trusty companion to bring out and about, without adding too much more weight to your backpack.
While students will likely find the best use for this, there is one other consideration, which is using the 2021 iPad Mini for drawing, since it is the size of a drawing pad. Still, artists and designers, along with fans of Procreate, might have some qualms about making the jump to a smaller form factor, so we’re here to put your minds at it. The 2021 iPad Mini is a dream device for the creatives out there.
While long drawing sessions on a small screen could put a strain on the shoulder and back, it’s powerful tool to have around and if you’re using this extensively on the go, the tablet is a trusty companion to bring out and about.
If you’re looking for something more affordable and bigger, the 9th generation Apple iPad might be a viable choice.
Gerald currently straddles between his love of video games and board gaming. There’s nothing that interests him more than trying out the newest and fanciest gadget in town as well. He dreams of publishing a board game sometime in the future!