Geek Test: Procreate On The Apple iPad Mini (2021)

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.

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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.