Putting an end to all speculations, Apple finally marked the debut of its much awaited iPad mini. With a size that will perfectly fit in your Christmas stockings, iPad mini is “every inch an iPad.” Sporting an all-new design and a much reduced size, this 7.9-inch, pencil-thin tablet is just 7.2 mm thick and weighs about 0.68 pounds. iPad mini has everything that makes it a traveler’s delight. It boasts a powerful processor, beautiful display screen, FaceTime and iSight cameras with 1080p HD video recording, ultrafast wireless connectivity, access to more than 275,000 amazing apps, and 10-hours of battery backup. Thinner shape and lighter form factor makes iPad mini easy to fit in the palm of your hands.

Let’s take a quick look at its powerful technical specs:

Processor: Applauded for its fast and fluid performance, iPad mini runs on a powerful and efficient dual-core A5 processor. It has a quad-core GPU and comes with 16 GB of internal flash memory, which can be easily upgraded to 64 GB.

Screen: iPad mini dons a 7.9-inch LED-backlit screen. Though it does not have a Retina display, it has the same 1024 × 768 resolution as an iPad, which makes everything look crisp, clear, and vibrant. With 35% more screen area, you get maximum amount of screen space that makes reading and interacting easy and comfortable.

Camera: iPad mini flaunts both a rear-facing 5MP iSight camera and a front-facing FaceTime HD camera that makes taking pictures and videos easier than ever. FaceTime allows you to make a video call over a Wi-Fi network. The camera ensures that you and your friends and loved ones always stay connected.

Connectivity: The iPad mini features a dual band 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity, which is twice as fast as any other iPad and gives you a download speed of up to 150 Mbps. The iPad mini also sports an Apple Lightning connector, which allows you to connect to cameras, SD cards, and VGA or HDMI digital video sources. iPad mini also permits cellular connectivity through LTE and DC-HSDPA that allows you to make ultrafast cellular connections around the world.

Build: iPad mini has been aesthetically designed with extraordinary precision. The body is crafted out of aluminum and glass. Mono-crystalline diamond cut edges and sleek metallic finish make iPad mini look stylish and chic.

Scheduled for release on November 2, Apple iPad mini has been priced at $329 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model, which rises to $429 for the 32GB model and $659 for the 64GB model. Pre-orders for all the versions open up on October 25. With amazing technical specs and a price that’s way below than that of its predecessor, iPad mini is surely going to attract a lot of buyers this holiday season.