Every Little Bit As AmazingAny way you look at it, iPad mini is just incredible. And the stunning Retina display is only the beginning. With a new A7 chip, advanced wireless, and powerful apps all...
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Apple A7 processor tablets have excellent reviews on average and across all tablets Apple is one of the best brands.
1080p Video Recording Mode
This tablet has a 1080p video recording mode, which is typical of many A7 processor tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
Very Long Browsing Time
The browsing times of A7 processor tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the iPad Mini (2nd gen) range from 9h to 10h, and the average browsing time is 9.5h. With a browsing time of 10 hours, the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen)'s browsing time is one of the longest amongst A7 processor tablets that are a similar age to the iPad Mini (2nd gen).
When compared to other tablet computers of a similar type and age to the iPad Mini (2nd gen) that we have assessed the width of, the iPad Mini (2nd gen)'s width of only 134.7 millimeters is one of the narrowest. A7 processor tablets that have been available for around the same time as the iPad Mini (2nd gen) have widths of between 130mm and 200mm.
3 Reasons Against
Not 3G Compatible
Most similar spec tablets that were released around the same time as the iPad Mini (2nd gen) are not 3G compatible. The iPad Mini (2nd gen) is no exception to this as it too is not 3G compatible.
Not 4G Compatible
Most A7 processor tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the iPad Mini (2nd gen) are not 4G compatible. The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is no exception to this as it too is not 4G compatible.
With a screen size of only 7.9 inches, the iPad Mini (2nd gen) has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst A7 processor tablets of this age. The average screen size of tablets of a comparable spec and age to the iPad Mini (2nd gen) is 8.6".
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 7.9" tablet computers currently available including the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) which has better reviews.
5 Other reasons to consider the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen)
Released Over Two Years Ago
This Apple tablet has been on the market for over two years.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 1.3 gigahertz, the iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to the iPad Mini (2nd gen).
We compared this tablet to all the other 1.3GHz processor clock speed tablet computers and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) is also worth considering.
Average Internal Storage Capacity
At 64 gigabytes, the iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a relatively standard internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and spec.
If you want a larger internal storage capacity then you might want to consider the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) ($549.88) (128GB).
+3 Other reasons
Average Rear Camera Resolution
At 5 megapixels, the iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a pretty typical rear camera resolution compared to most of the other A7 processor tablets that have been available for around the same time as the iPad Mini (2nd gen).
Two Processor Cores
Compared to the other 25 tablet computers of this age and spec that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the iPad Mini (2nd gen) is a two processor core tablet computer which is average.
It may also be worth considering one of the other 2 processor core tablet computers currently available including the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) which has better reviews.
If you would prefer a tablet computer with more processor cores then you might also want to look at the Gigaset QV830 (4 processor cores).
Processor Clock Speed
Safari, Mail, iBooks, Photos, Maps, FaceTime, Newsstand, Messages, iTunes Store, App Store, Calendar, Music, Videos, Siri, Reminders, Contacts, Camera, Notes, Photo Booth, Clock, Game Center
After the fanfare that heralded the new iPad Air, Apple was rather less effusive about the new, upgraded edition of its compact tablet ? the iPad mini with Retina display. Yet, while it shares the... Read more…
Finally, a small formfactor iPad with Retina display Unmatched build quality
Fast 7 processor for a firstclass experience
Pretty light and thin by today's standards, very powerful hardware, excellent screen, excellent audio, pretty good camera, games look fantastic, all the productivity you need with associated apps, And
Smooth, fast performance
Display is slightly less bright than the iPad Air
Colors look washed out when compared to iPad Air and iPhone 5 5c
Are all things we can live with, without regretting the purchase, that's why this is a very solid slate
The iPad Mini Retina gets from us a 9.6 out of 10 for design, a 9.7 for hardware and a 9.5 out of 10 for OS and UI
And then the big story: Same screen.Oh, it's smaller, all right: 7.9 inches diagonal instead of the iPad Air's 9.7. But it's exactly the same number of pixels, smaller and packed in closer... Read more…
Gorgeous build, stunning Retina screen
All day battery life
Much faster than the original Mini
Size and weight for daily use
Excellent build quality, iPad Air Performance in a compact shell
We bought this for a holiday abroad, to keep in contact with our children. There are so many places to connect up to free wifi which helps. I also took a camera which has stayed in my bag as his... Read more…
75 with rebate
Heatsinks look nice and work
Seems pretty tough
Hasn't given me any weird problems
These are all pretty minor
Okay BIOS, a bit confusing for overclocking(I have never overclocked before, just kinda messing around
The back panelshield was slightly annoying(very minor
The box makes it look cheesy. (Again, very minor. Just want Gigabyte to change that on their new boxes
I overclocked my 3.5GHz FX 6300 to 3.8 or 3.9GHz, and my computer would have to boot a few times before it actually started properly
I am still learning about all the facilities on this I-Pad but very useful, especially when my husband is using our main home computer! It is also just the right size to fit my handbag so can... Read more…
Easy To Customize
Has so Many things to do
It was very good when it worked
It discharges fast
Stopped working. .. wouldn't do anything
I sent it in to Gigabyte assuming they would repair it or send a replacement. They sent it back about three weeks later, without any explanation of the problem
I assumed it was fixed, but after reinstalling the machine again it powers the fans, but won't boot up
Now I am stuck with a dead mother board. I've been without a computer for a month. Thanks Gigabyte. Or is Gigabad
When the iPad first came out I wasn't convinced of its usefulness, but the mini is great.
I can do all my office work on the go. A great bit of kit
Also very useful if you are into flying,... Read more…
Easy to use it
Works great. great speeds with fast boot times. stable. I left an earlier review that was 1 egg, but it was my error
Small compact size
Fast And Fun
Well-featured motherboard with dual VRMs and 6 SATA ports. I planned to run AMD FX 8320 but ended up with 8320E. I haven't done any overclocking, I left the computer on for several days and haven't ha
Home button has always problem
Can't be used as a cell phone should be able to
Does Not Have Instruction
I had some issues installing Debian Testing on this board, I ended up installing through UEFI, had to disable IOMMU in bios or mouse and keyboard wouldn't work during OS install
Another issue I had with the motherboard is VIA V 805 USB 3 controller chip, and I suspect it's the same issue other people reporting in Windows -- system freezes when trying to send bulk data over US
GNSSGUY would recommend the Apple iPad Mini 2 (Verified Purchase)
The iPad mini other than its size has all the features of its larger sized counterpart. The features differentiating the two are not worth the price to pay for the larger version. Again it depends... Read more…