Every Little Bit As Amazing.Any 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...
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A7 processor tablets manufactured by Apple have excellent reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all tablets (not just A7 processor tablets) and found that Apple also has excellent reviews across its entire range.
The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is 4G compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other tablets of this age and type are not 4G compatible.
Alternative 4G compatible tablets currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Apple iPad Air.
The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is 3G compatible, unlike most of the other A7 processor tablets that are a similar age to the iPad Mini (2nd gen) which are not 3G compatible.
Fairly Large Internal Storage Capacity
At 64 gigabytes, the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a fairly large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets of this spec and age. Across all the tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the iPad Mini (2nd gen) the internal storage capacity range from 4GB to 130GB.
At 5 megapixels, the iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a quite high rear camera resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that were released more than two years ago. Across all the A7 processor tablets that have been on the market for a similar time to the iPad Mini (2nd gen) the rear camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 5MP, and the average rear camera resolution is 3.6MP.
1080p Video Recording Mode
The iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a 1080p video recording mode which is higher than most A7 processor tablets that have been available for around the same time as it. Most tablets that have been around for a comparable time to it have a 720p video recording mode.
A 1080p video recording mode is actually the best video recording mode across all A7 processor tablets that came out around the same time as the iPad Mini (2nd gen).
A 720p video recording mode is the worst video recording mode amongst similar types of tablet computer.
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2048 X 1536 Pixels Display Resolution
This tablet computer has a 2048 x 1536 pixels display resolution, which is the most commonly found display resolution on tablet computers that were launched around the same time as it.
Quite High Front Camera Resolution
The iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a quite high front camera resolution (1.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years. The front camera resolutions of tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the iPad Mini (2nd gen) range from 0.3MP to 3MP.
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Very Short Browsing Time
At only 9 hours, the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a quite short browsing time compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to the iPad Mini (2nd gen). Across all the A7 processor tablets that were released more than two years ago the browsing times range from 9h to 10h.
4 Other reasons to consider the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen)
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when Apple released the iPad Mini (2nd gen).
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 1.3 gigahertz, the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablets that were released more than two years ago.
Two Processor Cores
Compared to the other 52 tablets of this spec and age that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the number of processor cores on the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is two which is average.
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Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 7.9 inches, the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar type and age to the iPad Mini (2nd gen).
Alternative 7.9" tablets currently available that you might also want to consider include the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) which has better reviews.
If this tablet computer screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the LG 8.0 (8"), or the Gigaset QV830 (8").
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…