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Apple iPad Mini A5 1GHz 16GB 7.9" Tablet

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A5 1GHz iOS 16GB Nov 2013
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6 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Tablet Computers

Apple is one of the leading tablet manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Apple also has excellent reviews for its A5 processor tablets.

Top Seller

Across all tablet computers, the iPad Mini is one the most popular products currently available for sale.

1080p Video Recording Mode

The Apple iPad Mini has a 1080p video recording mode which is higher than most A5 processor tablets that were launched more than two years ago. Most A5 processor tablets that are a comparable age to it have a 720p video recording mode.

A 1080p video recording mode is in fact the best video recording mode across all similar spec tablets that have been around for more than two years.

Across similar types of tablet computer the worst video recording mode is 720p.

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Fairly Long Browsing Time

Tablets of a comparable spec and age to the iPad Mini have browsing times of between 9h and 10h, and the average browsing time is 9.3h. At 10 hours, the Apple iPad Mini has a fairly long browsing time compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the iPad Mini.

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Very High Second Camera Resolution

The lowest second camera resolution of tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the iPad Mini is 0.3MP and the highest is 1.2MP. At 1.2 megapixels, the iPad Mini has a very high second camera resolution compared to most of the other A5 processor tablets that have been around for a similar time to the iPad Mini.

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Very Light

At only 308 grams, the iPad Mini is quite light compared to most of the other A5 processor tablets that came out more than two years ago. A5 processor tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the iPad Mini have weights of between 290g and 670g, and the average weight is 470g.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 4G Compatible

The Apple iPad Mini is not 4G compatible. Most of the other A5 processor tablets that have been available for a comparable time to the iPad Mini are also not 4G compatible.

If you want a tablet that is 4G compatible then you might want to consider the Apple iPad Mini[plb_1718153_price].

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Not 3G Compatible

Most A5 processor tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the iPad Mini are not 3G compatible. The Apple iPad Mini is no exception to this as it too is not 3G compatible.

Tablet computers which are 3G compatible that might be worth looking at include the Apple iPad Mini[plb_1718153_price].

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 0.5 gigabytes, the Apple iPad Mini has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that came out more than two years ago. Across all the similar spec tablet computers that have been around for a comparable time to the iPad Mini the maximum internal memory range from 0.5GB to 32GB.

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Very Short Continuous Video Playback Time

The shortest continuous video playback time of tablet computers of this type and age is 2.3h, the longest is 10h, and the average continuous video playback time is 7.5h. The iPad Mini has a quite short continuous video playback time (only 2.38 hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to the iPad Mini.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 16 gigabytes, the Apple iPad Mini has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other A5 processor tablets that have been on the market for a similar time to the iPad Mini. The smallest total storage capacity of similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the iPad Mini is 16GB, the biggest is 64GB, and the average total storage capacity is 37GB.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Apple iPad Mini

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this Apple tablet was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1 gigahertz, the iPad Mini has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablet computers of this spec and age.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

With a rear camera resolution of 5 megapixels, the iPad Mini has a pretty average rear camera resolution compared to most of the other A5 processor tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the iPad Mini.

We compared this tablet to all the other 5MP rear camera resolution tablet computers and we think because of it's better review score, the Apple iPad Mini[plb_3047777_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the iPad Mini has a fairly typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers of this spec and age.

If this tablet internal storage capacity is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Apple iPad Mini[plb_3047777_price] (32GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Two Processor Cores

The iPad Mini is a two processor core tablet which is average compared to the other 15 A5 processor tablets that are a similar age to the iPad Mini that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

Alternative 2 processor core tablet computers currently available that you might also want to consider include the Apple iPad Mini[plb_3047777_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 7.9 inches, the iPad Mini has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the iPad Mini.

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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
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Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
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Expert Reviews

(250)

Best for portability, the iPad Mini was the second-highest scoring tablet tested. Ousting the iPad in thinness and lightness (even in relation to its screen size), the iPad Mini is the ultimate... Read more…

1 October 2014

With the bump in screen size, the iPhone 6 is now being looked at as an potential alternative to Apple's 7.9-inch iPad mini with Retina Display . Here, we want to make that iPhone 6 vs. iPad mini... Read more…

7 August 2014

Excellent) Steve Jobs famously said that Apple would never ship a 7-inch tablet because it would need to include sandpaper for users to sand down their fingers in order to tap on the screen...

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24 June 2014

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S is so much like Apple's iPad, it's kinda scary. Samsung's flagship tablet is thin and light, has an extremely high-res screen, and it comes in two sizes. The Tab S is... Read more…

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User Reviews

(977)
Reviewed 29 June 2014 by Kita81
Kita81 would recommend the Apple iPad Mini (Verified Purchase)

The iPad mini I purchased is a refurnished one, It is like new, it looks and works great! Loved the price, I also got a warranty for a good price too...

Reviewed 18 December 2012 by GStrecker
GStrecker would recommend the Apple iPad Mini (Verified Purchase)

Upgraded to an iPad Mini from a first generation iPad. Got all the updated features in a smaller more economical package...

Reviewed 4 August 2014 by Jess1599
Jess1599 would recommend the Apple iPad Mini (Verified Purchase)

I purchased this for my 9 year old and it is perfect for him! Size of product and variety of apps keeps him entertained and always learning...

Reviewed 16 September 2014 by KBb3
KBb3 would recommend the Apple iPad Mini (Verified Purchase)

I wanted an iPad mini since they first came out bit didn't want to pay the price. Happy I brought this 1 and for a really great price so far so good!!! And I brought a case from Walmart for $12... Read more…

Reviewed 9 August 2014 by Esquivel
Esquivel would recommend the Apple iPad Mini (Verified Purchase)

Is one of the best tablets out there .. The prize is good and the tablet is working perfect...

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