Nine customers mentioned in their reviews that it was compact. Four years ago expert review site Computershopper.com mentioned “The rumor vortex spinning around the launch of Apple's compact iPad was so charged that it seemed to give birth to the device itself” and gave the Apple iPad Mini a score of 80 out of 100. Expert website Pcauthority.com.au said “Google's Nexus 7 gaining a firm foothold in compact tablets, however, Apple has found itself falling behind” in their Apple iPad Mini review. Pcauthority.com.au also said “Now it's hitting back with its own compact slat”.
Some Apple iPad Mini reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was thin. Expert review site Cnet.com said “Finally real, tinier tablet is remarkably thinner and lighter than its big-boned, newly arrived fou”. Four years ago Pcmag.com said in their Apple iPad Mini review on expert website PC Mag “Beautifully made, slim”. Also four years ago Cnet.co.uk scored the Apple iPad Mini 80 out of 100 and mentioned on expert review site CNET.co.uk “With its 7.9-inch display and slim design”.
One Apple iPad Mini owner who purchased the product concluded that it was lightweight. Expert review site Wired.co.uk mentioned “It's lightweight and compact enough to fit in a bag or even the glove compartment of a car”. One person who bought it said that it was easy to carry around. Expert review site Hubofgadgets.com mentioned “Cellular is designed for people seeking a compact tablet that is easy to carry around” in their review of this tablet.
One Apple iPad Mini reviewer thought the Apple iPad Mini was a good size. Four years ago expert review site Yugatech.com wrote “Despite its previous pronouncements that they won't make any tablet smaller than 10 inches, they've now given up to the idea that a 7-inch could be the ideal size”.