7.9-inch Retina Display Photos and videos look incredibly detailed and text is razor sharp on the stunning Retina display, which features over 3.1 million pixels a million more than an HDTV. Thin...
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2 Reasons For
We checked 6,557 user and expert reviews for Apple tablet computers and found that on average Apple has excellent reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Apple has excellent reviews specifically within its A7 processor tablet computers range.
1080p Video Recording Modes
This tablet has a 1080p video recording modes, which is the most commonly found video recording modes on tablet computers of this type and age.
1 Reason Against
Very Small Display Diagonal
The iPad Mini (2nd gen) has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 7.9 inches) amongst A7 processor tablet computers of this age. Tablet computers of a similar type and age to the iPad Mini (2nd gen) have display diagonals of between 7.8" and 9.7".
Tablets with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Apple iPad Air (9.7" and higher rated).
5 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 Frequency
At 1.3 gigahertz, the iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a relatively standard processor frequency compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been around for more than two years.
We compared this tablet computer to all the other 1.3GHz processor clock speed tablets and we think the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) ($349.99) which is cheaper; or the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) ($319.25) which has better reviews are also worth considering.
Average Internal Storage Capacity
With an internal storage capacity of 32 gigabytes, the iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a fairly typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago.
At 5 megapixels, the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a pretty typical rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other A7 processor tablet computers that have been available for more than two years.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 5MP rear camera resolution tablet computers currently available including the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) ($349.99) which is cheaper; or the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) ($319.25) which has better reviews.
Two Processor Coress
The iPad Mini (2nd gen) is a two processor cores tablet computer. That's average compared to the other 25 A7 processor tablet computers that are a similar age to the iPad Mini (2nd gen) that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.
We compared all the other 2 processor cores tablet computers to this tablet computer and we think the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) ($319.25) which has better reviews; or the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) ($349.99) which is cheaper are also worth considering.
Operating System Installed
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…
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