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Apple iPad Mini (3rd Gen) A7 1.3GHz 16GB 7.9" Tablet

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A7 1.3GHz iOS 16GB Dec 2012
Processor Model Processor Frequency Operating System Installed Internal Storage Capacity Release Date
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13 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including Good Gear Guide.com.au, reviewed.com and lesandroides.net the average expert rating of this tablet computer is 78 out of 100.

Good User Reviews

On average, iPad Mini (3rd gen) owners rated this tablet computer 88 out of 100.

Excellent Brand

On average Apple A7 processor tablet computers have excellent reviews as do all tablet computers manufactured by Apple.

Good Battery Life

Some people said in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Five years ago Goodgearguide.com.au said on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “The iPad mini is an exceptionally constructed tablet with excellent battery life and an unsurpassed app ecosystem that the competition simply c”. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned in their review of this tablet “Decent build quality, good battery life, iOS 6” and rated it 4 stars. Good Gear Guide.com.au also wrote “Fantastic battery life”.

Good Product Quality

Some Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) owners said in their reviews that it was good quality. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned in their review of the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) “Outstanding design and build quality” and rated this tablet 4 stars. Good Gear Guide.com.au also mentioned “Solid build quality, iPad optimized apps”. Good Gear Guide.com.au also mentioned “Generally very solid build quality and highly attractive fit”.

Nice Design

Four customers wrote in their reviews that it was a good design. Good Gear Guide.com.au gave the product a score of 4 stars and mentioned “Excellent Form Factor, design and build quality” in their review. Good Gear Guide.com.au also wrote “This, combined with Apples epic design, makes it a truly lustworthy”.

Three people who bought it agreed that it was good looking. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned “Beautifully designed” in their review. Good Gear Guide.com.au also mentioned “Beautiful, magical to handle”.

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Robust

Several people said in their reviews that it was well made. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned in their review of this tablet “Extremely well made and designed” .

Easy to Use

Several Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) owners who bought it wrote that it was easy to use. Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote “Very portable and practical” and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Good Gear Guide.com.au also said “Less practical as an allpurpose device against the larger iPad”. Good Gear Guide.com.au also said “Beautiful build quality, fantastic feel, great screen, great with video, entertaining with music, easy to use”.

Two customers who reviewed it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned in their review “Comfortable and light” . Good Gear Guide.com.au also mentioned “Very thin, very light, easy to hold in one hand”.

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Good Size

Some people who purchased it agreed that it was thin. Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote five years ago “Super thin and light design” in their review of this tablet.

One Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) owner mentioned in their reviews that it was a good body shape. Goodgearguide.com.au gave this tablet a rating of 4 stars and said on Good Gear Guide.com.au “The iPad mini packs a 7.9in display into a superbly crafted body”.

One customer who reviewed it wrote that it was good structurally. Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote “Super skinny construction” in their Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) review. One Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) owner wrote in their reviews that this tablet was compact. Five years ago Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote “Licht en compact”.

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Popular Choice

According to Amazon sales data, the iPad Mini (3rd gen) is one the best selling tablet currently on the market.

Good for Games

One Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) reviewer thought it was good playing games on. Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote “More portable, still a big screen, light, great for gaming, less chunky” in their review.

1080p Video Recording Modes

This tablet computer has a 1080p|720p video recording modes, which is typical of many A7 processor tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Light

Across all the similar spec tablet computers that came out around the same time as the iPad Mini (3rd gen) the weights range from 330g to 480g, and the average weight is 380g. With a weight of only 331 grams, the iPad Mini (3rd gen) is one of the lighter A7 processor tablet computers that were released more than two years ago amongst similar spec tablet computers of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 4G

The iPad Mini (3rd gen) is not 4G, although keep in mind that most of the other tablet computers of this age and spec are also not 4G.

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Not 3G

The Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) is not 3G, although it is worth noting that most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the iPad Mini (3rd gen) are also not 3G.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 7.9 inches, the iPad Mini (3rd gen) has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst comparable spec tablets of this age. The display diagonals of tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the iPad Mini (3rd gen) range from 7.8" to 9.7", and the average display diagonal is 8.5".

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

Tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the iPad Mini (3rd gen) have internal storage capacitys of between 4GB and 130GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 48GB. With an internal storage capacity of only 16 gigabytes, the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a quite small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other A7 processor tablet computers that are a similar age to the iPad Mini (3rd gen).

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Tablets of this type and age have total storage capacitys of between 16GB and 130GB. With a total storage capacity of only 16 gigabytes, the iPad Mini (3rd gen) has one of the smaller total storage capacitys amongst similar spec tablet computers of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen)

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this A7 processor tablet was released.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 1.3 gigahertz, the iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable type and age to the iPad Mini (3rd gen).

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Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 5 megapixels, the iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a fairly average rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other tablets of a similar age and spec to the iPad Mini (3rd gen).

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Two Processor Coress

The iPad Mini (3rd gen) has two processor coress which is average compared to the other 25 comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the iPad Mini (3rd gen) that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Model
Co-Processor
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Coprocessor Model
Coprocessor
Memory
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
Aspect Ratio
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Pixel Density
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Geotagging
Second Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Second Camera
Front Camera
Video Stabilizer
Video Capturing Speed
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording Modes
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
Auto Focus
Digital Zoom
Main Camera Resolution (numeric)
Built-In Camera
Rear Camera
Audio
Frequency Range
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
4G
3G
AirPlay
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Lightning Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Headphone Connectivity
Microphone in
SmartCard Slot
Headphone Out
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Phone Features
Video Call
Voice Call
Messaging
Instant Messaging (IM)
E-Mail
T9 Text Input
Performance
Document Formats Supported
Video Formats Supported
Video Compression Formats
Image Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GPS (satellite)
Archive Formats Supported
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Fingerprint Reader
Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Battery
Continuous Audio Playback Time
Continuous Video Playback Time
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Technology
Browsing Time (Wi-Fi)
Power
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Keyboard Supplied
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Docking Connector
Volume Control
64-Bit Computing
Wi-Fi
SIM Card Support
Total Storage Capacity
Video Playback
MP3 Bit Rates

2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(13)
29 November 2015

The iPad Mini 3 is 20x13.5x.6cm it weights 339grams. The viewable screen is 16x12cm with the diagonal measurement being just less than 8inches.Going round the sides of the unit you have the... Read more…

IPad mini 4 has better internal specs, iPad mini 3 is cheaper for same external design
Battery, life camera
Touch ID, new gold color
Still a capable tablet
Gorgeous design
IPad mini 3 has slower performance and will age faster
None
No longer the Air's equal
Same chassis as before
No antireflective screen
29 December 2014

Updated as on December 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.For sometime now, tablets have been bridging the gap between laptops and smartphones. There has... Read more…

23 October 2014

Put simply the iPad mini 3 demands an extra £80 for TouchID and the option to choose the gold colour finish. That's a significant premium over the iPad mini 2, which is the better buy. If you...

Great size, good screen
TouchID integrated
Amazing display, excellent battery life, fast processor, great 3D graphics, easy to use, app store still number one for quality and variety
Excellent screen and design iOS 88.1 features, including timelapse and Apple Pay Touch ID fingerprint scanner adds convenience
Though we're disappointed by the lack of upgrades
Same as last year, iPad mini 2 offers far better value for money
The addition of TouchID and gold colour option just doesn't seem to justify such a premium over the iPad mini 2
Cameras and processor not improved in line with other iPads
Minimal updates over last model
Relatively pricey
8 November 2012

If Apple's iPad mini was equipped with a retina display, we wouldn't hesitate deeming it the best iPad ever. The iPad mini is an exceptionally constructed tablet with excellent battery life and an...

Good Gear Guide.com.au

Outstanding design and build quality
Excellent battery life
Fantastic apps ecosystem
Decent build quality, good battery life, iOS 6
Beautifully designed
Non-retina display
Some smaller UI elements
Expensive
Screen isn't as good as other Apple devices
5 processor doesn't offer top end performance
2 November 2012

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Reviewed.com

Formato ridotto e grande schermo
Grande parco di software ottimizzato
Buona fotocameravideocamera anche sul retro che amplia l'utilizzazione come mezzo di ripresa e per la realt virtuale
Costruzione d'eccellenza
Prezzo elevato
Il connettore Lightning richiede un adattatore costoso 29 Euro) per utilizzare i vecchi dock
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User Reviews

(10)
Reviewed 6 April 2014 by 01Pamela
(Verified Purchase)

Have purchased 2 refurbished and one new iPad...can't tell the difference between them...

Size
Weight
Capability
Great image
Easy to Use
Needs a full time phone
Better sound volume
Have not found any problems
The BIOs remind me of the 1990s. Odd blue screen with grey type. No mouse functionality. For a company that offers good bios in other boards, I would have wanted UEFI bios here. Not a terrible loss, b
No SATA 3.0, does not support DirectPath for ESXi
Reviewed 8 December 2012 by Michael g.
(Verified Purchase)

One other problem is it only has 2 posts for fan controllers, CPU and one case. But it is a micro atx and it is listed in the description, i just didn't pay attention, so no eggs removed for this...

Its a nice board for a micro atx board. purchased for a budget gaming build. The bios seems pretty robust. Working fine now that i found out
This motherboard has been reliable, with few issues, though some have been present
I have used 2 of these boards in computers I have put together. I've had an excellent experience and recommend this board to anyone building an average to above average gaming rig. It has support for
Inexpensive and straightforward to setup. Built an inexpensive desktop with a Vishera 6300. Worked right out of the box. Able to incorporate some old IDE drives as secondary HDD. Built a split install
None board is dead, talked with gigabyte, made me feel like a jerk, i did everything they said to try, i have got nothing but gigabyte boards, 7 of my pcs run gigabyte boards, think is time to change
As another poster mentioned, you need to set it to AHCI mode instead of IDE. By default it is set to the legacy setting of IDE for sata type, it needs to be switched to AHCI for most modern hard drive
You must be careful when installing this board, as with any delicate electronic device. Pay close attention to your CPU power supply. My GF's computer was having a boot issue, which turned out to be a
The subtitle referencing the Radeon 3000 graphics onboard should actually be a warning. This board would be the number one go-to board for an inexpensive AMD board if it had a more modern GPU set on b
D, oa
For me it seemed I got a bad board one week, a good board a week later, then got a fair board, as a replacement for the first bad board, a month later. Back side of my case gets super warm, not sure i
Reviewed 29 January 2015 by B
B would recommend the Apple iPad mini 3 (Verified Purchase)

As a longtime kindle user, I finally made the switch to ipad. Of course it's great and better, but downloading books from @ takes FOR EVER and it constantly stopped. I had to watch it and refresh... Read more…

Speaker
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Fast
Powerful
Printing
Battery Life
Button Configuration
Charging time
Lacks Power
Reviewed 20 July 2014 by Keven B.

I bought this motherboard to use with a FX-600 CPU and GTX 750Ti, for a budget gaming PC for a client. I wasn't sure about this motherboard at first because it's a bit cheaper than what I normally... Read more…

Supports Piledriver FX CPUs, works like a charm with the FX 6300
Actually support 1600MHz RAM, unlike stated in the specs. I used the recently released Kingston HyperX FURY 1600MHz, the DIMMs were automatically recognized as 1600MHz and passed memtes 86 without pro
Pretty good heatsinks on the board, for a budget motherboard, and 8-pin CPU power, which means this board should be able to handle some overclocking, although my client won't overclock
USB 3.0, both on the back and via internal header
For those who want to reuse old hard drives and optical drives, this board supports IDE and does include a IDE cable
Only SATA 3Gbps, so if you use a fast SSD, its performance might get limited. No problem for mechanical hard rives and should be fine with entry level SSDs
There is only one system fan header, and it's located next to the 24-pin connector. .. Really Apparently, Gigabyte didn't realize nearly every case has a fan on the back. .. Luckily, the fan included
If you install a video card (which will most likely take up 2 slots), then the only expansion left is an older PCI slot, no more PCIe. I'd like to see an additional 1x PCIe slot on top of the 16x slot
No UEFI BIOS, which is kind of standard on every motherboard nowadays
Latest board revision has a brownblack color scheme(The older ones were blue), but Gigabyte still ships the motherboard with the old light blue SATA cables that no longer match the board. .. Really
Reviewed 8 July 2013 by Bele
Bele would recommend the Apple iPad Mini (Verified Purchase)

Extraordinary! super light, the touchscreen is very faithful!

Micro-Atx
A 3
Works Great
Supports my amd FX 8320E overclocked to 4.4ghz
Well it looks amazing and im waiting for it to be shipped
Has 1 case fan header in a bad location, 760G chipset came out when vista launched and is old as dirt, this motherboard actually has an IDE slot because the designs so old, The automatic fan speed on
We will wait untill it gets here before I start roasting the board
It shipped the same day that they marked it down to 60 bucks : (
Minor. Only board Newegg had in stock that met my requirements st the time. Usually use ASUS boards, but this one is working out great so far
SATA II only, no SATA III
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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple mgye2, apple mgnr2, apple 3a136, apple 3a136b, apple 3a136l, apple mgye2b, apple mgnr2b, apple mgnr2l, apple mgye2ba, apple mgnr2ll, apple 3a136ll, apple mgnr2lla, apple 3a136lla
Barcodes 00758399141469, 00885909575329, 00885909575350, 00885909667703, 00885909701889, 00888462022040, 00888462022118, 00888462022149, 00888462022224, 00888462022231, 00888462022309, 00888462022316, 00888462022354, 00888462022422, 00888462022453, 00888462022507, 00888462022538, 00888462022545, 00888462022569, 00888462022620, 00888462035088, 00888462042277, 00888462042604, 00888462042673, 00888462042703, 00888462042758, 00888462042789, 00888462042796, 00888462042819, 00888462042864

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