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14 Reasons For
Two Industry Awards
This tablet computer was given a "Recommended" award by Trusted Reviews who concluded that this Apple tablet computer was good.
This tablet computer received an "8.5 Out Of 10" award from Igen.fr.
Good Expert Reviews
On average, based on four expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, tweakers.net, igen.fr and bit.com.au this tablet has an overall expert rating of 87%. That puts this tablet computer in the top 1% of all the latest tablet computers.
Excellent User Reviews
The average user rating of this tablet computer is fantastic based on 71 user reviews. This tablet in the top 19% of all the tablet computers that were launched in the last year when ranked by user rating.
Apple Tablets Have Excellent Reviews
On average Apple tablet computers have excellent reviews as do all tablets produced by Apple.
Some customers thought this tablet was good looking. Bit.com.au mentioned two years ago “Beautifully crisp and responsive screen” . Bit.com.au also said “IPad mini l mt chic my c rt nhiu ngi mong ch, c bit l ngi dng chu vn th”. Yahoo.com mentioned “Gorgeous build, stunning Retina screen”.
Several Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) owners wrote in their reviews that it was a good design. In December last year Consumersearch.com mentioned in their review of the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) “Stunning design”. Bit.com.au mentioned in their review of this tablet “Compact, lightweight design” .
Two Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) reviewers who purchased the product reckoned that it was smooth. Yahoo.com wrote “New WiFi antennas are fast, iOS 7 runs smooth”.
Good Battery Life
A number of customers who bought this tablet said that it had a good battery life. Trusted Reviews wrote “Good battery life” in their Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) review. Yahoo.com said “Amazing display, excellent battery life, fast processor, great 3D graphics, easy to use, app store still number one for quality”. Yahoo.com also wrote “The battery charges more quickly if you use the includ”.
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Several customers said in their reviews that it was well made. Bit.com.au rated it 4 stars and said in their review of this tablet “Are all things we can live with, without regretting the purchase, that's why this is a very solid slate”. Bit.com.au also said “Excellent build and design”. Bit.com.au also mentioned “Solid performance”.
The iPad Mini (2nd gen) is a popular choice amongst customers who bought tablets in the last 3 months.
Three Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) owners who bought this tablet said that it was compact. Expert review site Bit.com.au gave the product a score of 4 stars and wrote in their review “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”. Yahoo.com wrote “400 price tag is steep for a compact tablet” in their Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) review.
One customer who reviewed the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) wrote that it was lightweight. One person wrote that the product was thin. Bit.com.au rated this tablet 4 stars and mentioned in their review of the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) “Still comfortably slim and light”.
Several customers who reviewed it said that it was wifi compatible. Yahoo.com said “Tops it off with improved WiFi and LTE connectivity, with battery”.
Good Sound Quality
One customer who purchased the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) wrote that it had good sound quality. Bit.com.au mentioned in their Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) review “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”.
Easy to Use
One customer who purchased this tablet concluded that it had a good experience. Bit.com.au mentioned “Fast 7 processor for a firstclass experience” in their review of this tablet and rated it 4 stars. One person wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use.
One Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) owner who purchased it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Yahoo.com mentioned “Comfortable to hold” in their Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) review.
Good Picture Quality
One customer who purchased this tablet thought it had good picture quality.
Good Product Quality
One person wrote that this tablet was good quality. Yahoo.com said three years ago “Excellent build quality, iPad Air Performance in a compact shell” .
3 Reasons Against
A Bit Expensive
A number of people who bought it considered that it was not cheap. Trusted Reviews mentioned in their review of the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) “More expensive than the competition” yet they gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Trusted Reviews also said “More expensive than predecessor”. Consumersearch.com mentioned “Slightly heavier more expensive than original iPad mini, iPad mini 3 offers Touch ID” in their Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) review.
Three Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was not good value for money. Trusted Reviews wrote in their review of this tablet “Higher price”. Yahoo.com mentioned “Extra storage is very pricey”. Yahoo.com also mentioned “Pricey similar sized and specced tablets go for closer to 200”.
Not 4G Compatible
Like most of the other recently released tablets, the iPad Mini (2nd gen) is not 4G compatible.
Not 3G Compatible
Most tablet computers that were released in the last 12 months are not 3G compatible. The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is no exception to this as it too is not 3G compatible.
1 Other reason to consider the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen)
Released Ten Months Ago
This tablet has been on the market for ten months.
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…