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Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen)
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Apple iPad Mini (2nd Gen) A7 1.3GHz 128GB 7.9" Tablet

Trusted Reviews Recommended igen.fr 8.5 Out Of 10
A7 1.3GHz iOS 128GB Jan 2014
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7 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Tablet Computer Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Apple tablet computers and specifically for Apple A7 processor tablet computers and found that in both cases Apple had excellent ratings compared to other brands.

Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

The smallest internal storage capacity of A7 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years is 4GB and the largest is 130GB. The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a fairly large internal storage capacity (128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite High Rear Camera Resolution

The lowest rear camera resolution of tablets of this type and age is 0.3MP, the highest is 5MP, and the average rear camera resolution is 4MP. At 5 megapixels, the iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a quite high rear camera resolution compared to most of the other A7 processor tablet computers that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 5MP rear camera resolution tablets currently available that you might want to look at including the iPad Mini (2nd gen) (£353.97), the iPad Mini (2nd gen), or the iPad Mini (2nd gen) all from Apple which is cheaper.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other tablets of a similar type and age to the iPad Mini (2nd gen) that we have assessed, the total storage capacity of the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) of 128 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The average total storage capacity of A7 processor tablet computers that were released more than two years ago is 53GB, and the total storage capacities range from 8GB to 130GB.

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Fairly Long Browsing Time

Across all the tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the iPad Mini (2nd gen) the browsing times range from 9h to 10h, and the average browsing time is 9.5h. The iPad Mini (2nd gen) has one of the longer browsing times (10 hours) amongst comparable spec tablets of this age.

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1080p Video Recording Mode

The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a 1080p video recording mode which is higher than the 720p video recording mode found on most A7 processor tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago.

A 1080p video recording mode is actually the best video recording mode amongst all A7 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the iPad Mini (2nd gen).

Amongst comparable types of tablet the worst video recording mode is 720p.

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Very Light

The average weight of A7 processor tablet computers that are a similar age to the iPad Mini (2nd gen) is 400g. The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is fairly light (only 331 grams) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the iPad Mini (2nd gen).

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4 Reasons Against

£30.81 Price Increase

In the last 51 days the price of the iPad Mini (2nd gen) has increased by £30.81.

Not 3G Compatible

Most tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the iPad Mini (2nd gen) are not 3G compatible. The iPad Mini (2nd gen) is no exception to this as it too is not 3G compatible.

If you would prefer a tablet that is 3G compatible then you might want to consider the iPad Mini (2nd gen) (£353.97), or the iPad Mini (2nd gen) both from Apple; or the Apple iPad Air (£379.99).

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Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other tablets of a comparable spec and age to the iPad Mini (2nd gen), the iPad Mini (2nd gen) is not 4G compatible.

Tablet computers which are 4G compatible that might be worth looking at include the Apple iPad Air (£379.99); or the iPad Mini (2nd gen) (£353.97), or the iPad Mini (2nd gen) both from Apple.

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Pricey for a Tablet of a Similar Age and Spec

We checked 15 tablets of a similar spec and age and they range in price from £56 to £604. We thought that this tablet computer looks expensive for a tablet of a similar age and spec.

4 Other reasons to consider the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen)

Released Over Two Years Ago

This tablet computer has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.3 gigahertz, the iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and spec.

Alternative 1.3GHz processor clock speed tablet computers currently available which you might also want to consider include the iPad Mini (2nd gen) (£353.97), the iPad Mini (2nd gen), or the iPad Mini (2nd gen) all from Apple which is cheaper.

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Two Processor Cores

Compared to the other 22 tablets that were released around the same time as the iPad Mini (2nd gen) that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the iPad Mini (2nd gen) has two processor cores which is average.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2 processor core tablets currently available including the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) which is cheaper; or the Apple iPad Air (£379.99) which has a better Rating.

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Average Screen Size

The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a relatively typical screen size (7.9 inches) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the iPad Mini (2nd gen).

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Lightning Connector
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Kids Tablet
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
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Docking Connector
64-Bit Computing Architecture
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2 Awards

Trusted Reviews Recommended igen.fr 8.5 Out Of 10

Expert Reviews

Retina display
Same, speedy 7 chip as iPad Air
Stunning design
Suveren hyopplst skjerm kombinert med fet lyd, lekker design og massevis av prosessorkraft
Slightly heavier more expensive than original iPad mini, iPad mini 3 offers Touch ID (but not much else)
4GLTEmodellen blir for dyr og den fs kun med 16 eller 32 gigabyte lagerkapasitet som ikke kan utvides
15 2014

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
Highquality display
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
The final grade is a 9.6 out of 10
23 2013

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
Very expensive compared to 78in tablets
No Touch ID
High price point
More expensive than a Nexus

The iPad mini 2 has improved exactly where it needed to. Better screen, better camera and much faster processor are all present, but it's not a wildly different experience from the original iPad...

Trusted Reviews

Great screen
Same premium design
Good battery life
7 chip
Retina display
More expensive than the competition
Lack of Touch ID
Higher price
Iterative evolution
More expensive than predecessor
2 2013

Il suffit de voir que cet iPad mini Retina Wi-Fi + Cellular élimine deux des trois points négatifs de son prédécesseur pour voir à quel point il s'agit d'une réussite. La tablette est dotée...


Great screen with high resolution
Excellent battery life
Handling, design manufacturing
Overall responsiveness
Great display
Nonexpandable memory
Speaker location
Proprietary Lightning port
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User Reviews


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…

Looks nice
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

Replacement for iPad Great service for John Lewis came just when promised...

Easy to use
Perfect size
Adequate Storage
Compact Design
Easy To Use
Was quite expensive
Not expandable memory
Reviewed 27 2015 by Pets2

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…

App Availablity
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
Reviewed 6 2015 by Oakseyairfield

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
Reviewed 11 2015 by GNSSGUY
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…

Easy to navigate and find your way around
Great tablet. To only one to have
Just needs LTE to be 5
An 8 year old can use this device
All the feature of regular iPad in a smaller size
A little expensive
No mobile service
Some of the print is too small
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Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) Alternatives

Apple iPad Air
Two More Awards
Slightly Better User Reviews
Slightly Better Expert Reviews
1.8" Larger Screen Size
£92 More Expensive
Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen)
£67 Cheaper
One Year Newer
SIM Card
3G Compatible
3x Smaller Internal Storage Capacity
96GB Smaller Total Storage Capacity
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Larger Screen Size
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Smaller Internal Storage Capacity
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