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8 Reasons For
Apple Has Excellent Tablet Reviews
Apple is one of the best tablet computer brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Apple also has excellent ratings for its A7 processor tablets.
The iPad Mini (2nd gen) is a popular choice of tablet computer.
Fairly High Rear Camera Resolution
The rear camera resolutions of tablet computers of this spec and age range from 0.3MP to 5MP, and the average rear camera resolution is 3.6MP. With a rear camera resolution of 5 megapixels, the iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a fairly high rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablets that are a similar age to the iPad Mini (2nd gen).
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 tablet computers of a similar age and type to it.
A 1080p video recording mode is in fact the best video recording mode amongst all tablet computers of this age and type.
Amongst comparable types of tablet the worst video recording mode is 720p.
Very Long Browsing Time
A7 processor tablets that were launched around the same time as the iPad Mini (2nd gen) have browsing times of between 9h and 10h, and the average browsing time is 9.4h. With a browsing time of 10 hours, the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen)'s browsing time is one of the longest amongst tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the iPad Mini (2nd gen).
2048 X 1536 Pixels Display Resolution
This tablet computer has a 2048 x 1536 pixels display resolution, which is the most frequently found display resolution on tablets of a comparable age and type to it.
+3 More reasons for
The iPad Mini (2nd gen) is one of the lighter tablets that came out around the same time as the iPad Mini (2nd gen) (only 331 grams) amongst A7 processor tablets of this age. The lightest tablet of this spec and age is 240g heavy and the heaviest is 610g.
The iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a fairly thin thickness (only 7.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other A7 processor tablets that have been available for more than two years. Across all the similar spec tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the iPad Mini (2nd gen) the thicknesses range from 7.5mm to 190mm.
3 Reasons Against
Not 3G Compatible
Most A7 processor tablets that are a comparable age 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.
Not 4G Compatible
Like most of the other A7 processor tablets that have been around for around the same time as the iPad Mini (2nd gen), the iPad Mini (2nd gen) is not 4G compatible.
Tablet computers which are 4G compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Apple iPad Air which is also higher rated.
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
At only 16 gigabytes, the iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to the iPad Mini (2nd gen). The smallest total storage capacity of A7 processor tablets that were released more than two years ago is 8GB, the biggest is 130GB, and the average total storage capacity is 54GB.
5 Other reasons to consider the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen)
Released Over Three Years Ago
This tablet was released over three years ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 1.3 gigahertz, the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablets of this type and age.
Average Internal Storage Capacity
At 16 gigabytes, the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a fairly average internal storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that have been on the market for more than two years.
We compared this tablet to all the other 16GB internal storage capacity tablet computers and we think the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) (£259.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.
Tablet computers with a larger internal storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the iPad Mini (2nd gen) (£346.84) (32GB), the iPad Air (£225.00) (32GB), or the iPad Mini (3rd gen) (£424.99) (64GB) all from Apple.
+3 Other reasons
Two Processor Cores
Compared to the other 52 tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the iPad Mini (2nd gen) that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the iPad Mini (2nd gen) is a two processor core tablet which is average.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 7.9 inches, the iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other tablets that were launched more than two years ago.
If this tablet computer screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the LG 8.0 (£212.14) (8"), or the Gigaset QV830 (£99.00) (8").
Processor Clock Speed
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
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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
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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)
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