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Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen)
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Apple iPad Mini (2nd Gen) A7 1.3GHz 16GB 7.9" Tablet 8.5 Out Of 10 Trusted Reviews Recommended
A7 1.3GHz iOS 16GB Sep 2014
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Beautiful 7.9-inch Retina Display.The difference has never been clearer. iPad mini with Retina display is amazing to hold. And behold. Every photo is incredibly detailed and vibrant, and every... More
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Apple Has Excellent Reviews for Its Tablets

We calculated the average reviews for all Apple tablet computers and also specifically for Apple A7 processor tablets and found that in both cases Apple had excellent reviews.

1080p Video Recording Mode

This tablet has a 1080p video recording mode, which is the most commonly found video recording mode on comparable spec tablet computers that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Long Browsing Time

The iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a fairly long browsing time (10 hours) compared to most of the other A7 processor tablets that were released more than two years ago. Across all the tablet computers of this spec and age the browsing times range from 9h to 10h.

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Very Light

The iPad Mini (2nd gen) is one of the lighter A7 processor tablets that have been on the market for more than two years (only 331 grams) amongst tablets of this age. The lightest tablet computer of a comparable age and spec to the iPad Mini (2nd gen) is 330g heavy, the heaviest is 480g, and the average weight is 390g.

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3 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

Like most of the other tablet computers of a similar age and type to the iPad Mini (2nd gen), the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is not 3G compatible.

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Not 4G Compatible

Most tablet computers that were released more than two years ago are not 4G compatible. The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is no exception to this as it too is not 4G compatible.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

The average internal storage capacity of tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago is 49GB, and the internal storage capacity range from 8GB to 130GB. The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has one of the smaller internal storage capacity (only 16 gigabytes) amongst tablet computers of this age.

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

Released Over Three Years Ago

This tablet computer was released over three years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a relatively average processor clock speed (1.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other A7 processor tablets that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 5 megapixels, the iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a relatively average rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablets that have been around for more than two years.

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Two Processor Cores

Compared to the other 25 tablets of a similar age and type 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 computer which is average.

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Average Screen Size

The iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a relatively average screen size (7.9 inches) compared to most of the other A7 processor tablets that were launched more than two years ago.

If this tablet computer screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Apple iPad Air[plb_2981413_price] (9.7").

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2 Awards 8.5 Out Of 10 Trusted Reviews Recommended

Expert Reviews

13 October 2015
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 May 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 November 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
23 October 2013

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 December 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

Reviewed 5 August 2014 by Suz63

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
Reviewed 17 December 2013 by Beth65

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 October 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 October 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 July 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 Air
A7 32GB 9.7" 4G 3G
Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen)
A7 1.3GHz 16GB 7.9"
£ 488.00 £245.17
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Expert Reviews Are Marginally Better
16GB Bigger Total Storage Capacity
50% Larger Internal Storage Capacity
Marginally Lower User Review Score
A Lot Heavier

iPad Air vs iPad Mini (2nd gen)

Apple iPad Air vs Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen)
Apple iPad Air
A7 64GB 9.7" 4G 3G
Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen)
A7 1.3GHz 16GB 7.9"
£ 584.00 £245.17
Two More Awards
Expert Reviews Are Moderately Better
Larger Internal Storage Capacity
1.8" Larger Screen Size
Moderately Lower User Review Score
147g Heavier

iPad Air vs iPad Mini (2nd gen)

Apple iPad Air vs Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen)
Apple iPad Air
A7 1.3GHz 16GB 9.7" 4G 3G
Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen)
A7 1.3GHz 16GB 7.9"
£ 592.01 £245.17
Two More Awards
Marginally Better Expert Reviews
1.8" Larger Screen Size
4G Compatible
User Review Rating is Marginally Worse