Every Little Bit As AmazingAny way you look at it, iPad mini is just incredible. And the stunning Retina display is only the beginning. With a new A7 chip, advanced wireless, and powerful apps all...
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Apple has excellent average ratings for its A7 processor tablet computers as well as across its entire tablet range compared to other manufacturers.
Fairly Large Internal Storage Capacity
With an internal storage capacity of 64 gigabytes, the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has one of the larger internal storage capacity amongst tablets of this age. The smallest internal storage capacity of tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the iPad Mini (2nd gen) is 4GB, the largest is 130GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 41GB.
There are a number of alternative 64GB internal storage capacity tablet computers currently available which you might want to consider including the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) which is cheaper.
1080p Video Recording Mode
The iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a higher video recording mode than most comparable spec tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to it. This Apple tablet has a 1080p video recording mode, whereas most tablets of a comparable age and type to it have a 720p video recording mode.
A 1080p video recording mode is actually the best video recording mode amongst all tablet computers of this type and age.
Amongst similar types of tablet computer the worst video recording mode is 720p.
The heights of A7 processor tablet computers that came out around the same time as the iPad Mini (2nd gen) range from 10mm to 240mm, and the average height is 200mm. The iPad Mini (2nd gen) is quite short (only 200 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that were released more than two years ago.
The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is one of the lighter tablets of a comparable type and age to the iPad Mini (2nd gen) (only 331 grams) amongst comparable spec tablets of this age. The lightest A7 processor tablet that has been available for more than two years is 310g heavy, the heaviest is 540g, and the average weight is 400g.
With a width of only 134.7 millimeters, the iPad Mini (2nd gen) is quite narrow compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and spec. The average width of comparable spec tablets that were released more than two years ago is 160mm, and the widths range from 130mm to 240mm.
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Not 3G Compatible
The iPad Mini (2nd gen) is not 3G compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other tablets of a comparable spec and age to the iPad Mini (2nd gen) are also not 3G compatible.
The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is not 4G compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the iPad Mini (2nd gen) are also not 4G compatible.
The average screen size of comparable spec tablets that have been available for more than two years is 8.5", and the screen sizes range from 7" to 9.7". With a screen size of only 7.9 inches, the iPad Mini (2nd gen) has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst A7 processor tablet computers of this age.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 7.9" tablets currently available including cheaper tablet computers such as the iPad Mini (2nd gen) (£346.84), or the iPad Mini (2nd gen) both from Apple.
If you want a larger screen size then you might want to consider the Apple iPad Air (£225.00) (9.7") which also has a higher Rating.
4 Other reasons to consider the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen)
Released Over Two Years Ago
This Apple tablet has been on the market for over two years.
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 1.3 gigahertz, the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other A7 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the iPad Mini (2nd gen).
We compared all the other 1.3GHz processor clock speed tablet computers to this tablet computer and we think cheaper tablets such as the iPad Mini (2nd gen) (£346.84), and the iPad Mini (2nd gen) both from Apple is also worth considering.
Average Rear Camera Resolution
At 5 megapixels, the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a pretty standard rear camera resolution compared to most of the other A7 processor tablet computers that came out around the same time as the iPad Mini (2nd gen).
We compared all the other 5MP rear camera resolution tablet computers to this tablet computer and we think the iPad Mini (2nd gen) (£346.84), and the iPad Mini (2nd gen) both from Apple which is cheaper is also worth considering.
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Two Processor Cores
Compared to the other 22 tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is a two processor core tablet which is average.
We compared all the other 2 processor core tablets to this tablet and we think cheaper tablet computers such as the iPad Mini (2nd gen) (£346.84), and the iPad Mini (2nd gen) both from Apple is also worth considering.
Tablets with more processor cores that might also be worth looking at include the HP Slate 8 (4 processor cores and cheaper).
Processor Clock Speed
Safari,iBooks,FaceTime,iTunes Store,Siri,Photo Booth,Game Center
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Finally, a small formfactor iPad with Retina display Unmatched build quality
Fast 7 processor for a firstclass experience
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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