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Apple iPad Mini (2nd Gen) A7 16GB 7.9" Tablet

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A7 iOS 16GB 7.9" Dec 2015
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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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8 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Tablet Computer Reviews

Apple has excellent average reviews for its A7 processor tablets as well as across its entire tablet range.

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet computer supports a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many tablet computers that came out around the same time as it.

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1080p Video Recording Mode

This tablet computer has a 1080p|720p video recording mode, which is typical of many new similar spec tablets.

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2048 X 1536 Pixels Display Resolution

The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a maximum display resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. That's over three times the display resolution of a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet, which is the most common display resolution. The display resolution of all tablets that came out around the same time as the iPad Mini (2nd gen) ranges from 800 x 400 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 2560 pixels (best).

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on recently released similar spec tablet computers.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This tablet computer has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec tablets that came out in the last year.

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Very Light

The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is one of the lighter comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the iPad Mini (2nd gen) (only 331 grams) amongst tablets of this age. Across all the recently released comparable spec tablets the weights range from 190g to 1.4kg.

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Very Thin

Similar spec tablets that have been around for the last year have thicknesses of between 5.5mm and 250mm. At only 7.5 millimeters, the iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other new similar spec tablets.

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5 Reasons Against

Recent Price Increase of £61.16

In the last few days the price of the iPad Mini (2nd gen) has increased by £61.16.

Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other latest similar spec tablet computers, the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is not 4G compatible.

If you are looking for a tablet computer that is 4G compatible then you might also want to look at the Huawei T1 10[plb_3348464_price] which is also cheaper.

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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 similar spec tablets that were released around the same time as the iPad Mini (2nd gen) are also not 3G compatible.

If you are looking for a tablet that is 3G compatible then you might also want to consider the Huawei T1 10[plb_3348464_price].

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the new comparable spec tablets the screen sizes range from 4.7" to 14". With a screen size of only 7.9 inches, the iPad Mini (2nd gen) has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst similar spec tablet computers of this age.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for the last year have digital zooms of between 3x and 8x, and the average digital zoom is 4.1x. At only 3 times zoom factor, the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the iPad Mini (2nd gen).

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

Released Twelve Months Ago

This A7 processor tablet has been on the market for twelve months.

Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 5 megapixels, the iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a fairly typical rear camera resolution compared to most of the other new comparable spec tablets.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a fairly typical internal storage capacity (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the iPad Mini (2nd gen).

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Two Processor Cores

The iPad Mini (2nd gen) is a two processor core tablet which is average compared to the other 79 similar spec tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the iPad Mini (2nd gen) that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

If this Apple tablet computer has too few processor cores then you might also want to consider the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact[plb_3704920_price] (4 processor cores and higher rated); or the DELL 7840[plb_3584827_price] (4 processor cores and cheaper).

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Specification

Processor
Processor Model
Co-Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Software
Operating System
Bundled Software
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Display
Screen Size
Touch Screen Technology
Multi-Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
Geotagging
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Video Stabilizer
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording Mode
Video Recording
Auto Focus
Digital Zoom
Rear Camera
Audio
Frequency Range
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
AirPlay
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Lightning Connector
Combo Headphone / Microphone Port
Headphone Jack Size
Headphone Output
Phone Features
Video Calls
Voice Calls
Messaging
Instant Messaging
E-Mail
Performance
Document Format
Video Format
Video Compression Format
Image Format
Audio Format
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
Supported Archive Format
Design
Size
Form Factor
Colour
Battery
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Thickness
Width
Operational Conditions
Relative Operating Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Cable Included
AC Adapter
Other Features
64-Bit Computing Architecture
WiFi

4 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(17)
13 October 2015
Retina display
Same, speedy 7 chip as iPad Air
Stunning design
Portable
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
Pricey
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
8 November 2012

If Apple's iPad mini was equipped with a retina display, we wouldn't hesitate deeming it the best iPad ever. The iPad mini is an exceptionally constructed tablet with excellent battery life and an...

Good Gear Guide.com.au

Outstanding design and build quality
Excellent battery life
Fantastic apps ecosystem
Decent build quality, good battery life, iOS 6
Beautifully designed
Non-retina display
Some smaller UI elements
Expensive
Screen isn't as good as other Apple devices
5 processor doesn't offer top end performance
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User Reviews

(80)
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 6 April 2014 by 01Pamela
(Verified Purchase)

Have purchased 2 refurbished and one new iPad...can't tell the difference between them...

Size
Weight
Capability
Great image
Easy to Use
Needs a full time phone
Better sound volume
Have not found any problems
The BIOs remind me of the 1990s. Odd blue screen with grey type. No mouse functionality. For a company that offers good bios in other boards, I would have wanted UEFI bios here. Not a terrible loss, b
No SATA 3.0, does not support DirectPath for ESXi
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
Nothing
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
Screen
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
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