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Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen)
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Apple iPad Mini (3rd Gen) A7 64GB 7.9" 4G 3G Tablet

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A7 iOS 64GB 7.9" Dec 2015
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We made iPad mini small. We made it fast. We made it incredibly capable. And now we made it even better. With advancements like Touch ID and iOS 8, and a new gold nish, there's even more about... More
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11 Reasons For

Apple Tablet Computers Have Excellent Reviews

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

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet supports a Flash storage medium, which is the most frequently supported storage medium on similar spec tablets that came out in the last 12 months.

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4G Compatible

The iPad Mini (3rd gen) is 4G compatible, unlike most of the other recently released similar spec tablets which are not 4G compatible.

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3G Compatible

The iPad Mini (3rd gen) is 3G compatible. Most of the other recently released tablet computers are not 3G compatible.

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1080p Video Recording Mode

This tablet computer has a 1080p|720p video recording mode, which is the most frequently found video recording mode on recently released comparable spec tablet computers.

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2048 X 1536 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the iPad Mini (3rd gen) is 2048 x 1536 pixels. That's over three times the display resolution of the most common display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The display resolution of all tablets that have been available for the last year ranges from 800 x 400 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 2560 pixels (best).

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4 Bluetooth Version

This tablet computer supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on similar spec tablets that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Short 4G Browsing Time

At only 9 hours, the iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a quite short 4G browsing time compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been available for a comparable time to the iPad Mini (3rd gen). Across all the latest similar spec tablet computers the 4G browsing times range from 9h to 13h.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This tablet has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many recently released similar spec tablets.

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Very Light

At only 331 grams, the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) is quite light compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that came out in the last 12 months. Across all the newly released comparable spec tablets the weights range from 190g to 1.4kg.

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Very Thin

The iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a quite thin thickness (only 7.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that were released around the same time as the iPad Mini (3rd gen). The average thickness of new tablet computers is 61mm.

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3 Reasons Against

Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 7.9 inches, the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst tablets of this age. The smallest screen size of similar spec tablet computers that were launched in the last 12 months is 4.7" and the largest is 14".

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 7.9" tablet computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the Apple iPad Mini[plb_3809795_price].

If this Apple tablet computer screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Acer B1-830[plb_3826369_price] (8").

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Very Short Continuous Audio Playback Time

The iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a fairly short continuous audio playback time (only 10 hours) compared to most of the other tablets that have been available for the last year. The continuous audio playback times of tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the iPad Mini (3rd gen) range from 10h to 200h.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a quite small digital zoom (only 3 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other tablets that were launched around the same time as the iPad Mini (3rd gen). The digital zooms of comparable spec tablets that were launched around the same time as the iPad Mini (3rd gen) range from 3x to 8x.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen)

Released Twelve Months Ago

This Apple tablet computer has been on the market for twelve months.

Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 64 gigabytes, the iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a pretty average internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers that were released in the last year.

Other 64GB internal storage capacity tablets currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the iPad (2nd gen)[pl_3213972_price], or the iPad 64GB Wi-Fi[pl_3875525_price] both from Apple or the DELL 5130[plb_3584853_price].

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 5 megapixels, the iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a fairly typical rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablet computers that were released in the last 12 months.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 5MP rear camera resolution tablet computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the iPad Mini[pl_3809795_price], or the New iPad[pl_3883773_price] both from Apple or the Asus Transformer Pad TF701T[plb_3017099_price].

If you would prefer a higher rear camera resolution then you might want to look at the DELL 5130[plb_3584853_price] (8MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Two Processor Cores

Compared to the other 79 latest similar spec tablet computers that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) has two processor cores which is average.

We compared all the other 2 processor core tablets to this tablet computer and we think because of it's better review score, the iPad Mini[pl_3809795_price], the New iPad[pl_3883773_price], and the iPad 64GB Wi-Fi[pl_3875525_price] all from Apple is also worth considering.

Tablets with more processor cores that might also be worth considering include the DELL 5130[plb_3584853_price] (4 processor cores and higher rated).

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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
4G Compatible
3G Compatible
2G Compatible
2G Standard
3G Standard
4G Standard
AirPlay
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
SIM Card Type
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
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
Supported Archive Format
Design
Size
Form Factor
Fingerprint Reader
Colour
Battery
Continuous Audio Playback Time
Continuous Video Playback Time
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery
4G Browsing Time
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
SIM Card

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Expert Reviews

(13)
29 November 2015

The iPad Mini 3 is 20x13.5x.6cm it weights 339grams. The viewable screen is 16x12cm with the diagonal measurement being just less than 8inches.Going round the sides of the unit you have the... Read more…

IPad mini 4 has better internal specs, iPad mini 3 is cheaper for same external design
Battery, life camera
Touch ID, new gold color
Still a capable tablet
Gorgeous design
IPad mini 3 has slower performance and will age faster
None
No longer the Air's equal
Same chassis as before
No antireflective screen
29 December 2014

Updated as on December 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it regularly.For sometime now, tablets have been bridging the gap between laptops and smartphones. There has... Read more…

23 October 2014

Put simply the iPad mini 3 demands an extra £80 for TouchID and the option to choose the gold colour finish. That's a significant premium over the iPad mini 2, which is the better buy. If you...

Great size, good screen
TouchID integrated
Amazing display, excellent battery life, fast processor, great 3D graphics, easy to use, app store still number one for quality and variety
Excellent screen and design iOS 88.1 features, including timelapse and Apple Pay Touch ID fingerprint scanner adds convenience
Though we're disappointed by the lack of upgrades
Same as last year, iPad mini 2 offers far better value for money
The addition of TouchID and gold colour option just doesn't seem to justify such a premium over the iPad mini 2
Cameras and processor not improved in line with other iPads
Minimal updates over last model
Relatively pricey
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...

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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
2 November 2012

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Formato ridotto e grande schermo
Grande parco di software ottimizzato
Buona fotocameravideocamera anche sul retro che amplia l'utilizzazione come mezzo di ripresa e per la realt virtuale
Costruzione d'eccellenza
Prezzo elevato
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User Reviews

(10)
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 8 December 2012 by Michael g.
(Verified Purchase)

One other problem is it only has 2 posts for fan controllers, CPU and one case. But it is a micro atx and it is listed in the description, i just didn't pay attention, so no eggs removed for this...

Its a nice board for a micro atx board. purchased for a budget gaming build. The bios seems pretty robust. Working fine now that i found out
This motherboard has been reliable, with few issues, though some have been present
I have used 2 of these boards in computers I have put together. I've had an excellent experience and recommend this board to anyone building an average to above average gaming rig. It has support for
Inexpensive and straightforward to setup. Built an inexpensive desktop with a Vishera 6300. Worked right out of the box. Able to incorporate some old IDE drives as secondary HDD. Built a split install
None board is dead, talked with gigabyte, made me feel like a jerk, i did everything they said to try, i have got nothing but gigabyte boards, 7 of my pcs run gigabyte boards, think is time to change
As another poster mentioned, you need to set it to AHCI mode instead of IDE. By default it is set to the legacy setting of IDE for sata type, it needs to be switched to AHCI for most modern hard drive
You must be careful when installing this board, as with any delicate electronic device. Pay close attention to your CPU power supply. My GF's computer was having a boot issue, which turned out to be a
The subtitle referencing the Radeon 3000 graphics onboard should actually be a warning. This board would be the number one go-to board for an inexpensive AMD board if it had a more modern GPU set on b
D, oa
For me it seemed I got a bad board one week, a good board a week later, then got a fair board, as a replacement for the first bad board, a month later. Back side of my case gets super warm, not sure i
Reviewed 29 January 2015 by B
B would recommend the Apple iPad mini 3 (Verified Purchase)

As a longtime kindle user, I finally made the switch to ipad. Of course it's great and better, but downloading books from @ takes FOR EVER and it constantly stopped. I had to watch it and refresh... Read more…

Speaker
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Fast
Powerful
Printing
Battery Life
Button Configuration
Charging time
Lacks Power
Reviewed 20 July 2014 by Keven B.

I bought this motherboard to use with a FX-600 CPU and GTX 750Ti, for a budget gaming PC for a client. I wasn't sure about this motherboard at first because it's a bit cheaper than what I normally... Read more…

Supports Piledriver FX CPUs, works like a charm with the FX 6300
Actually support 1600MHz RAM, unlike stated in the specs. I used the recently released Kingston HyperX FURY 1600MHz, the DIMMs were automatically recognized as 1600MHz and passed memtes 86 without pro
Pretty good heatsinks on the board, for a budget motherboard, and 8-pin CPU power, which means this board should be able to handle some overclocking, although my client won't overclock
USB 3.0, both on the back and via internal header
For those who want to reuse old hard drives and optical drives, this board supports IDE and does include a IDE cable
Only SATA 3Gbps, so if you use a fast SSD, its performance might get limited. No problem for mechanical hard rives and should be fine with entry level SSDs
There is only one system fan header, and it's located next to the 24-pin connector. .. Really Apparently, Gigabyte didn't realize nearly every case has a fan on the back. .. Luckily, the fan included
If you install a video card (which will most likely take up 2 slots), then the only expansion left is an older PCI slot, no more PCIe. I'd like to see an additional 1x PCIe slot on top of the 16x slot
No UEFI BIOS, which is kind of standard on every motherboard nowadays
Latest board revision has a brownblack color scheme(The older ones were blue), but Gigabyte still ships the motherboard with the old light blue SATA cables that no longer match the board. .. Really
Reviewed 8 July 2013 by Bele
Bele would recommend the Apple iPad Mini (Verified Purchase)

Extraordinary! super light, the touchscreen is very faithful!

Micro-Atx
A 3
Works Great
Supports my amd FX 8320E overclocked to 4.4ghz
Well it looks amazing and im waiting for it to be shipped
Has 1 case fan header in a bad location, 760G chipset came out when vista launched and is old as dirt, this motherboard actually has an IDE slot because the designs so old, The automatic fan speed on
We will wait untill it gets here before I start roasting the board
It shipped the same day that they marked it down to 60 bucks : (
Minor. Only board Newegg had in stock that met my requirements st the time. Usually use ASUS boards, but this one is working out great so far
SATA II only, no SATA III
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