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Apple iPad Mini (2nd Gen) A7 1.3GHz 16GB 7.9" 3G Tablet

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A7 1.3GHz iOS 16GB Oct 2013
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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... More
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12 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

This A7 processor tablet received an "Editor's Choice" from both Good Gear Guide.com.au and Reviewed.com, both of which said that this Apple tablet was brilliant.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including Good Gear Guide.com.au, reviewed.com and lesandroides.net the average expert rating of this Apple tablet is 77 out of 100.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this Apple tablet computer rated it as 87 out of 100.

Apple Tablets Have Excellent Reviews

On average Apple A7 processor tablets have excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all tablets built by Apple.

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Good Product Quality

Some customers thought this tablet was good quality. Five years ago Good Gear Guide.com.au gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote “Outstanding design and build quality”. Good Gear Guide.com.au also wrote “Decent build quality, good battery life, iOS 6”. Good Gear Guide.com.au also wrote “Solid build quality, iPad optimized apps”.

Nice Design

A number of people who purchased it thought it was a good design. Good Gear Guide.com.au rated the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) 4 stars and wrote five years ago “Super thin and light design” in their review of this tablet. Good Gear Guide.com.au also said “Excellent Form Factor, design and build quality”. Good Gear Guide.com.au also said “This, combined with Apples epic design, makes it a truly lustworthy”.

A few people concluded that it was good looking. Good Gear Guide.com.au said “Beautifully designed”. Good Gear Guide.com.au also wrote “Beautiful, magical to handle”. Good Gear Guide.com.au also mentioned “Beautiful build quality, fantastic feel, great screen, great with video, entertaining with music, easy to use”.

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Robust

Some customers who purchased the product reckoned that it was well made. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned “Super skinny construction” and scored it 4 stars. Good Gear Guide.com.au also wrote “Generally very solid build quality and highly attractive fit”. Good Gear Guide.com.au also said “Extremely well made and designed”.

Good Battery Life

Some Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned five years ago “The iPad mini is an exceptionally constructed tablet with excellent battery life and an unsurpassed app ecosystem that the competition simply c”. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned “Fantastic battery life” in their review. Good Gear Guide.com.au also said “10 hour battery life, awesome fit”.

Easy to Use

A number of Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) owners who reviewed the product wrote that it was easy to use. Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote “Very portable and practical”. Good Gear Guide.com.au also mentioned “Less practical as an allpurpose device against the larger iPad”.

A number of Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) reviewers who bought the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Good Gear Guide.com.au gave it a rating of 4 stars and said in their review “Comfortable and light”. Good Gear Guide.com.au also mentioned “Very thin, very light, easy to hold in one hand”.

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Good Size

A number of customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was thin.

One Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) reviewer who purchased the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) thought it was a good body shape. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “The iPad mini packs a 7.9in display into a superbly crafted body” in their review.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was good structurally. One customer concluded that it was compact. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned in their review five years ago “Licht en compact”.

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Good for Games

One Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was good playing games on. Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote “More portable, still a big screen, light, great for gaming, less chunky”.

1080p Video Recording Modes

This tablet computer has a 1080p video recording modes, which is typical of many comparable spec tablets that were released around the same time as it.

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6 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A few people who reviewed the product considered that it was not cheap. Five years ago Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned in their review of this tablet “Lightning connector adapter is expensive”. Good Gear Guide.com.au also mentioned “More expensive than Android competitors”. Good Gear Guide.com.au also mentioned “More expensive than most had hoped”.

Several people said in their reviews that it was not good value for money. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned “Relatively pricey”. Good Gear Guide.com.au also said “Price higher than anticipated”. Good Gear Guide.com.au also said “Pricey, no expandable memory, cable”.

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Not 4G

The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) is not 4G. Most of the other tablets of this age and spec are also not 4G.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a quite small display diagonal (only 7.9 inches) compared to most of the other A7 processor tablets that are a similar age to the iPad Mini (2nd gen). Across all the comparable spec tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the iPad Mini (2nd gen) the display diagonals range from 7.8" to 9.7", and the average display diagonal is 8.5".

Other 7.9" tablet computers currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper tablet computers such as the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen)[plb_1847201_price].

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

The internal storage capacitys of tablets of this spec and age range from 4GB to 130GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 48GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a quite small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the iPad Mini (2nd gen).

Other 16GB internal storage capacity tablets currently available that you might also want to look at include the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen)[plb_1847201_price] which is cheaper.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 0.5 gigabytes, the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other A7 processor tablets that were launched around the same time as the iPad Mini (2nd gen). A7 processor tablets that have been around for a similar time to the iPad Mini (2nd gen) have internal memorys of between 0.5GB and 1GB.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 16 gigabytes, the iPad Mini (2nd gen) has one of the smaller total storage capacitys amongst A7 processor tablets of this age. The total storage capacitys of A7 processor tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to the iPad Mini (2nd gen) range from 16GB to 130GB.

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

Released Over Three Years Ago

Apple released the iPad Mini (2nd gen) over three years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

The iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a pretty typical processor frequency (1.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablet computers that were released around the same time as the iPad Mini (2nd gen).

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 1.3GHz processor clock speed tablet computers currently available including cheaper tablets such as the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen)[plb_1847201_price].

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Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

The Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen) has a pretty typical rear camera resolution (numeric) (5 megapixels) compared to most of the other tablets of a similar type and age to the iPad Mini (2nd gen).

Other 5MP rear camera resolution tablets currently available which you might also want to look at include cheaper tablet computers such as the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen)[plb_1847201_price].

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Two Processor Coress

Compared to the other 25 tablets of a comparable age and spec to the iPad Mini (2nd gen) that we have assessed the number of processor coress of, the iPad Mini (2nd gen) has two processor coress which is average.

We compared all the other 2 processor cores tablet computers to this tablet computer and we think cheaper tablet computers such as the Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen)[plb_1847201_price] is also worth considering.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Model
Co-Processor
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Coprocessor Model
Coprocessor
Memory
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Bundled Software
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
Display
Display Diagonal
Aspect Ratio
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Pixel Density
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Geotagging
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Video Stabilizer
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording Modes
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
Auto Focus
Digital Zoom
Rear Camera
Audio
Frequency Range
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
4G
3G
2G
2G Standards
3G Standards
4G Standard
AirPlay
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
4G WiMAX
SIM Card Type
4G LTE
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Lightning Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Headphone Connectivity
Microphone in
SmartCard Slot
Headphone Out
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Phone Features
Video Call
Voice Call
Messaging
Instant Messaging (IM)
E-Mail
Performance
Document Formats Supported
Video Formats Supported
Video Compression Formats
Image Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GLONASS
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS (satellite)
Archive Formats Supported
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Fingerprint Reader
Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Battery
Browsing Time
Continuous Audio Playback Time
Continuous Video Playback Time
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Technology
Browsing Time (3G)
Browsing Time (Wi-Fi)
Browsing Time (4G)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Keyboard Supplied
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Docking Connector
64-Bit Computing
Wi-Fi
SIM Card Support
Total Storage Capacity

2 Awards

igen.fr 8.5 Out Of 10 Trusted Reviews Recommended

Expert Reviews

(10)
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
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...

Igen.fr

Great screen with high resolution
Excellent battery life
Handling, design manufacturing
Overall responsiveness
Great display
Nonexpandable memory
Speaker location
Proprietary Lightning port
Expensive
Prix
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User Reviews

(71)
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
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
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
Nothing
Price
Some of the print is too small
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