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