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Apple iPad Mini (3rd Gen) A7 1.3GHz 16GB 7.9" Tablet

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A7 1.3GHz iOS 16GB Dec 2012
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Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including Pocket Lint, gadgetspeak.com and Lydogbilde.no this A7 processor tablet computer has an overall expert rating of 79 out of 100.

Apple Has Excellent Tablet Computer Reviews

Apple is one of the top rated tablet computer manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Apple also has excellent ratings for its A7 processor tablet computers.

Nice Design

A number of people wrote in their reviews that it was a good design. Gadgetspeak.com mentioned “IPad mini 4 has better internal specs, iPad mini 3 is cheaper for same external design”. Pocket Lint wrote in their Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) review “Excellent screen and design iOS 88.1 features, including timelapse”.

Three Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) reviewers who reviewed this tablet thought it was good looking.

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Good Battery Life

Three people wrote in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Pocket Lint rated the product 4 stars and mentioned in their review “Amazing display, excellent battery life, fast processor, great 3D graphics, easy to use, app store still number one for quality”. Pocket Lint also wrote “Both the display and battery life are excellent”. Pocket Lint also mentioned “Strong battery life”.

Robust

Some people wrote that it was well made. Pocket Lint scored it 70 out of 100 and said in their review three years ago “Beautifully built”. Pocket Lint also mentioned “Solid design”.

Easy to Use

One Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) owner reckoned that it was easy to use.

Good Picture Quality

One Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) owner who reviewed the product thought it had good picture quality.

Reasonably Priced

A number of Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) reviewers who reviewed it thought it was good value for money. Gadgetspeak.com mentioned “Touch ID fingerprint sensor, new gold colour option, more affordable 64GB model” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Pocket Lint said in their Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) review “Same as last year, iPad mini 2 offers far better value for money” .

1080p Video Recording Modes

This tablet has a 1080p|720p video recording modes, which is the most commonly found video recording modes on comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years.

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3 Reasons Against

Not 4G

The Apple iPad Mini (3rd gen) is not 4G, although keep in mind that most of the other tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the iPad Mini (3rd gen) are also not 4G.

Tablet computers which are 4G that might be worth considering include the iPad Mini (2nd gen)[pl_2144809_price], or the iPad Mini (2nd gen)[pl_2144811_price] both from Apple.

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Not 3G

The iPad Mini (3rd gen) is not 3G, although this is within the context that most of the other tablets of a comparable age and spec to the iPad Mini (3rd gen) are also not 3G.

If you want a tablet that is 3G then you might also want to look at the iPad Mini (2nd gen)[pl_2144809_price], or the iPad Mini (2nd gen)[pl_2144811_price] both from Apple which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 16 gigabytes, the iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable spec and age to the iPad Mini (3rd gen). Similar spec tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the iPad Mini (3rd gen) have total storage capacitys of between 16GB and 130GB.

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

Released Over Four Years Ago

This A7 processor tablet computer has been on the market for over four years.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 1.3 gigahertz, the iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a fairly typical processor frequency compared to most of the other tablet computers of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 1.3GHz processor clock speed tablet computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the iPad Mini (2nd gen)[pl_2144809_price], or the iPad Mini (2nd gen)[pl_2144811_price] both from Apple.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

The iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a fairly average rear camera resolution (numeric) (5 megapixels) compared to most of the other A7 processor tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the iPad Mini (3rd gen).

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 5MP rear camera resolution tablets currently available including the iPad Mini (2nd gen)[pl_2144809_price], or the iPad Mini (2nd gen)[pl_2144811_price] both from Apple which has better reviews.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a pretty typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other A7 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for more than two years.

If you would prefer a tablet with a larger internal storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Apple iPad Mini (2nd gen)[plb_2144811_price] (32GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Two Processor Coress

Compared to the other 25 comparable spec tablets that were launched around the same time as the iPad Mini (3rd gen) that we have assessed the number of processor coress of, the number of processor coress on the iPad Mini (3rd gen) is two which is average.

Alternative 2 processor cores tablets currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the iPad Mini (2nd gen)[pl_2144809_price], or the iPad Mini (2nd gen)[pl_2144811_price] both from Apple.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 7.9 inches, the iPad Mini (3rd gen) has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other A7 processor tablet computers that are a similar age to the iPad Mini (3rd gen).

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Specification

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AirPlay
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Lightning Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
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SmartCard Slot
Headphone Out
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Phone Features
Video Call
Voice Call
Messaging
Instant Messaging (IM)
E-Mail
T9 Text Input
Performance
Document Formats Supported
Video Formats Supported
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Audio Formats Supported
Mac Operating Systems Supported
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Ambient Light Sensor
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Fingerprint Reader
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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Docking Connector
Volume Control
64-Bit Computing
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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
Il connettore Lightning richiede un adattatore costoso 29 Euro) per utilizzare i vecchi dock
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User Reviews

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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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