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Apple iPad Mini A5 1GHz 16GB 7.9" Tablet

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A5 1GHz iOS 16GB Nov 2014
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16 Reasons For

Twenty-Nine Industry Awards

This A5 processor tablet computer is one of the most awarded by expert review sites of all the tablets of this spec and age.

This tablet computer was given a "Recommended" award by Digitaltrends.com, Techradar, Pcauthority.com.au, PC Advisor.co.uk, Altomdata.dk, Itpro.co.uk, Hardwareheaven.com, Dinside.no/data, Mobil.se, M3.idg.se, Hi-tech.mail.ru/, Techradar.com/au/ and Bondfaro.com.br all of whom concluded that this tablet was good.

This A5 processor tablet computer received an "Editor's Choice" from Laptopmag.com, Donanimhaber.com and Shiftdelete.net all of whom said that this Apple tablet computer was terrific.

The editors of three other expert review sites all wrote that this Apple tablet was great. This tablet computer received a "Highly Recommended" award from both Ilounge.com and Journaldugeek.com and it received an "Especially Recommended" award from Ljudochbild.se.

The writers at three other expert review sites all endorsed this tablet computer. The editor of Allaboutphones.nl thought that this A5 processor tablet computer was very good and gave it a "Silver" award and it received a "Best Buy" award from Itproportal.com. This Apple tablet computer also received an "Original Design" award from Ixbt.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on ninety-eight expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Expert Reviews, Techradar and T3.com the average expert rating of this tablet computer is 83%.

Good User Reviews

The average user rating of this Apple tablet computer is 88% based on 634 user reviews.

Apple Tablets Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 7,537 owner and expert reviews, Apple has excellent ratings for its tablets. Apple also has excellent ratings specifically for its A5 processor tablet computers.

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Nice Design

Several Apple iPad Mini reviewers concluded that this tablet was good looking. Pcmag.com said “Beautifully made, slim”. Itpro.co.uk said in their review “An outstanding compact tablet, beautifully designed and with great battery life” and scored it 4 stars. Expert website Theinquirer.net mentioned five years ago “Apple has stopped short of bringing its gorgeous Retina display with 3.1 million pixels to its s” in their review of this tablet.

A number of customers said in their reviews that it was a good design. Expert review site Laptopmag.com scored this tablet 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of the Apple iPad Mini “The iPad mini's superior design, unparalleled app selection”. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk wrote “With its 7.9-inch display and slim design”. Expert review site Digitalversus.com said in their review of this tablet “With its remarkably high-quality finish, speedy operation and fresh, sleek design” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was smooth. Five years ago expert website Toptenreviews.com wrote “Its sleek design, comfortable contours, smooth operating system”.

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Good Size

Eight customers who bought it reckoned that it was thin. Cnet.com rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Finally real, tinier tablet is remarkably thinner and lighter than its big-boned, newly arrived fou” in their review of the Apple iPad Mini. T3.com said “IPad 4 have now been replaced by the new, slim” . Expert website Mashable.com said “Samsung's flagship tablet is thin and light, has an extremely high-res screen”.

A few customers concluded that the product was compact. Pcauthority.com.au said “Google's Nexus 7 gaining a firm foothold in compact tablets, however, Apple has found itself falling behind” in their review of this tablet. Pcauthority.com.au also mentioned “Now it's hitting back with its own compact slat”. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk said “This is still an excellent compact tablet” .

One Apple iPad Mini owner said in their reviews that this tablet was lightweight. Wired.co.uk wrote in their review of this tablet “It's lightweight and compact enough to fit in a bag or even the glove compartment of a car”.

One Apple iPad Mini owner mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to carry around. Expert review site Hubofgadgets.com wrote in their review four years ago “Cellular is designed for people seeking a compact tablet that is easy to carry around” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was a good size. Expert website Yugatech.com mentioned “Despite its previous pronouncements that they won't make any tablet smaller than 10 inches, they've now given up to the idea that a 7-inch could be the ideal size” in their Apple iPad Mini review.

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Best Seller

The iPad Mini is one the best selling tablet computer currently available for purchase.

Good Value for Money

Notebookjournal.de highlighted in their review that this Apple tablet computer provided a good bang for your buck.

Robust

Two Apple iPad Mini reviewers who reviewed the Apple iPad Mini agreed that it was strong and durable. Expert review site V3.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Apple iPad Mini three years ago “Featuring robust security, significantly better battery life” . Mobiletechreview.com wrote “The iPad mini has an aluminum casing with a striking design that looks stunning and feels durable” in their review of this tablet.

One Apple iPad Mini owner who reviewed it thought it was well made. Expert website Slashgear.com said “Apple’s legendary build quality, iOS”. One person who reviewed this tablet considered that it was reliable. Expert review site Techview.co mentioned five years ago “Finding an alternative to carrying my trusty Mac has proved to be a big ordeal”.

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Good Battery Life

A number of Apple iPad Mini reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it had a good battery life.

Easy to Use

Several Apple iPad Mini reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert review site Zdnet.com mentioned in their Apple iPad Mini review “The small form is big enough to include a screen large enough to be useful while maintaining a highly portable form that is very comfortable to use”. Expert website Whistleout.com.au said in their review “A device which is much more comfortable to use than a full-sized iPad”.

Two people who purchased the Apple iPad Mini agreed that it had a good experience. Cnet.com gave this tablet a score of 80 out of 100 and said on CNET.com “If you want the full, polished Apple tablet experience in a smaller package” in their review. Techradar.com mentioned five years ago “Apple has gone where we never thought it would, with the iPad mini bringing the Apple tablet experience to a brave new budget world” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

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Good Product Quality

One Apple iPad Mini owner who purchased this tablet said that it was good quality.

1080p Video Recording Modes

The iPad Mini has a higher video recording mode than most A5 processor tablet computers that were released more than two years ago. This Apple tablet computer has a 1080p video recording modes, whereas most tablets of this age and type have a 720p video recording modes.

This tablet computer's video recording mode (1080p) is actually the best video recording mode amongst all tablets of this spec and age.

Amongst similar types of tablet computer the worst video recording mode is 720p.

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Quite Long Browsing Time

Tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the iPad Mini have browsing times of between 9h and 10h, and the average browsing time is 9.3h. At 10 hours, the iPad Mini has a fairly long browsing time compared to most of the other A5 processor tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the iPad Mini.

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Very High Second Camera Resolution

The average second camera resolution of A5 processor tablet computers that are a similar age to the iPad Mini is 0.75MP, and the second camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1.2MP. With a second camera resolution of 1.2 megapixels, the Apple iPad Mini's second camera resolution is one of the highest amongst tablets of a comparable age and type to the iPad Mini.

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Very Light

At only 308 grams, the iPad Mini is quite light compared to most of the other A5 processor tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the iPad Mini. The weights of tablet computers of this age and type range from 290g to 670g, and the average weight is 470g.

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7 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was not cheap. Expert website Techworld.com wrote five years ago “It's also expensive compared to the Nexus 7” in their review of the Apple iPad Mini. Chipchick.com mentioned in their Apple iPad Mini review “It's way overpriced” . Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review on expert website CNET.co.uk “It's too expensive however”.

A number of customers wrote that it was not good value for money. Pcmag.com said in their Apple iPad Mini review “How much are apps worth to you? How about $120? If you want those iPad-exclusive apps and price is no object, then no other small-screen tablet will do”. Expert review site Gizmodo.com said in their review of the Apple iPad Mini five years ago “Having such a hefty price tag without a Retina Display is sorta disappointing” . Pocketables.com mentioned in their review of this tablet “A price that doesn't exactly make i”.

One Apple iPad Mini reviewer who purchased it reckoned that it was not a bargain for the price. Five years ago expert review site Digitalone.com.sg wrote in their Apple iPad Mini review “Small does not mean cheap and it is not a shrunken down iPad ei”.

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Poor Connectivity

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Apple iPad Mini did not have gps. Itproportal.com wrote “I've even heard a few complain about the lack of GPS in the Wi-Fi version.” nonetheless they gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

One customer who reviewed it thought it was not wifi compatible. Gizmodo.com.au mentioned “The 16GB Wi-Fi version isn't as absurdly priced as its brothers in the range”.

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Inferior for Games

One person thought it was not good playing games on. Theverge.com mentioned in their review “Portable gaming has done the heavy lifting when it comes to expanding the reach”.

Not 4G

Most comparable spec tablets that came out around the same time as the iPad Mini are not 4G. The iPad Mini is no exception to this as it too is not 4G.

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Not 3G

The iPad Mini is not 3G. Most of the other tablets of a similar age and spec to the iPad Mini are also not 3G.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of tablets of this age and type is 3.8GB, and the maximum internal memorys range from 0.5GB to 16GB. The iPad Mini has one of the smaller maximum internal memorys (only 0.5 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec tablets of this age.

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Very Short Continuous Video Playback Time

The continuous video playback times of tablets that have been around for around the same time as the iPad Mini range from 2.3h to 10h, and the average continuous video playback time is 7.5h. At only 2.38 hours, the iPad Mini has a fairly short continuous video playback time compared to most of the other tablet computers of this age and spec.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Apple iPad Mini

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this tablet computer was released.

Average Processor Frequency

The iPad Mini has a fairly typical processor frequency (1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a comparable spec and age to the iPad Mini.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 5 megapixels, the iPad Mini has a relatively typical rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other tablet computers that are a comparable age to the iPad Mini.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

The iPad Mini has a pretty typical internal storage capacity (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other tablet computers that were released around the same time as the iPad Mini.

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Two Processor Coress

The iPad Mini has two processor coress. That's average compared to the other 15 A5 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the iPad Mini that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

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Average Display Diagonal

The iPad Mini has a pretty typical display diagonal (7.9 inches) compared to most of the other tablet computers of this spec and age.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Model
Processor Frequency
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Memory
Maximum Internal 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
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Geotagging
Second Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Second Camera
Front Camera
Video Stabilizer
Video Capturing Speed
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording Modes
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
Auto Focus
Main Camera Resolution (numeric)
Built-In Camera
Rear Camera
Audio
Frequency Range
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
4G
3G
2G
AirPlay
Ethernet LAN
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
4G WiMAX
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
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
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Electronic Compass
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS (satellite)
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 Video Playback Time
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
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
Warranty Card
Manual
Other Features
Docking Connector
Volume Control
Wi-Fi
SIM Card Support
Full HD
Total Storage Capacity
Video Playback
MP3 Bit Rates

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Expert Reviews

(243)

Best for portability, the iPad Mini was the second-highest scoring tablet tested. Ousting the iPad in thinness and lightness (even in relation to its screen size), the iPad Mini is the ultimate... Read more…

4 December 2014

Video games are welcome at the table of popular art, alongside movies, music, and television. Home consoles get a lot of attention, but portable gaming has done the heavy lifting when it comes to... Read more…

1 October 2014

With the bump in screen size, the iPhone 6 is now being looked at as an potential alternative to Apple's 7.9-inch iPad mini with Retina Display . Here, we want to make that iPhone 6 vs. iPad mini... Read more…

20 August 2014

Winner: The iPad Mini 2 with Retina display Having won four rounds to the Galaxy Tab S 8.4's three, the iPad Mini 2 with Retina display is the winner of this versus review. Featuring robust...

Apple iPad mini with Retina Display(LTE)LG G Tablet 8.3(Wi-Fi only)Samsung GALAXY Tab S (8.4-inch) [LTE]Winner(s)Reading4:3 aspect ratio perfect for reading books and magazinesEasier to read due...

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User Reviews

(895)
Reviewed 14 March 2014 by Coastflyer
Coastflyer would recommend the Apple iPad Mini (Verified Purchase)

Excellent product! Quickly delivered. iPad was in brand new condition with original box & all accessories. I am very pleased...

Reviewed 22 May 2014 by Cpetewin
Cpetewin would recommend the Apple iPad Mini (Verified Purchase)

The box had greasy finger prints on it when opened the iPad had greasy finger prints on it the screen cover was hard to tell if screen was scratched or just plastic .. Walmart Store was very... Read more…

Reviewed 18 December 2012 by GStrecker
GStrecker would recommend the Apple iPad Mini (Verified Purchase)

Upgraded to an iPad Mini from a first generation iPad. Got all the updated features in a smaller more economical package...

Reviewed 4 August 2014 by Jess1599
Jess1599 would recommend the Apple iPad Mini (Verified Purchase)

I purchased this for my 9 year old and it is perfect for him! Size of product and variety of apps keeps him entertained and always learning...

Reviewed 27 October 2012 by Norm F.
(Verified Purchase)

I am the first to review this board, and I was hesitant to buy it with no existing reviews to base my decision upon. Let me be the first to say - this is a good quality board so far, no unexpected... Read more…

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