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Apple iPad mini 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 687 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the size and touch screen are overall positive. The screen and portability also get good reviews. The storage and reliability get mixed comments, and there are some critical comments about the features and price.

usability, portability, screen, touch screen, size

price, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Apple iPad mini 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Apple iPad mini 2


alaTest has collected and analysed 239 user reviews of Apple iPad mini 2 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Tablet Computers on

screen, usability, portability, design, price


97% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple 7.9-inch iPad Mini Retina (Space Grey) - (ARM 1.3GHz, 1GB RAM, 16GB Storage, Wi-Fi, iOS 7.0.4)Apple iPad Mini With Retina Display Wi-Fi 32GB - SilverApple iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi - Tablet - 16 GB - 7.9" IPS ( 2048 x 1536 ) - rear camera + front camera - Wi-Fi, Bluetooth - silver(ME279B/

Consumer review by: review summary for Apple iPad mini 2


alaTest has collected and analyzed 213 user reviews of Apple iPad mini 2 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Tablets on

screen, usability, portability, design, price

reliability, features

94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPad mini with Retina Display ME280LL/A 7.9-Inch 32 GB TabletApple iPad mini with Retina Display ME278LL/A 7.9-Inch 64 GB TabletApple ME276 16GB iPad Mini w/ Retina Display - Space Gray

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iPad mini with Retina Display Review


Over the past year, if you asked iPad mini owners what one thing they'd change about the device, odds were good that they'd respond with “add a Retina display.” Well, they obviously weren't unheard, as the second generation of Apple's scaled-down (in...

Finally, a small form-factor iPad with Retina display! Unmatched build quality. Fast A7 processor for a first-class experience

Display is slightly less bright than the iPad Air. Colors look washed out when compared to iPad Air and iPhone 5s/5c

While its display isn’t quite as vibrant as the iPad Air’s, the second-generation iPad mini is still a fantastic device packing blistering processing speed and a gorgeous screen in one petite, flawlessly designed package.


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Review Apple iPad Mini Retina Tablet


Small device, giant resolution. The new version of the little iPad now has a Retina display, but it is also thicker than its predecessor. Apple also bestowed their 64-bit A7 processor on the little tyke, so it is on equal footing with its big brother....

Bright, high-contrast display; Good touchscreen; Lightning-fast SoC; Excellent battery life; First class manufacturing; Good browser performance; Great speakers

that are poorly positioned; No current data transfer standards; Limited color space coverage; Poor color accuracy; Somewhat heavier and thicker than its predecessor; Expensive

The competition is currently mostly Android devices: Google Nexus 7, Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, Bullman Tab 8 AQQI and the Windows tablet Acer Iconia W3.

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Apple iPad mini 2 review: Moving up the ranks


The iPad mini with Retina screen is everything the little tablet deserved to be - a more compact equal of the bigger iPad with no compromises made. And unfortunately, it's just one thing short of what we all thought a compact tablet should be - cheap....

7.9" LED-backlit IPS LCD touchscreen, 1536 x 2048 pixels, ~ 324 ppi, oleophobic coating ; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity with MIMO dual antennas ; Optional 2G/3G GSM, CDMA, LTE connectivity (data only, separate models) ; Optional GPS with A-GPS...

Expensive for a compact tablet ; Non expandable memory, extra storage is largely overpriced ; Tied into iTunes for uploading most of the content ; No standard USB port ; No GPS receiver in the Wi-Fi-only version

Ever since we saw the original Apple iPad mini, we've been hoping for a Retina screen for this wonderful compact tablet. Now that it has it, it's everything we expected it to be. A high-quality screen with immaculate sharpness makes a world of...

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Apple iPad mini with Retina Display: Reviewed


And this is why I don't like making predictions.

When I concluded our iPad Air review I assumed the iPad mini with Retina Display was a true no-compromise, smaller alternative to the iPad Air. In many senses that’s true. Wireless connectivity is identical between the models, battery life is pretty...

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iPad mini with Retina display review: as good as the Air, just smaller


Last year Apple introduced the iPad mini, a second size option for its tablet lineup. In addition to being, well, miniature, it featured a beautiful

Stunning display ; Solid performance ; Long battery life

No Touch ID ; Relatively expensive

The iPad mini matches the full-sized iPad Air in display quality, design and performance. Just be prepared to pay more than you would have for last year's model.

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Apple iPad Mini 2 review


The iPad Mini is a year old, but it spent its first year wearing a crown. Almost instantly, it went from becoming the iPad Mini to becoming the iPad everyone wants to have. There's a reason for that, too: It's the best iPad. The only problem with it...

Adds a high-res Retina screen ; Thin, light, and comfortable to hold ; Powerful 64-bit processor ; New Wi-Fi antennas are fast ; iOS 7 runs smooth ; Battery life is still 10 hours

Camera quality has not improved ; A hair thicker and heavier than iPad Mini ; 400 price tag is steep for a compact tablet ; No fingerprint sensor ; Some users complain about iOS 7’s new look

The second iPad Mini is our favorite tablet of 2013, and the current tablet to beat. We wish it cost less than $400.

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Small Grows Up


This is the iPad mini you've been waiting for.

Gorgeous 2048 x 1536 pixel display. 10-plus hour battery life will more than serve your cross-country plane flight, or close to a week of casual daily use. A7 processor (with M7 co-processor) offers more power than you may ever need on a 7-inch tablet....

Pricey — similar sized and specced tablets go for closer to $200. Stereo speakers both located on one end of the device. Would be nice if it had TouchID like the iPhone 5s, but with the problems cropping up related to that feature lately, we’re...

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iPad mini Retina Display review – the holy grail of tablets


It's the iPad mini we've been waiting for: Apple's smaller tablet that, thanks to a Retina display and brand new A7 processor, now punches above its size and makes a legitimate alternative not only for compact-screen Android and Windows rivals, but...

That confidence seems prescient. With specifications taken care of, we’ve already seen a divide forming between those opting for the Air and those who prefer the pocket powerhouse of the mini. Our own leaning is toward the iPad mini with Retina...

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iPad mini with Retina display review


Every inch an iPad.

Gorgeous display ; Great battery life ; Hugely improved performance ; Unbeatable ecosystem

iOS 7 has problems ; Expensive for a small tablet ; I miss the black color

The one you really wanted

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Apple iPad mini With Retina Display


The new iPad mini has a super-sharp Retina display and packs all of the power of the iPad Air into a more portable package.

Beautifully built. Fast. Sharp screen. Excellent app options. Cellular version works on all carriers

Expensive. Not as easy to hold with a single hand as narrower small-screen tablets

The new Apple iPad mini With Retina display ($399 to $829) is just a shrunken iPad Air. It's so similar to Apple's flagship tablet that your decision will pretty much be completely based on size and price. Like the Air, this is one of the slimmest and...

Product Specifications

Built-in Camera:Double Camera


Embedded 3G/4G:4G / No
Fingerprint Reader: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in / No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Keyboard: No
Phone Function: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes


Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display Technology:Retina
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Number of Displays:1
Touchscreen:Multi Touch

General Features

Convertible: No
Operating System:Apple
Operating System Version:IOS 7


GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic


Processor:A7 APPLE
Processor Brand:Apple