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Apple iPad mini 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2006 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the touch screen and responsiveness. The screen and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the features and value for money. There are some mixed reviews about the storage and reliability.

usability, portability, screen, responsiveness, touch screen

value for money, 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 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 2006 reviews)

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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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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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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: 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

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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

Part middle-ground, part no-compromise

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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...

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Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display

 

The iPad mini with Retina Display boasts the sharpest screen in its class, a powerful A7 chip and epic battery life -- plus the best app selection -- all in a compact and elegant design.

Sharpest screen in a small tablet; Fast A7 processor; Better FaceTime HD camera in low light; Vast array of high-quality apps; Superb battery life; Welcome iOS 7 improvements

Lacks Touch ID; Colors not as saturated as on iPad Air; Pricier than most small tablets

The iPad mini with Retina Display is simultaneously a splurge compared with 7-inch Android tablets and one heck of a value in the context of Apple's own tablet lineup. For $100 less than the full-size iPad Air, you get the same sharp screen resolution...

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iPad Mini (with Retina Display)

 

It's amazing to think that, just a year ago, the iPad Mini was positioned as a smaller “budget” iPad without as much power as the 9.7-inch version. Now it's a powerhouse and a top-end tablet. I said, a year ago , I didn't know who the iPad Mini was...

The iPad Mini with Retina Display adds an excellent high-resolution display that rivals the iPad Air's, a far faster A7 processor, and tops it off with improved Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity, with battery life that's as good or better than in last year's...

A starting price of $399 places it well above the small-tablet competition, and adding more storage or LTE makes it even more expensive. It lacks the innovative Touch ID fingerprint sensor that the iPhone 5S sports.

The new iPad Mini somehow shrinks down the iPad Air into an even more compact package, sacrificing nearly nothing. It's more expensive than before, but it's also the perfect smaller tablet.