Apple iPad Mini 2

A Gold Standard in Tablet Computing

Apple’s iPad has become a gold standard in tablet computing.

Gracing the market in multiple configurations — from the iPad Mini 1, 2, and 3 to the iPads 1, 2, 3, and 4 as well as the latest iPad Air 1 and 2 — it has played stiff competitor to Android and Windows tablets alike.

As tablet computers have grown in popularity Apple has managed to attract many to its sleek, elegantly designed iPad. With smooth, graceful lines incorporated into a minimalistic case design, the iPad looks and feels like just what it is — an incredibly advanced tool and significant step forward in tablet computing.

Running Apple’s intuitive iOS and boasting state-of-the-art hardware, these tablets exude versatility — and certainly not at the cost of performance. 

The iPad features USB and headphone ports, great speakers, a camera, and both Bluetooth and Wifi connectivity.

Bottom line, the iPad — in all its iterations — is a versatile performance tablet that oozes style while remaining as ergonomic as any of its competitors.


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Full Technical Specs of this Model

The iPad mini (2nd Gen) devices — including Wi-Fi and cellular capable models (A1490) — are offered in either thin white and silver or black and medium colored gunmetal Space Gray cases. They feature a stunning 7.9″ 2048×1536 (326 ppi) LED-backlit IPS touch-sensitive display, a dual core 1.3 GHz Apple A7 processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB of flash memory storage, although 64 GB and 128 GB options were discontinued October 16, 2014.

Other features include dual cameras — a rear-mounted 5 megapixel iSight camera, 1080p video, a front-mounted 1.2 megapixel FaceTime HD camera, and 720p video. They also sport dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi with MIMO capability, Bluetooth 4.0, and dual microphones and speakers. 

1.3 GHz Apple A7
1 GB 16, 32, 64, 128 GB
USB Lightning, Headphone
Tablet/Slate iPad mini (2nd Gen)
7.9″ Color 2048×1536 (326 ppi)
802.11a/b/g/n (MIMO) 4.0
Wifi Only/LTE/Data + Wifi 5 Megapixels
Lithium Polymer (23.8 Whr) N/A
9-10 Hours N/A
MF066LL/A iPad mini Retina (Wi-Fi + Cellular)
A1490 (EMC 2696) iPad4,5
iOS 7.0.3 Current
Original Price (US): $529-829 (depends on configuration)

 

Rating overview

  • Design
  • Versatility
  • Quality
Total score
Excellent 5

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