Apple iPad Mini

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 original iPad mini models (1st Gen) feature a beautiful 7.9″ 1024×768 (163 ppi) LED-backlit IPS touch-sensitive display, a dual core 1 GHz Apple A5 processor, 512 MB of RAM, and 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB of flash memory storage. They also sport dual cameras — a rear-mounted 5 megapixel iSight camera, 1080p video and a front-mounted 1.2 megapixel FaceTime HD camera, and 720p video. They also have dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and stereo speakers.

1.4 GHz Apple A5
512 MB 16, 32, 64 GB
USB Lightning, Headphone
Tablet/Slate iPad mini
7.9″ Color 1024×768 (163 ppi)
802.11a/b/g/n 4.0
Wifi Only/4G LTE/Data + Wifi 5 Megapixels
Lithium Polymer (16.3 Whr) N/A
9-10 Hours N/A
MD540LL/A iPad mini (Wi-Fi + Cellular MM)
A1455 (EMC 2609) iPad2,7
iOS 6 Current
Original Price (US): $459-659 (depends on configuration)

 

Rating overview

  • Design
  • Versatility
  • Quality
Total score
Excellent 5

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