Excerpt: The second-generation iPad mini has been on the market for six months now, and several of us on the Gotta Be Mobile team have been playing around with the new slate since its launch back in November.
Conclusion: 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.
Pros: Finally, a small form-factor iPad with Retina display! Unmatched build quality. Fast A7 processor for a first-class experience.
Cons: Display is slightly less bright than the iPad Air. Colors look washed out when compared to iPad Air and iPhone 5s/5c.
Conclusion: Other models with high-resolution displays, running Android or Windows 8.1, may cost less, but no other tablet in this size class today delivers the same mix of performance and robust ecosystem that the iPad Mini with Retina Display does.
Pros: Compact, lightweight design, Brilliant, sharp display with high pixel density, Strong battery life
Cons: Display, like on previous-gen iPads, is glare-prone, Thin-sounding audio, Less-than-ideal speaker positioning
Apple iPad Mini with Retina display Review: In Depth
23 January 2014
Excerpt: When we first clutched last year’s Apple iPad Mini , we were instantly sold. The compact and featherlight body was a dream compared with the 4th-generation iPad ’s bulky, heavy build, making it friendly on our puny biceps.
Pros: Beautifully crisp and responsive screen, Impressive performance, Still comfortably slim and light
Conclusion: The iPad Mini 2 is our favorite tablet of 2013. With a powerful 64-bit A7 processor and a high-resolution ‘Retina’ screen, it finishes the job that Apple started with the first iPad Mini started.
Summary: Nov 25 2013 - The iPad Mini with Retina display is such a huge improvement over the original that it is hard to use the new one and even consider looking at the older one. In essence, Apple has taken all the things they did with the iPad Air and then offered them in the smaller tablet and with a...
Summary: The iPad Mini with Retina display is essentially the same iPad Mini we used to know and love. It’s just faster and better. The improvements are exactly where we wanted them. Our only complaint is that Apple priced it way higher than we expected (almost 20-25% from the previous version) putting it in...