Summary: Many of you screamed for an iPad mini with a Retina display, and now Apple has delivered. It’s an improvement on last year’s iPad mini in every way possible, but we can’t help but think it’s still a little on the pricey side.
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.
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...
Summary: 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. Or is it…?
Pros: Bright, high-contrast display, Good touchscreen, Lightning-fast SoC, Excellent battery life, First class manufacturing, Good browser performance, Great speakers..., Such a high resolution display is unique in a device of this size, and subjectively it's a very attractive feature.
Cons: ...that are poorly positioned, No current data transfer standards, Limited color space coverage, Poor color accuracy, Somewhat heavier and thicker than its predecessor, Expensive, A larger array of connections, Flash support and expandable storage.
Summary: There's no doubt that this is one of the very best mid-range tablets available. Is it the best? Probably. It's really just a smaller version of the wonderful iPad Air and it outperforms Samsung's Galaxy Tab range and also the Google Nexus 7 .
Excerpt: Each and every year, Apple refreshes their tablet line-up with new hardware and new features. The full sized iPad got faster, lighter, slimmer and even received a new name ( iPad Air ), while the second-generation mini is more impressive than ever, thanks to a major update.
Excerpt: The Good - Superb build quality and design - Cutting-edge processor and graphics performance - iOS 7 a beautiful and powerful complement to hardware - Outstanding built-in and free iWork, iLife apps - Retina display most pixel dense iPad display yet The Bad - Relatively high up-front price -...
Pros: - Superb build quality and design - Cutting-edge processor and graphics performance - iOS 7 a beautiful and powerful complement to hardware - Outstanding built-in and free iWork, iLife apps - Retina display most pixel dense iPad display yet
Cons: - Relatively high up-front price - Slightly thicker and heavier than non-Retina model - Retina display outclassed by iPad Air Retina display - No Wi-Fi 802.11ac support