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Apple iPad Mini (2019)

Apple iPad Mini (2019)

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Apple iPad Mini 2019 Review: Owning its niche

Apple iPad Mini 2019 Review: Owning its niche

Posted   03.27.19
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85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

It took Apple three years to update the iPad mini, and the improvements here mean the wait was mostly worth it. This time, Apple gave its small tablet the same performance as its flagship iPhone XS, an improved screen, and support for its Apple Pencil. That makes for a definitively modern iPad experience, but the mini’s dated design makes the tablet feel a little older than it should. And beyond that, Apple hasn’t broken any new ground here; everything good about the new mini has appeared in the company’s other products before. All told, this is the best small tablet you can buy right now. It’s just a little light on the thrills.

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Pros
  • Plenty of power
  • Solid battery life
  • Improved display
  • Finally has Apple Pencil support
Cons
  • This design was dated even the last time around
  • Unexciting cameras
  • Comes with a slow 12W charger

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Specs

Key Specs

Operating system
IOS
Screen size
7.9
Storage type
Internal storage
Camera (integrated)
Yes
Operating system
Screen size
Storage type
Camera (integrated)
IOS
7.9
Internal storage
Yes

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85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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85
 

User Reviews

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brenda
The best iPad mini ever. Very fast to set up and load. Sharp and crisp picture....read more
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