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86
Engadget
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
86

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

The iPad mini isn't just an Apple tablet made to a budget. This isn't just a shrunken-down iPad. This is, in many ways, Apple's best tablet yet

Pros
  • Beautiful, thin and light design
  • Stellar battery life
  • Bright, clear display
  • Sturdy construction
Cons
  • Too wide for some
  • Pricier than many 7-inch alternatives
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Scores

Engadget

86
 

User Reviews

100
xempire
The iPad mini is everything you expect it to be, Features, ease of use and form...read more
100
Timo Springer
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
100
uncleho
Such a great device! I love how thin and light it is, and I love how easy it...read more
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87
Average Critic Score

Portability (size / weight)

88
 

Display

73
 

Storage capacity

77
 

Design and form factor

90
 

Durability

84
 

Ease of use

80
 

Features

86
 

Battery life

90
 

How It Stacks Up

82

Engadget

82
 

Critic

88
 

User

83
 

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82

Engadget

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Critic

80
 

User

90
 
74

Engadget

74
 

Critic

74
 

User

81
 
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How It Stacks Up

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