86
Engadget
Score
86

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

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iPad mini review

Summary

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
iPad mini review

The iPad mini has been rumored for nearly as long as the original iPad has existed, but it wasn't clear early on how many of those rumors were based on fact and how many were based on hope. Hope, that was, for a smaller, more portable tablet that would bring access to all the Apple ecosystem had to offer, in a package you could easily hold in one hand. Specifically, a package more affordable than the 10-incher.

That's this, the 7.9-inch, $329 iPad mini that sports a screen with the same resolution as the iPad 2 -- only smaller. As we put this one through its paces it quickly became clear that this is far more than a cheaper, smaller iPad. This is a thinner, lighter device that deserves independent consideration. In many ways, it's actually better than the 10-inch slate from which it was born. But is it better for you? Join us after the break as we find out.

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Scores

Engadget

86
 

Breakdown

Portability (size / weight)
8.8
Display
7.3
Storage capacity
7.7
Design and form factor
9.0
Durability
8.4
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Specs

iPad

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
iOS
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage
Maximum battery life
Up to10 hour
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Specs

iPad

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
iOS
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage
Maximum battery life
Up to10 hour
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