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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.

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).

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

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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

Reviews

87
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 29
88
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 117
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Specs

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
IOS
Screen size
7.922
Storage type
Internal storage
Camera (integrated)
Yes
Maximum battery life
Up to 1020

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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.

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).

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
TimoSpringer
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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