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Apple16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver)
 
4.7

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Fast (13)
  • Compact (7)
  • Easy to set up (7)
  • Good power output (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Multimedia (4)
    • Upgrade (4)
    • Email (3)
    • Entertainment (3)
    • Mobile communication (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (6), Budget shopper (3), Quality oriented (3), Social networker (3)
      • Tablet Size:
      • Just right (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (12)
      • Tablet Construction:
      • Feels sturdy (3)
      • Usability:
      • Simple enough (3)
      • Media:
      • Easy to download media (3), Easy to use media player (3), Good speaker sound (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Reviewed by 24 customers

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    4.0

    Very good tablet

    By Sheru

    from San Jose, CA

    About Me Multimedia Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Fast
    • Good Compatibility
    • Great Software Bundle

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Multimedia

      Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

      I use this for FaceTime, browsing, movies and gaming. This is a very good tablet i used so far.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Good one!!

      By Gana

      from Monroeville, PA

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Fast
      • Good Compatibility
      • Long Battery Life

      Cons

      • Costly

      Best Uses

      • Education
      • Mobile Communication

      Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

      Wonderful product!!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      iPad mini 2 w/ retina travels well.

      By GaryKS

      from NYC

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adequate Storage
      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Fast

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business Use
        • Mobile Communication
        • Multimedia

        Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

        It's light weight, small form factor and high effectiveness on or off line make it a great tablet at home, but an even great table for the road. Slips into my wife's purse just as easily as into my back back. We're able to stay connected on the road and do just about anything we can do at home like banking, emailing, texting, facetime, excel, word, games, etc. Connecting to the cloud gives us additional data storage & retrieval and the power of 1000's of inexpensive, uesful apps. Could it be a little cheaper...? sure! But with Apple engineering you pay for quality and style and this iPad mini 2 has both. In short... you can't go wrong.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        So Great

        By Sue

        from Ada mi.

        Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray):

        Bought them for our grandsons 10th Birthday. Best present ever! The twins loved them.

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        5.0

        MY MINI PAD

        By none

        from Stroudsburg, PA

        About Me Technically Challenged

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Fast
        • Good Compatibility

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

            I LOVE MY Apple mini pad. B& H TOOK CARE OF EVERYTHING. I paid for it the ins.It ia easy to use, I have 16GB.WITH RETINA display It is 7.5 mm thin.weighs less 1 pound. B & H price was much less then @

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Good things in small packages

            By Not an Apple guy (previously)

            from Wheaton, IL

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adequate Storage
            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Long Battery Life

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Business Use
              • Multimedia

              Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray):

              Less bulky to carry around than a full size tablet. Handy for doing work on the go.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              NO SURPRISES, USUAL APPLE QUALITY

              By RICH MUG

              from RVC.NY

              About Me Business Professional, Parent, Social Networker, Technically Challenged

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • App Availablity
              • Easy To Customize
              • Operating System
              • Screen

              Cons

              • Battery Life
              • Web Browsing

              Best Uses

              • Camera
              • Email
              • Entertainment
              • Social Networking
              • Web Browsing

              Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray):

              Nice product like the old ones. The Retina Display really does make a difference. Another good job by Apple. Just wisah the battery lasted longer, which has been a problem with previous models.

              • Tablet Size:
              • Just Right
              • Tablet Construction:
              • Feels Sturdy
              • Usability:
              • Complicated, Intuitive
              • Media:
              • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, Good Speaker Sound

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              5.0

              Very good mobile device on the road

              By rLAu

              from Los Angeles

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • App Availablity
              • Easy To Customize
              • Operating System
              • Screen

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

                  I think lots of people know iPAD and iPAD mini. No need to say its functions. I just like the size of this iPAD mini that I can easily carry it around. Pretty easy to use. Battery life is reasonable. I think iPAD has longer battery life than the mini. However, charging time is pretty quick. Camera is not so good comparing with Samsung Galaxy Note Series. The photo has no way to upload to Dropbox.

                  • Tablet Size:
                  • Just Right
                  • Usability:
                  • Simple Enough

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                  5.0

                  Great product!! Worth the investment.

                  By 310Media Studios

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Business Professional, Social Networker, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • App Availablity
                  • Battery Life
                  • Easy To Customize
                  • Operating System
                  • Screen
                  • Web Browsing
                  • WiFi

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Camera
                    • Email
                    • Entertainment
                    • Games
                    • Out-of-office Productivity
                    • Social Networking
                    • Web Browsing

                    Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray):

                    Great size!!! No working problems. Retina display is amazing. Perfect way to show my design/photography portfolio to clients.

                    • Tablet Size:
                    • Just Right
                    • Tablet Construction:
                    • Feels Sturdy
                    • Usability:
                    • Intuitive, Simple Enough
                    • Media:
                    • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, Fast Streaming Media, Games, Good Speaker Sound

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                    5.0

                    Great price and service

                    By Satisfied Return Customer

                    from Nebraska

                    Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

                    Reliable and professional service. As good of price as you will find. Mini was exactly as listed.

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                    5.0

                    Great Sized Tablet

                    By wallybee43

                    from Weslaco, TX

                    About Me Grandparent, Social Networker, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • App Availablity
                    • Battery Life
                    • Easy To Customize
                    • Great Smaller Size
                    • Operating System
                    • Screen
                    • Web Browsing
                    • WiFi

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Email
                      • Entertainment
                      • Social Networking
                      • Web Browsing

                      Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

                      I purchased the iPad as a Valentines gift for my wife. She has an aversion to all things 'computer' but she is picking it up really fast and liking it. She loves the smaller size and lighter weight over my iPad 3rd Gen. I was only going to get her an iPad mini but with B&H's reduced Valentine's pricing on the Retina mini there was no question about which unit to get. The display is amazing and with the much faster processor who could ask for anything more. We did have some problems syncing this iPad with my MacBook Pro running Mavericks, but time spent on the phone with customer service got everything going just right.
                      I paired this up with the Apple Smart mini case and a Targus mini stylus.
                      Just great!

                      • Tablet Size:
                      • Just Right
                      • Tablet Construction:
                      • Feels Sturdy, Superb Fit And Finish
                      • Usability:
                      • Easy To Carry Around, Light Weight, Simple Enough
                      • Media:
                      • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player, Fast Streaming Media, Good Speaker Sound

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                      5.0

                      Love this iPad!

                      By Mark

                      from Frisco, Texas

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adequate Storage
                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast
                      • Long Battery Life

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Mobile Communication
                        • Multimedia
                        • Organization
                        • Personal Use

                        Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray):

                        I've been very impressed with how fast this iPad is and just how sharp the screen is. The pixel density is incredible. I didn't think I would use this all that much since I also have an iPhone, but I find myself using it when I ordinarily would have gotten out the laptop. If you're debating between the original mini and the mini with the retina screen, my advice is to spend the extra $100 and get the retina version. It's much faster and the screen resolution is twice as high, which is very noticeable.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        awesome product

                        By alfred

                        from orange CA

                        Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

                        Perfect for my wife she loves it a great tool for her as a teacher

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                        5.0

                        Great tablet

                        By roosterjk66

                        from Johnson City, TN

                        About Me Avid Gamer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Adequate Storage
                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast
                        • Good Compatibility
                        • Great Software Bundle
                        • Long Battery Life

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray):

                            The tablet is great. I only use it as a consumption device so web surfing, playing games, and watching videos. Coming from the original ipad I was floored by all the speed and video detail.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Amazing.. and nothing special

                            By Ryan

                            from NYC

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast

                            Cons

                            • Overpriced

                            Best Uses

                            • Productivity
                            • Wasting Time

                            Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

                            You know what you're getting.. it's an Apple product. Beautiful, highly functional and overpriced. If you're torn between this and the previous generation (non-retina) iPad mini, buy this one! It's not much more $$ and it's a far superior device (not just the screen). However, if you're torn between this and say and a Kindle Fire HD.. I'd recommend going Kindle. It's not as sophisticated as this, but it seems (to me) to be a far better bang for your buck.

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                            5.0

                            smaller is better

                            By nickster

                            from new york, ny

                            About Me Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Low Power Consumption
                            • Quality Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

                                Although much smaller than the regular IPAD, this new mini has great graphics and can almost fit in your pocket. My son uses it for gaming, reading, homework and everything else he can think of. He prefers to watch movies and TV on a larger screen

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

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                                4.0

                                Everything I expected!

                                By J

                                from San Diego

                                Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray):

                                The screen is amazingly sharp, and if you only use it for surfing the web and some light gaming, the battery life is excellent. Occasionally it's a little buggy with the orientation sensor, but otherwise no issues at all!

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                                5.0

                                ipad mini nice

                                By fatboy

                                from San Francisco

                                About Me Value Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fast
                                • Powerful

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Enhance Experience
                                  • Replacement
                                  • Upgrade

                                  Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray):

                                  great for reading, quick research

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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                                  4.0

                                  Good

                                  By yojamey

                                  from Santa Barbara CA

                                  About Me Quality Oriented

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fast

                                  Cons

                                  • Pricey

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray):

                                    I was in the market for a tablet and considered the full sized iPad and some friends who have the iPad mini and full size iPad recommended starting off with the mini. I like the form and function

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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                                    5.0

                                    Sharp Picture and Easy to use

                                    By JJ the Reader

                                    from New York, NY

                                    About Me Quality Oriented

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Fast
                                    • Powerful

                                    Cons

                                    • No Autosleep When Covered

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Upgrade

                                    Comments about 16GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

                                    No surprises in this product. It does exactly what you expect and works great. It's fast and bright. The retina display is no joke, it's quite a pleasure to read small text on it. The only drawback I can think of at the moment is that Apple seems to have removed the auto-sleep/auto-wake function?? I use a 3rd party case, and when I close the cover, the ipad doesn't auto sleep (whereas it does to on the old iPad2). Some quick googling revealed that this feature is only activated when using the apple smart cover. Correct me if I'm wrong, but for now, I believe it.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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