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Apple16GB iPad mini with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray)
 
4.8

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Fast (10)
  • Easy to set up (7)
  • Good power output (5)
  • App availablity (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Upgrade (4)
    • Email (3)
    • Entertainment (3)
    • Social networking (3)
    • Web browsing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (4), Budget shopper (3), Quality oriented (3), Social networker (3)
      • Tablet Size:
      • Just right (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (9)
      • 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 (4)

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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                                5.0

                                Perfect

                                By Kamal

                                from Dallas, TX

                                About Me Value Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Replacement

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

                                  Very useful even if you own a iPad

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                                  4.0

                                  I really like it.

                                  By Happy Girl

                                  from Arizona

                                  About Me Value Oriented

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Fast
                                  • Powerful

                                  Cons

                                  • Hard To Set Up

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Enhance Experience

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

                                  So far I am happy with the ipad mini. I am still learning how to use it, but it is very user friendly. I have printed out the manual on-line but it still doesn't give me enough information. So, I am learning how it works, but it is a slow process. I have downloaded a free game and am enjoying it. I have searched the internet and it is very responsive.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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                                  5.0

                                  iPad Mini w/ Retina Display

                                  By Marc

                                  from San Diego, CA

                                  About Me Quality Oriented

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • Pricey

                                  Best Uses

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

                                    Truly great tablet. Syncs up automatically with my iPhone. Great battery life. Very light. Love my iPad, it's also very fast.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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                                    5.0

                                    Perfect Size!!

                                    By Mochi

                                    from Ashburn, VA

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

                                    The iPad Mini is awesome! It's light and the perfect size for reading. I replaced my full size iPad and I am much happier with the Mini. Highly recommended!

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