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Apple32GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver)
 
4.9

(based on 28 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Bright (5)
  • Easy to set up (5)
  • Good power output (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Email (5)
    • Upgrade (5)
    • Color photos (4)
    • Web browsing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (7), Frequent user (5), Heavy duty user (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (12)
      • Tablet Construction:
      • Feels sturdy (3)
      • Usability:
      • Simple enough (3)

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    5.0

    Great camera accessory

    By Bmwpr

    from Suffolk, VA

    Comments about 32GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray):

    Use it for display pictures to future clients. Perfect size, not too big not too small.

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    5.0

    Amazing Product

    By David

    from Winston Salem NC

    About Me Heavy Duty User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Bright
    • Doesn't Jam
    • Sharp Tones & Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about 32GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray):

        Very nice screen, fast

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Great Size

        By Elizabeth

        from Philadelphia, PA

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Email
            • Games
            • Ibooks

            Comments about 32GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray):

            I bought this to replace my 1st generation iPad. I love the smaller size of the mini. It's great for reading, email, Facebook, etc. I don't miss the larger sized screen at all.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            Fantastic Tablet!

            By Alex

            from Kuna, Idaho

            Comments about 32GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray):

            I had a nexus 7 which was limping, lagging, and even had a dead pixel. I did like it very much but this tablet is a huge step up for me! The display size is perfect, not too big and not too small. I love the iOS 8 experience a lot more than the Android OS. Though the colors could be a bit better, and they should add another speaker, I would still highly recommend it!

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            5.0

            Excellent tool

            By tokounou

            from New york city

            About Me Frequent User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Bright
            • Doesn't Jam
            • Durable
            • Good Value
            • Sharp Tones & Colors

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Color Photos

              Comments about 32GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

              Great for photos, emails and writing notes. Crisp and fast.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              I Pad mini retina review

              By Grietje

              from Redlands

              Comments about 32GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

              I bought this I pad as an upgrade for the Ipad mini 1.
              This is a huge hardware upgrade. Much better processor, Retina screen.
              It is like an Ipad mini 3 without the fingerprint scanner.
              I found it not worth spending the extra money on the Ipad mini 3.

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              5.0

              Works perfectly.

              By al

              from sf

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about 32GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

              Great service, fast delivery. Product works exactly as you expect.

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              5.0

              Perfect

              By Justicia11

              from Iowa

              Comments about 32GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

              Love the product. It looks crisp and beautiful. Customer service was wonderful and extremely helpful.

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              5.0

              Easy to use

              By vandes

              from SC

              About Me Frequent User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Bright
              • Durable
              • Sharp Tones & Colors

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Color Photos

                Comments about 32GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray):

                This is my second iPad mini - the first was stolen a few months after I bought it.I do not use it for gaming, watching movies, music or email, for the most part, but I have a library on it - with both books and magazines - very easy to read, light, and portable. And since I have a Macbook and iPhone, very familiar.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                ipad mini with retina display

                By Craig K

                from Lincolnwood IL

                About Me Heavy Duty User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Bright
                • Professional Weight
                • Sharp Tones & Colors

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Black & White documents
                  • Color Photos
                  • Graphics & Charts
                  • Professional Documents

                  Comments about 32GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

                  Small enough to fit anywhare.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  Best I Pad

                  By Alfred

                  from Orange County CA

                  About Me Heavy Duty User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Professional Documents

                      Comments about 32GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

                      Customer service is great, Apple products are the best.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Apple does it again

                      By Hiker

                      from Portland, TN.

                      About Me Frequent User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Bright
                      • Doesn't Jam
                      • Professional Weight
                      • Retina Screen Isnrp
                      • Retina Screen Is Sharp
                      • Sharp Tones & Colors

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Color Photos
                      • Inter Netreading Booksp
                      • Inter Net Viewingreaig

                      Comments about 32GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

                      I bought this for a trip to Alaska, to put photos on it.
                      I also downloaded a editing app so I can edit my photos.
                      It works great. Easer to carry than a laptop.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Love my Ipad

                      By Jazmin G.

                      from Winnetka, Ca

                      About Me Frequent User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Good Value

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about 32GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray):

                          I just love my new IPad mini. I had an IPad 2 so this is an upgrade for me. The size is just right because I can take it anywhere I want!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          Simply Amazing

                          By Michigan Fan

                          from Louisville, KY

                          About Me Business Professional, Parent, Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Out-of-office Productivity
                            • Social Networking
                            • Web Browsing

                            Comments about 32GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

                            Perfect in every way! I love the size in comparison to my full size iPad!

                            • Tablet Size:
                            • Just Right
                            • Tablet Construction:
                            • Feels Sturdy
                            • Usability:
                            • Simple Enough
                            • Media:
                            • Easy To Download Media

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                            5.0

                            Mini iPad

                            By PGE

                            from NJ

                            About Me Business Professional, Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • App Availablity
                            • Easy To Customize
                            • Screen

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Email
                              • Out-of-office Productivity
                              • Web Browsing

                              Comments about 32GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray):

                              No problems with the iPad, which was to be expected, but just a nod to the easy ordering and competent and courteous sales rep.

                              Always a pleasure to deal with B&H, and as as a professional photographer, I have been dealing with them for decades.

                              • Tablet Size:
                              • Just Right
                              • Tablet Construction:
                              • Feels Sturdy
                              • Usability:
                              • Simple Enough
                              • Media:
                              • Easy To Download Media, Easy To Use Media Player

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                              5.0

                              Nice size to hold for reading.

                              By tdb

                              from Spokane WA

                              About Me Parent

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • App Availablity
                              • Screen
                              • Web Browsing
                              • WiFi

                              Cons

                              • Difficult To Customize

                              Best Uses

                              • Email
                              • Entertainment
                              • Web Browsing

                              Comments about 32GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray):

                              The perfect gift for ease of use.

                              • Tablet Size:
                              • Compact
                              • Tablet Construction:
                              • Feels Sturdy
                              • Usability:
                              • Simple Enough
                              • Media:
                              • Easy To Use Media Player

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                              5.0

                              great tablet

                              By ugcbbyguy

                              from minneapolis

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast
                              • Screen size

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Email
                                • Emaiol
                                • Movie

                                Comments about 32GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray):

                                fantastic piece of technology to take with you on the go anywhere you like.

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                                5.0

                                Apple's New iPad Mini

                                By David Pogue

                                from Yahoo

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about 32GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

                                Apple's New iPad MiniDavid PogueNov 22, 2013Also See:THE POGUE REVIEWREVIEWSYou know about "tl;dr," don't you? It's Internet shorthand for "too long; didn't read."In the old days, you'd say that about a comment you found too wordy. These days, you might add it to the end of your own comment to preface a one-line summary. Example: "tl;dr: Three architecturally challenged pigs have a run-in with an aggressive wolf."So here's my tl;dr summary of the new iPad Mini: It's fantastic. It's the tablet I'd buy right now.(If I could, that is. It's sold out everywhere.)imageNow, the new iPad Mini isn't the same concept as the original Mini at all. When the first iPad Mini debuted alongside the fourth-generation iPad, the Mini felt cheaper, ran slower, and was cursed with a duller display than the full-size iPad.Apple's second Mini, however, is almost identical to the new iPad Air. Same processor, same guts, same jacks, same front and back cameras. Same features, same battery life (10 hours, truly), same improved WiFi range and signal strength. Same gorgeous glass-and-metal construction, same caressable curved back edges, same color choice (white front/silver back, or black front/gray back). imageAnd then the big story: Same screen.Oh, it's smaller, all right: 7.9 inches diagonal instead of the iPad Air's 9.7. But it's exactly the same number of pixels, smaller and packed in closer together. Same image, slightly smaller and crisper. As you'd guess, as a result, the new Mini screen is incredibly sharp: text, graphics, apps, photos. Everything looks so sharp, you could cut Ginsu knives with it.What's ingenious about that Apple move (adopting a compact version of the same exact screen) is what it does for apps—which, you could argue, is the reason you buy a tablet in the first place. All 475,000 iPad apps run identically on the full-size iPad and the Mini. No software company has to come up with different versions. No layout changes, as you'd see on other tablet types (cough *Android* cough).imageIn any gadget, you want a bigger screen when you're using it, but a smaller one when you have to carry it—and the Mini's smaller size makes it a candidate for a purse or coat pocket.The only times you'll wish for the magnified image of a full-size tablet: when you're watching a video, and occasionally when an app's controls seem a little smaller than usual.To me, the Mini's carryability advantage easily outweighs those circumstances. (Besides: When the tablet is 16 inches from your face, the movie you're watching fills enough of your field of view. When you're home, [$] buys you an Apple TV that puts the iPad's audio and video on a big-screen TV, wirelessly.)Apple says that itty-bitty pixels require greater brightness to look good, and that drains the battery faster. To keep the Mini at 10 hours of juice, Apple had to give it a bigger battery, which makes it 7 percent heavier and slightly thicker than the original Mini (by three tenths of a millimeter, for you caliper-wielding types). You'd notice it, but only if you were holding the original Mini in your other hand for comparison.imageThat's not the only Mini drawback. The new Mini, like the iPad Air, has mediocre cameras and no flash. The stereo speakers are so close to each other (at the bottom of the iPad), you don't get any stereo separation at all. It's basically very clear mono.And of course, we have to talk about the elephant in the checking account: The new Mini is actually more expensive than the original one—it's now [$] instead of [$]. That's a weird step in electronics, where things usually get less expensive over time. It's even weird for Apple, which traditionally keeps the price the same from model to model but improves the features.The Mini costs at least [$] more if you want more storage, and another [$] if you want the version that can get online anywhere using the cellphone network. (Tip: If that's the one you want, for heaven's sake get it from T-Mobile. You'll get 200 megabytes a month of free Internet service forever, which might be enough for chats, email, and occasional Web checks when you're out of WiFi range. With Verizon, for example, the least expensive cellular plan is [$] a month.)Those prices are risky in an age when other tablets' prices keep falling. Google's Nexus 7, for example, has a similarly amazing screen and great battery life—and it costs only [$].imageThen again, the Nexus's body is made of plastic, and its screen is about one-third smaller than the Mini's. The screen is wider and shorter than the Mini's—a better fit for movies (the Mini shows black letterbox bars), but a slightly goofy shape when upright (in portrait orientation).Above all, the apps for Android tablets aren't anywhere near as good, or as plentiful, as iPad apps. In phones, the Android app selection has caught up—but not in tablets.So there you have it. The new iPad Mini is gorgeous. It's super fast, it makes available the world's best library of tablet apps and accessories, and its screen is the sharpest any iPad has ever had.And it's pricey.tl;dr: Apple is still Apple, pursuing polish and perfection, no matter the cost.

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                                5.0

                                Wow!

                                By Retireandgo

                                from Seattle and everywhere else

                                Comments about 32GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Silver):

                                OK, my wife got one last year and has been glued to the thing! So this year, with the new Retina display, I jumped on board. I find myself using it for everything except loading photos that I've taken while traveling. For that I still use the MacBook Air. Why Apple? Aside from the fact that I own the stock, I find the syncing among products quite useful.

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                                5.0

                                The best image possible

                                By fantastikwax

                                from Los Angeles

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fast

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Enhance Experience

                                  Comments about 32GB iPad mini 2 with Retina Display (Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray):

                                  This is the best iPad i have owned. It is an amazing size and weight and really easy to carry around. It is definitely a winner. I sold my iPad 2 because it was just too heavy and cumbersome to tote around. I really like the form factor and the retina scene is so clear!

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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