Reviewed by M. Ryan Norris (Currently owns)
The iPad mini is simply put, the best iPad that Apple has ever made (at least until they make the larger iPad more like the iPad mini). The design is excellent, very easy to hold, great for gaming, reading, and audio.
The cameras are decent, the Smart Covers work well on it (although I would have preferred a Smart Case, if Apple ever decided on making them for iPad mini), and iOS 6 runs pretty well considering how much (or little) memory the iPad mini has. The battery life is also excellent.
If I had one minor complaint, it would be about the display, not necessarily the resolution, but how difficult it is sometimes to tap a button on the screen. Depending on the kind of application that is in use, some buttons are too small for a finger. A stylus might work a little better for a situation like this, but it is a little bit of a hassle.
Otherwise, the iPad mini would be an excellent choice for someone looking for a great tablet.
- Design 10
- Display 8
- Camera(s) 7
- Speakers 8
- Performance 9
- Software 9
- Battery life 10
- Ecosystem 9
- Dock 8