iPad Mini Reviews Roundup: What Top Websites Are Saying

iPad Mini reviews have hit top tech review websites last week. We did some research and summarised their comments and videos in this article. We have also include some unboxing videos at the end of the article since the iPad Mini has already hit the retail stores in 34 countries around the world. You might also be interested to read about our other iPad Mini related articles below:

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Engadget

This 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, an incredibly thin, remarkably light, obviously well-constructed device that offers phenomenal battery life. No, the performance doesn’t match Apple’s latest and yes, that display is a little lacking in resolution, but nothing else here will leave you wanting. At $329, this has a lot to offer over even Apple’s more expensive tablets. To consider it just a cheap, tiny iPad is a disservice. This is, simply, a great tablet.- Engadget

The Verge

The iPad mini is an excellent tablet — but it’s not a very cheap one. And it does raise the floor here. There’s no tablet in this size range that’s as beautifully constructed, works as flawlessly, or has such an incredible software selection. The iPad mini hasn’t wrapped up the “cheapest tablet” market by any stretch of the imagination. But the “best small tablet” market? Consider it captured.- The Verge

CNET

The iPad Mini’s ultrathin and light design is far more intimate and booklike than the larger iPad, and its cameras, storage capacities, optional LTE antenna, and general functionality offer a full iPad experience. The screen’s dimensions elegantly display larger-format magazines and apps. The iPad Mini costs too much, especially considering the lower resolution of its 7.9-inch non-Retina Display. The A5 processor isn’t as robust as the one in the fourth-gen iPad and iPhone 5. Typing on the smaller screen is not quite as comfy. If you want the full, polished Apple tablet experience in a smaller package, the iPad Mini is worth the premium price. Otherwise, good alternatives are available for less money.- CNET

All Things D

In shrinking the iconic iPad, Apple has pulled off an impressive feat. It has managed to create a tablet that’s notably thinner and lighter than the leading small competitors with 7-inch screens, while squeezing in a significantly roomier 7.9-inch display. And it has shunned the plastic construction used in its smaller rivals to retain the iPad’s sturdier aluminum and glass body. It brings the iPad experience to a smaller device. Every app that ran on my larger iPad ran perfectly on the mini. I was able to use it one-handed and hold it for long periods of time without tiring. My only complaints were that it’s a tad too wide to fit in most of my pockets, and the screen resolution is a big step backwards from the Retina display on the current large iPad. If you love the iPad, or want one but just found it too large or heavy, the iPad mini is the perfect solution.- All Things D

SlashGear

the iPad mini is a product that’s resolutely “Apple”: it distills the essentials of the 9.7-inch iPad – iOS app compatibility, multimedia functionality, premium build quality, and comprehensive connectivity – without diluting them to unnecessarily meet a budget price point the company has no real interest in achieving. the iPad mini isn’t the iPad you buy simply because you can’t necessarily afford the larger iPad with Retina display. There are legitimate arguments for the smaller model, not undermined by flimsy construction or compromised capabilities.- SlashGear

TechCrunch

The iPad mini isn’t perfect, for one reason in particular, but it’s damn close to my ideal device. If there is a weakness of this device, it’s the screen. But that statement comes with a very big asterisk. As someone who is used to a “retina” display on my phone, tablet, and even now computer, the downgrade to a non-retina display is quite noticeable. This goes away over time as you use the iPad mini non-stop, but if you switch back to a retina screen, it’s jarring. The single biggest selling point of the iPad mini is likely to be the app ecosystem. This isn’t a tablet. It’s an iPad. People love these things.- TechCrunch

Unboxing Videos
Besides the reviews above, we have also found a few good unboxing videos from the YouTube channel to share the unboxing excitement with you. Check them out.

We hope the above iPad Mini reviews roundup and unboxing videos help you in understanding the iPad Mini more before it hits the Malaysia shore. Remember to check out our other iPad mini related articles if you have not done so and stay tuned with us for more iPad Mini related news and updates.

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