Product Type: Apple Tablet PCs / eBook Readers
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Ipad mini WI-FI - Ticks all the boxes
Apple iPad mini Wi-Fi 32GB Black
Member Name: asakura111
Apple iPad mini Wi-Fi 32GB Black
Advantages: Great memory size. Amazing portability. Good keyboard. Great feel.
Disadvantages: Quite expensive compared to other tablets.
The, "iPad mini" is an incredible little device, that is just as effective and useful as the larger more well known "iPad"
With its 7.9 inch screen the "iPad mini" is perfectly capable for my own needs. These include games, movies and taking notes for university. The keyboard is a sufficient size when held horizontally and allows me to type at the same speed as on a normal laptop, if not faster. Most of the time it will automatically change any errors in spelling, the only exception I found was when using highly scientific words such as thrombomodulin. Excluding this the keyboard and note taking capabilities far exceeded my expectations.
The speed of this tablet is very good. The internet speed and download speeds surprised me greatly. They are truly fantastic, far quicker than my own laptop. I do not own a regular "iPad" so I cannot compare the two, but I see no faults in the speed.
The 32 Gb model is more than enough for me. I have been able to fit all 800 of my songs onto it, 7 movies and about 3 big games (and about 10 mini ones). I would only recommend the 64 Gb model if you know you are going to need alot of space for ALOT of movies. If anything the smaller memory model would have been enough for me but it is always nice to know I can add whatever I want and not be concerned about how much memory it would consume.
What can I say here? This is incredibly easy to carry around with you. Gone are the days of carrying around my heavy laptop. It weighs almost nothing and at the same time is not too small or too large.
Due to the expensive costs of this tablet I have become very defensive around it, so its robustness and durability have not been truly tested. All I can say is I had it in my rock climbing bag which is full of metal and other potentially damaging objects, and all that happened was the cover got a little dirty. (I am very thankful it did not get covered in chalk though, that wouldn't have been good)
BUY A COVER
Of course all tablets will suffer from this. Your screen will get dirty! So go on ebay possibly and buy one of the covers that also acts as a screen cleaner and your screen will look as good as new. (Just dont let your greasy fingered friends touch it immediately after you clean it, you may resent them a little afterwards...)
This model is expensive at just over £300. and almost goes up to £400 if you choose the WI-FI and CELLULAR model (this allows internet access wherever you are). However in my honest opinion I think this is reasonable for the pure amount of extras' i.e. apps you can add onto it. With this 32 Gb model I will never run out of space for apps and as such I think this is a fantastic model that is worth the price.
I cannot review the instruction manual as I did not use it once. The set up is very easy as long as you have your itunes up to date.
So there you have it my review on the "iPad mini" 32Gb model I hope you have as much fun on yours as I have had on mine :).
Summary: A very good device, despite the large price would highly recommend it to anyone.
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