The Apple iPad mini 2 is easy to carry around, it looks great, and it offers much faster performance than its predecessor, a necessity for running iOS 8 well.
The biggest issue TPCR is confronted with is the price for storage, because moving above the 16GB baseline adds an extra $100. But for users that don’t plan to store much content on the device itself, and plan to rely on streaming apps for media content, it might not be an issue. The most important thing in deciding between the iPad mini 2 and the competition is how it will be used. If storage is the most important factor for housing movies, TV shows, apps, and music then it might be best to look elsewhere.
Those more invested in performance and design and who won’t mind forking over the extra bucks for this device will be happy they invested in the iPad mini with Retina display. It stands out in the 7-inch market, in terms of speed and looks, and TPCR appreciated the extra .9 inches tacked onto the device.
- Excellent display quality
- Fast 64-bit Apple A7 processor
- Expensive even for basic version
- Can’t expand on storage
The iPad mini with Retina display will not disappoint when it comes to design, performance, and display quality, but users will want to consider their storage needs along with their budget because 16GB will disappear quickly.