Apple iPad Series

Apple iPad mini RetinaProcessor: Apple A4, Apple A5, Apple A5x, Apple A6x, Apple A7
Graphics Adapter: Imagination PowerVR G6430, PowerVR SGX535, PowerVR SGX543MP2, PowerVR SGX543MP4, PowerVR SGX554MP4
Display: 7.9 inch, 9.7 inch
Weight: 0.308kg, 0.328kg, 0.464kg, 0.601kg, 0.652kg, 0.662kg, 0.7kg
Price: 329, 389, 479, 599, 799, 829 euro
Average Score: 86.94% - good
Average of 163 scores (from 302 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 78%, features: 78%, display: 89%
mobility: 89%, workmanship: 95%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 95%

 

Apple iPad 1 3G 64GB

Specifications

Apple iPad 1 3G 64GBNotebook: Apple iPad 1 3G 64GB
Processor: Apple A4
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX535
Display: 9.7 inch, 4:3, 1024x768 pixels
Weight: 0.7kg
Price: 799 euro
Links: Apple homepage
 iPad (Series)

Average Score: 76.56% - good
Average of 34 scores (from 51 reviews)

 

90% Review Apple iPad 3G 64GB | Notebookcheck
Entertainment Tablet. Is the iPad the heralded revolution? Can it replace a notebook or a netbook? We have dealt extensively with Apple's tablet over several weeks in our long-term test.
90% Apple iPad Long-term Review | Notebookcheck
Since 23rd July last year, our editorial team has used the first generation Apple iPad practically every day. Find out what we made of the tablet, what you can use it for, and if (and by how much) it is improved by iOS 4.2 (including Apple TV).
80% Apple iPad
Source: ITP English

Is it worth it? Put it this way. If you never bought one, you wouldn’t miss it. But buy it and you’ll soon wonder how you lived without it.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 100% features: 80%
85% Apple iPad 3G 32GB
Source: Reg Hardware English
The iPad 3G has a reasonable touchscreen keyboard, certainly one that's much easier to use than that on the iPhone, for all but the shortest messages, and the ability to remain in e-mail and Twitter contact, wherever you are, is, for some, a major consideration. If you bought a WiFi-only iPad and, in six months' time, someone offered you 3G functionality for an extra £100, the chances are you'd jump at it. Best to make that choice now, while the deal is still on the table.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 85%
iPad Mad
Source: notebookforums.com English
I will start by saying that I've never been much of an Apple guy. Most of my background lies within PC-based platforms, namely Windows. However given my experiences as a dev/sysadmin for NBF and other projects, I've obtained knowlege of linux systems. I see most of Apple's products as proprietary Linux distributions with pre-packaged hardware. In fact, everything Apple has to offer seems to be sold as a unit and the iPad is no different.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/20/2010
Rating: performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100%
50% Apple - iPad review
Source: IT Reviews English
Want a giant iPhone that can't make calls? Happy to buy the first version of something before the manufacturer gets it quite right? You're going to love the iPad. Looking for a funky alternative to a low-cost laptop for a bit of e-mail, web surfing and a dash of WP? That initial attraction will quickly turn to bitterness and recriminations as you slowly uncover your new partner's bad habits. On the fence? Stay there until the kinks are sorted and Apple lowers the drawbridge a little so the iPad can get acquainted with the outside world a little more.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 50%
50% Joojoo review
Source: PC Pro English
Despite all these issues, we enjoyed our time with the joojoo. As with the iPad, it turns browsing the internet into a more enjoyable, social affair than with a netbook or laptop, and it does have its advantages, Flash and multitasking, principally. But if we're honest, it's never going to rival Apple's iPad. It may be cheaper, have a larger, wider screen and that all-important Flash support, but crucially, it doesn't come close to the quality and ease of use of Apple's groundbreaking tablet. If you're willing to pay this much, save up the extra for an iPad, or just wait for the throng of cheap slates that are looming into view.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 50% performance: 50% features: 50%
Apple iPad
Source: PC Authority English
Our review of Apple's iPad:an oversized iPhone or the future of personal computing? The iPad is the first in a series of products that could transform the industry, with Dell and others producing their own rivals. It can't match a laptop with a full-blown OS, but there's an argument for the iPad as a secondary device to go with a desktop PC.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/15/2010
Rating: price: 67% performance: 83% features: 83%
90% iPad: More than just padding
Source: Techcentral.my English
So should you get the iPad? Well it really depends on what you want to do with it. On the one hand, if you're looking for a netbook replacement, you're definitely not going to find it here - while the iPad can do a bit of lightweight word processing and presentations, the many drawbacks mean that you're probably not going to be able to get rid of your notebook altogether. On the other hand, if you're looking for an e-book reader and something to use when travelling to read documents, news and to surf, then the iPad is actually an ideal device thanks to the long battery life, great screen and the sheer number of news sites with support for the iPad. As for gaming, there's potential there, although right now I don't see any games which really show off the potential of multitouch and the large screen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Apple iPad 3G review
Source: Techradar English
Chances are you've already made up your mind whether or not to get one, so if you have your choice is just whether to get an iPad 3G or just the iPad Wi-Fi. Whichever iPad you choose, it does many things very well. There's no doubting it: the iPad 3G is a great device and it certainly lays down the gauntlet for tablet competitors. It's expensive – and through monthly costs far, far more so than the iPad Wi-Fi. We do think the iPad Wi-Fi is a more compelling option. Especially when you consider that despite the lack of 3G in that model, you can still get online using other means, such as 3's MiFi.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple iPad review
Source: Techradar English
Portable computing - truly portable computing; effortlessly portable computing - is a simple concept, but don't underestimate what it has to offer. The iPad fits perfectly for some very specific activities that have become key to our digital lifestyles.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% iPad review: One month on
Source: Electricpig English
The iPad has had a strange effect on my life. The first month as a tablet owner is a lot like being a new parent. There are soaring highs, as well as long periods of frustration and crashing lows. Apple’s new baby was a joy to welcome into my life, but it has also ushered in its own share of headaches and annoyances. What the iPad does, it does well, but there's an overwhelming sense that Apple's tablet has yet to reach its true potential.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple iPad
Source: Reg Hardware English
Like any 1.0 product, the iPad has its rough edges, the worst being the erratic Wi-Fi reception. However, the basic design is spot on. It’s small enough to be portable and comfortable to use, yet large enough to work really well for tasks such as web browsing, reading books and playing video. The battery life is outstanding and the A4 processor seems to have power to spare.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Apple iPad review
Source: Channel Web English
The iPad offers a new way of viewing data for businesses. The style isn't just skin deep, and a number of applications do their bit to sell the usability of the device. The problem lies in the restrictive nature of the design and application ecosystem. The iPad represents a significant corporate outlay on a device which doesn't replace anything, and ties it into Apple's view of the world. For that reason, many will be out.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Apple iPad Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
There are two conclusions to be made about the Apple iPad. As a product you could buy, it's a tempting but ultimately unconvincing device. Anyone with a particular penchant for Apple, or enough money to burn and a love of shiny tech, are likely to buy into it. Unlike the iPhone, however, it doesn't traverse the boundary between early adopters and the mass market. Most people probably wouldn't know what to do with it. What it does do is demonstrate the potential of the tablet as a segment. In time, with a few software updates, tweaks to the hardware and a more compelling library of content to draw on, it could well deliver on the hype it currently receives. It'll also spur on competitors to compete with it, which can only be a good thing.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 70%
60% Apple iPad review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The iPad offers a new way of viewing data for businesses. The style isn't just skin deep, and a number of applications do their bit to sell the usability of the device. The problem lies in the restrictive nature of the design and application ecosystem. The iPad represents a significant corporate outlay on a device which doesn't replace anything, and ties it into Apple's view of the world. For that reason, many will be out.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Apple iPad review
Source: Computing English
The iPad offers a new way of viewing data for businesses. The style isn't just skin deep, and a number of applications do their bit to sell the usability of the device. The problem lies in the restrictive nature of the design and application ecosystem. The iPad represents a significant corporate outlay on a device which doesn't replace anything, and ties it into Apple's view of the world. For that reason, many will be out.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Apple iPad 3G
Source: Stuff TV English
If the Apple iPad is an iPod touch on steroids, then the Apple iPad 3G is very nearly a pumped-up iPhone. It’s got the iPhone’s wickedly fast, smart GPS, a built-in 3G data connection that hands over smoothly with Wi-Fi and day-long battery life. You can even – with a bit of Skype fiddling – make and receive phone calls.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Apple iPad review
Source: PC Advisor English
This is an impressive debut for an ambitious new product direction for Apple. The iPad is a wholly new product, yet one that will be familiar to anyone who’s ever used an iPhone or iPod touch. It’s a futuristic gadget the likes of which we’ve never seen before, yet also a ‘version one’ that may soon be viewed with the same nostalgic amusement we have for the chunky original iPod. Yet today’s iPad is already, undeniably and enthusiastically a great product. It’s fantastic inside and out, blending cutting-edge hardware and innovative software into a single, unified whole. If you love the latest whizzy gadget, you’ll find nothing whizzier. If you want a web-connected device that fits in the space between phone and PC, you’ll find the iPad a joy. Devices like this change the way we view technology, and holding the iPad feels like you’re holding the future.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 100%
iPad Success not the Fruit of Apple's Labor
Source: PC Perspective English
The Apple iPad has been out for about a month and I have been a user of a 16GB Wi-Fi model since day one. It has quickly become a near daily addition to my workflow as I utilize it for taking notes throughout the home and office, watching TV via the SlingPlayer application (among others), checking email away from the desktop and even to waste time with a quick round of Plants versus Zombies. I would not call it critical to the success of PC Perspective yet, but I can see it reaching that point with a few changes.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/05/2010
Rating: ergonomy: 80%
80% Apple iPad
Source: Channel Web English
The iPad is a new tablet-style computer from Apple – it is operated using its touch-sensitive screen. Unlike some similar computers there's no physical keyboard on the iPad. If you've seen or used an iPhone you'll immediately notice the similarity between the two. There's very little to the iPad other than the 9.7in screen with just three buttons and one switch. The iPad is an excellent computer but it’s not for everyone
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple iPad review
Source: CNet English
The Apple iPad is a great way to blow one's bonus -- especially for gadget lovers, Web addicts and people who want to get online in the simplest way possible. Admittedly, it's pretty much pointless, but it offers the same irresistibly slick mix of media, games, the Web and apps as the iPhone -- it's just bigger. We think it's the first tablet that's worth your hard-earned dosh. But, if the iPad doesn't tickle your fancy and you want more flexibility and features, there are plenty of alternatives  just around the corner.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple iPad
Source: Computer Active English
The iPad is a new tablet-style computer from Apple – it is operated using its touch-sensitive screen. Unlike some similar computers there's no physical keyboard on the iPad. If you've seen or used an iPhone you'll immediately notice the similarity between the two. There's very little to the iPad other than the 9.7in screen with just three buttons and one switch. There are no USB ports or memory card slots, but there is an Apple dock connector. The iPad is an excellent computer but it’s not for everyone
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Apple iPad
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The iPad may not be as 'magical' as Apple would have you believe, but it remains a very entertaining device and is a nice look into the future of media consumption. The iPad isn't magical, as much as Apple wants you to believe this is the case. It is, however, a very entertaining device that’s currently being held back by a lack of content and a number of missing features. The iPad will only get better and will ultimately succeed off the back of Apple's existing application and content ecosystem.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
50% Apple iPad review
Source: It Pro English
Are we still as enamoured with the Apple iPad following our first look? We review Apple's latest device to find out. The iPad is a great tool if you only need the capabilities of an iPhone with a large screen. Sure, email and the browser excel here, but to make it perfect for everything else, it needs much better security and you’ll have to purchase the extra dock and keyboard to make working on the move viable.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 50%
100% Apple iPad 16GB Wi-fi review
Source: Stuff TV English
The iPad is still totally desirable. The screen is lush and detailed, and the new full-fat iPad apps absolutely rock. Wi-Fi browsing moves at a million miles per hour; and when sat next to a rival like the Archos 9 PCtablet running Windows 7, the French competitor becomes a sputtering Virgin F1 racer to Apple’s turbocharged Ferrari.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Apple iPad review
Source: Pocket Lint English
We've used it all over the house and the office. As a desk companion it's great, on the sofa it is also good as long as you acknowledge that you are using what amounts to a laptop. It's not got the same stigma, but it's not something you can sneakily look at while Mrs Pocket-lint isn't looking. Whilst I am happy to check emails and tweet from the toilet on the iPhone, I wasn't convinced about taking the iPad with me.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Apple iPad
Source: PC Pro English
After months of build-up, we finally have an Apple iPad in our hands. But is this really going to create a new category of portable between a smartphone and a laptop, or is it a beautiful piece of hardware that will soon be doubling up as a fancy tea tray? It's no laptop replacement, but there is an argument for it as a secondary device. If you can live with the flaws, you'll find a beautiful gadget that manages to be that rare thing: a piece of technology that's fun.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 83% features: 83%
Apple iPad Review: The Tablet Revolution Begins
Source: Hot Hardware English
What the iPad does do, it does extremely well. Web browsing is extremely quick (along with everything else), it's enjoyable to use, the battery life (10 hours or so) is fantastic and it can definitely go where even some netbooks cannot. Unfortunately, it's pretty much a coffee tablet/travel companion right now, but as the App Store expands and (hopefully) as iPhone OS 4.0 comes to light, the iPad's utility will likely increase.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/08/2010
Rating: mobility: 90%
100% iPad UK review
Source: Electricpig English
Broadly, however, Apple has succeeded. Steve Jobs and Jonny Ive’s vision has triumphed over those who doubted the iPad would be more than a jumped up iPod touch. Instead, the iPad has proved itself to be a true portable companion, changing the way we use the web, ushering in a new generation of apps, and altering the way we think about entertainment on the move.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 100%
Apple's iPad - The AnandTech Review
Source: AnandTech English
As a piece of hardware, the iPad generally does its job well. We could always use more processing power, which is made more evident by the larger screen and thus higher user demands on the system (Intel did have a point with restricting Atom's usage to smaller screen devices only). The lack of any integrated camera is bothersome but I doubt at this point we'd have a great video chat application to use given the current state of the iPad app union.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/07/2010
performance: 70%
70% Apple iPad with Wi-Fi (32GB)
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The Apple iPad ushers in the era of tablet computing, with a slate-style handheld that looks nothing like a typical computer. In fact, the iPad is more reminiscent of an oversize iPhone than a laptop. But because the iPad's screen is three times larger than that of the iPhone/iPod Touch, you'll be tempted to use the iPad for activities you wouldn't consider doing with an iPhone. Apple looks set to shake up casual computing with a tablet that offers clever design and ease of use. But that streamlined approach may also be the iPad's weakness.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
85% Apple iPad Review
Source: Digital Trends English
It’s the best portable Web surfing device. The initial Wi-Fi version sort of limits where you can use it, though. You can wait for the 3G version and its $15-per-month AT&T 3G service, or get a MiFi from Sprint or Verizon (which also can be used with your laptop). Slip the MiFi in a pocket or backpack and you become a walking hotspot. We’ve been using Sprint’s, and it works perfectly.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 85%
Apple iPad Review
Source: Slashgear English
For everyone, then? No, of course not, but that’s a pretty unrealistic criteria for success. Ask, instead, whether Apple have succeeded in delivering the elusive middle device, the thing that slots into the tricky niche between smartphone and notebook. Remember, too, that such a niche isn’t necessarily so small as to accommodate only one product – this isn’t a case of “the iPad way or the highway” – but more of a satisfying one core criteria: do you choose to pick it up and put it in your bag when you go out, do you choose to carry it from room to room with you around the house?
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/03/2010
Rating: mobility: 80%
Apple iPad 16GB Wi-Fi Edition Tablet PC First Impressions
Source: Legit Reviews English
Overall, the iPad feels light for something this size and very strong. It also feels solid thanks to the solid aluminum back. What really makes it is the software, and it will be exciting to see how the software evolves over the next year.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/03/2010
Rating: mobility: 80%
Apple iPad Review: Laptop Killer? Pretty Close
Source: All things digital English
All in all, however, the iPad is an advance in making more-sophisticated computing possible via a simple touch interface on a slender, light device. Only time will tell if it’s a real challenger to the laptop and netbook.
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/31/2010
60% Apple iPad im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 100% features: 56% display: 90% mobility: 97% ergonomy: 80%
90% Test Apple iPad 3G 64GB
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 18% display: 91% mobility: 99% workmanship: 99% ergonomy: 67% emissions: 94%
80% Apple iPad WIFI + 3G
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
iPad im Härte-Test
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2010
Rating: display: 60% mobility: 90%
80% iPad im Test: Apples Hype-Gadget mit Schwächen
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 70% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Apple iPad - Technik, Leistung und Handling im Check
Source: Magnus.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/23/2010
Rating: mobility: 80%
Apple iPad - Stärken und Schwächen im Alltag
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/19/2010
Rating: mobility: 80%
Das iPad im Macwelt-Test
Source: Mac Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/10/2010
Rating: mobility: 80%
iPad
Source: Connect - 6/10 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: display: 80% workmanship: 90%
Das Gelbe vom i
Source: PC Magazin - 6/10 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: mobility: 60% ergonomy: 60%
Funktafel
Source: c't - 12/10 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 05/01/2010
Das iPad im Macwelt-Test
Source: Mac Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/08/2010
Rating: mobility: 90%
70% Einfach anders
Source: c't - 10/10 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Very Long, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% display: 80% mobility: 90%
80% Apple IPad
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple iPad 3G
Source: Erenumerique French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Apple iPad
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
Apple Ipad
Source: Datormagazin SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/15/2010
Rating: display: 80% ergonomy: 50%

 

Apple iPad 2

Specifications

Apple iPad 2Notebook: Apple iPad 2
Processor: Apple A5
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX543MP2
Display: 9.7 inch, 4:3, 1024x768 pixels
Weight: 0.601kg
Price: 799 euro
Links: Apple homepage
 iPad (Series)
 iPad 2 (Model)

Average Score: 86.11% - good
Average of 27 scores (from 61 reviews)

 

90% Review Apple iPad 2 Tablet/MID | Notebookcheck
Successor to the Throne. About one year ago, Apple laid the foundation for the iPad, a groundbreaking new tablet series. Apples iPad 2 comes with new hardware: dual-core CPUs and front and rear cameras. These upgrades are just in time, because the iPads first worthy opponent is about to be released: the Android 3.0 tablet.
Apple iPad 2 vs iPad 3 comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
Overall the iPad 3 is a decent upgrade from the iPad 2 in a number of key areas. The retina quality display is the most impressive and there’s a faster processor and better cameras. 4G connectivity is handy if you want that feature. All this for roughly the same price refurbished makes this a no brainer.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 07/01/2013
Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 2 comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
That the Nexus 10 is only £10 more than the iPad 2 is, on the face of it, outrageously good value. The Nexus is brand new, has an unsurpassed display, and offers the best all-round performance of any tablet around. The iPad 2 remains on sale to give Apple fans a lower-priced alternative to the full-specced iPad. But there are reasons for this situation. The Nexus 10 is heavily subsidised by Google as a means of getting people to use Android and - critically - buy apps and media from Google Play. Were Samsung to make and sell it on its own terms its likely the price would be nearer that of the Galaxy Note 10.1 - nearly twice as much. That doesn't stop it being a good deal of course. That said the iPad 2 remains a good deal. The combination of Nexus 10 and Android 4.2 alone offer a similarly high quality experience as Apple's iPad. So for those who just have to have Apple tech, but cannot afford the iPad 4, the iPad 2 is a decent point of entry.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 01/11/2013
Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 2 comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Google Nexus 10 and the iPad 2 have a price difference of just £10, for that reason alone we think it's worth putting the two up against each other to see what you can get for your money. Here's our Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 2 comparison review
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/09/2013
Google Nexus 7 tablet vs Apple iPad comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
Google's Nexus 7 and Apple's iPad are very different tablets but compete in the same market. The price is the key difference between the two and could give Android a significant boost.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/28/2012
Tablet Face-Off: Budget Models From Acer and Asus vs. Apple's iPad 2
Source: PC World English
If you’re buying a tablet because you’re looking for nifty software and want to keep your costs down, you’re still better off with iPad 2. But the Android platform has its advantages, also, and the Transformer Pad TF300 remains the best value choice today—especially if you opt for the 32GB version at $400. Not only will you get a lot of bang for your buck at that price, but the Transformer Pad’s Tegra 3-optimized graphics are capable of some impressive tricks over the iPad 2, if the handful of games optimized for the platform appeal to you.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/03/2012
Lab Tested: New iPad 2 vs. Old iPad 2
Source: PC World English
As we’ve seen in previous iPad battery tests, the third-generation iPad, with its brighter, higher resolution screen and quad-core graphics, was only able to last 5 hours and 40 minutes when playing the same movie with the same, full brightness, settings.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/01/2012
Apple iPad 3 vs iPad 2 head-to-head review
Source: It Pro English
The iPad 3 is a solid device that outperforms it predecessor in almost all areas except battery life. We were particularly impressed with the Retina display and high-speed mobile internet as well as the improved camera. Users wanting the best iOS tablet need not look any further.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/26/2012
New iPad versus Apple iPad 2 head to head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
While the display and processor improvements on the new iPad are immediately noticeable, we'd still advise iPad 2 owners to hold off on an upgrade until a killer feature is added to the next tablet model.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/26/2012
Apple iPad 2 vs Asus Transformer Prime head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The Transformer Prime triumphs over the iPad 2 in almost all areas, but the Apple device is still an excellent tablet in its own right. Business users may still be tempted by the Apple ecosystem, which is embraced by IT admins. Android is still viewed with caution when it comes to security, but the Prime is a jack-of-all trades in terms of usability. The ability to use the device as a tablet or netbook is something that proves hugely valuable and its multimedia capabilities are unmatched by Apple at this time.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 02/14/2012
The Best Tablet for You
Source: PC World English
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/29/2011
Apple MacBook Air 11in vs iPad 2 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Although it's technically a draw, the MacBook Air wins out in key areas of performance, interface and connectivity. The laptop is definitely the better option for productivity on the move, and can be used in an office because it has excellent specifications. Those who just want to browse the internet on the move would be better suited to the iPad 2. We recommend buying a Wi-Fi-only iPad 2 and using the extra money to invest in a mobile phone contract with a generous data allowance. The tablet can be tethered to the smartphone when Wi-Fi is not available, and this will save on having to pay two separate contracts. Given the choice, V3 definitely opts for the laptop over the tablet, as it is so much more useful and is definitely worth the extra investment. WINNER- MacBook Air.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2011
Review: Apple iPad 2
Source: ITNews Australia English
Overall, though, the iPad 2 experience is overwhelmingly positive. We wish the cameras were better, and that Apple would open up its closed system just a bit; but in all it’s a resounding success in a market where Apple’s every competitor has so far fallen short of greatness. If you’re in the market for a tablet, you’d be mad not to put the iPad 2 at the top of your list.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/04/2011
83% The Apple iPad 2 reviewed: why it's our A-List tablet
Source: PC Authority English
Our review of the iPad 2 shows it is thinner, lighter and more powerful than the first iPad, with better battery life to boot - but the cameras are a letdown
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 83% ergonomy: 83%
80% Apple iPad 2
Source: ITP English
If you already own the original iPad there’s little reason to splurge on the latest. While the cameras bring new functionality, the results as far as the rear camera is concerned, are basic. If you own another first generation tablet however and you’re unsatisfied with it, Apple’s latest is worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 100% features: 80%
80% Apple iPad 2
Source: ITP English
If you already own the original iPad there’s little reason to splurge on the latest. While the cameras bring new functionality, the results as far as the rear camera is concerned, are basic. If you own another first generation tablet however and you’re unsatisfied with it, Apple’s latest is worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 100% features: 80%
iPad 2 Tablet
Source: Hardware Secrets English
The new iPad 2 is lighter, faster, slimmer and a lot more feature-laden than the original iPad. This is not merely a midterm upgrade designed to bridge the original iPad with the future iPad 3 – this is a significant upgrade to the iPad and worthwhile in its own right. The iPad 2 will maintain Apple’s huge lead in the tablet market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/29/2011
Apple iPad 2
Source: BCW - Business Computing World English
The iPad 2 is a wonderful device that’s easy to use, fun, and runs some excellent applications—a good number which are business related. It’s not versatile enough to replace your laptop, and it certainly can’t match a Windows 7 tablet for power, but the iPad 2 is a different type of product. If you can find a need for it in your business, it could be a good asset.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/27/2011
70% Review: Apple iPad 2 WiFi tablet
Source: Justech'n English
So my recommendation is, if you are already hooked into the Apple economy and iTunes then the iPad 2 will fit right in with the rest of your stuff. However, if you have been resisting the temptation to jump in, then you may want to wait a little longer. The Android platform is much more open and flexible, and with a pluthera of Android tablets on the horizon, prices will be dropping. As for me I will hang onto this tablet for a while so I can compare it against some new Android tablets, but in the end I will sell it because it is not a fit for me.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 80% ergonomy: 90%
90% Apple iPad 2 review
Source: PC Advisor English
Deservedly, Apple owns this market right now, and it knows it. The price drop is the icing on the competition-killing cake, leaving iPad 2 as statement of the tablet art today. If we had to name a second-place contender, the only device nearing the slickness of operation and natural hardware/software integration is – last year’s iPad. Anyone wishing to explore effortless computing is advised to try Apple's iPad 2.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 100%
80% Apple iPad 2 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Without the majority of the tablet competition yet available it's hard to definitively call the iPad 2 the best of this generation. However, it's here, it's good and it's well priced, all of which gives the competition even more to live up to when they finally arrive. The iPad 2 is still just a toy - we can't believe that anyone could need an iPad - but that's okay; if you can afford a shiny expensive extravagance, why not buy the best available?
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% ergonomy: 90%
80% Review: Apple iPad 2
Source: Computing English
Apple's iPad 2 offers significantly upgraded hardware compared with the original iPad, as well as better performance, both in general and graphics processing, and also an improved form factor. A great system, with a full workday's battery life. However, provision of local removable storage is a must for the next version of the iPad.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
91% Apple iPad 2 (Wi-Fi & 3G Version, AT&T)
Source: Computer Shopper English
In early 2010, Apple rewrote, or one could argue, revivified, the tablet-computer market with the original iPad. Seamless hardware and interface design, plus an unparalleled ecosystem of apps, keep the iPad 2 a step ahead of the emerging tablet pack. You'll want to be aware of some important factors, though, before picking a data carrier.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 91%
90% Apple iPad 2
Source: Reg Hardware English
The iPad defined a new category of personal computing and inspired many a me-too offering. The iPad 2 isn't the next step in the evolution of the media tablet - Apple still has flaws to fix - but there's no question it's better than its predecessor - and a lot of its rivals.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Apple iPad 2 review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Yes, the cameras could have been better on the iPad 2, the screen could have had a higher resolution and we’re desperate to see iOS5 enhancements, but overall, we love the iPad 2. We love it like we loved the original. We just don't love it quite as much as we'd expected that we would.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/29/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Apple iPad 2 Review
Source: TBreak English
For newcomers to the tablet market, the iPad 2 continues to be the best option with its fluid operation and the vast number of apps. Lack of Adobe Flash has certainly not kept people from buying the iPad and that will also be the case with iPad 2.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
Apple iPad 2: The TechSpot Review
Source: Techspot English
Apple set out to reinvent the tablet user experience and judging by the overwhelming success of the iPad, I would say they have succeeded. As incredible as today's tablets are, the truth is that we are only at the infancy of tablet computing. So where does the form factor go from here? Aside from the obvious answers of thinner, lighter and more powerful, it's anyone's guess really. We will continue to see various display sizes and connectivity options. If 3D display technology really takes off in the coming years, we could possibly see that implemented into future tablets. On the business side of things, I think something like Microsoft's Courier, a failed dual screen tablet prototype, could really spice things up. And of course, let's not forget the software, the future is all about the software.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/25/2011
Apple iPad 2 Tablet Review
Source: Hot Hardware English
ARMed with a custom dual-core 1GHz processor, PowerVR GPU, and 512MB of RAM, Apple's second generation tablet has the horsepower to outrun would-be iPad killers. This is especially true for the tasks you'll end up doing most on the iPad 2, such as browsing the Web and firing up apps, both of which are noticeably faster than on the iPad 1.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/21/2011
83% Apple iPad 2 review
Source: It Pro English
The best tablet of the year or an unnecessary consumer bauble? We take an in-depth look at the 16GB WiFi iPad 2 to see whether you should deploy it in your business.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 83%
The Apple iPad 2 Review
Source: AnandTech English
If you fell in love with the original iPad, the iPad 2 is a significant upgrade. You get much faster hardware, a much more ergonomic device and the ability to FaceTime with your friends. If it weren't for the fact that the iPad 3 is likely 12 months away with another set of similarly impressive upgrades I'd recommend all iPad users upgrade to the 2nd generation model.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/19/2011
Review: Apple iPad 2
Source: Gadgetmix English
When it comes to Apple products, we can say that there is a trend with their offerings: they always update with kick ass hardware improvements. The iPad 2 is no exception. The entire body was overhauled and improved. IPad2 is not as far beyond its competition contrary to popular believe. iPad Site compared iPad2 to its competitors and well, the market is catching up. Another very useful tool is this comparison chart by Liliputing.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/19/2011
80% Apple iPad 2 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
This new version of the platform is a very good example of what Apple does best – innovative design, a compelling user interface and smooth software integration. However, it's also not offering an awful lot that's new.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/17/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% iPad 2 review
Source: Electricpig English
In summary, the iPad 2 is most impressive from an engineering standpoint. Slashing thickness and weight, adding a dual core processor, while still maintaining 10 hours of battery life is a frankly staggering feat. In the way Apple dominates battery life in notebooks, the company continues this tradition with tablets. iOS offers a sizable library of apps customized for the iPad, not simply scaled apps to fit the larger display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% iPad 2 review
Source: Techradar English
For all the negatives, for now we think the iPad 2 is still the best tablet around. It is much better for consuming media, has more compelling apps (especially for the larger tablet size), has a better app store ecosystem, and is light and useable. Maybe the Xoom or some other Android 3.0 tablet can keep up…or maybe not.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Apple iPad 2
Source: Wired Magazine English
As for which iPad 2 you should buy, it really depends on your needs. For most people, we’d recommend at least the 32-GB model ($600), which should come in handy if you plan to use the iPad for gaming, watching video or creating media. If you already own a smartphone with tethering or hotspot options (which all iPhones have now), you won’t need to plunk down extra money on an iPad 2 with 3G, so go with a Wi-Fi-only model. Those who plan to use lightweight applications — reading, web surfing and e-mail — will be fine with the 16-GB base model for $500.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
iPad 2 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
Apple has built the iPad 2 by making everything that was good about the first iPad, better. If it wasn’t for the poor optics quality, I would say that this is a perfect product upgrade. Anyhow, in the current tablet context, it’s fair to say that iPad 2 is an “excellent” product. As long as you understand what it can -and cannot- do, you should be happy to own one.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/14/2011
100% Apple iPad 2 review
Source: T3 English
Admittedly, the iPad 2 is more of an evolutionary step for Apple, akin to the jump from iPhone 3 to 3GS. If you already own an iPad then you’re not missing out too much by waiting for the next iteration before you upgrade. If you held off from buying over the last 12 months, then the iPad 2 is a brilliant reward for your patience. Get out and buy it. It's taken nearly a year since the launch of the first iPad for any manufacturers to come close to creating a tablet that can rival it. Even then, those that look promising like the Motorola Xoom run such an early OS (in Android 3.0) it will be a while before they can rival the iPad in terms of apps. With the Blackberry Playbook, HTC Flyer, LG Optimus Pad and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 all to come, the tablet market looks really exciting over the next few months. And with its mind-blowing new build, new cameras and improvements in the engine room, coupled with the unmatched App Store/iTunes/iOS ecosystem the next-gen iPad is clearly the tablet to beat.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Apple iPad 2 (64GB, WiFi, black)
Source: CNet English
The competition must really hate Apple. The Apple iPad wasn't just a successful tablet computer in 2010--it was the tablet computer. In one fell swoop, Apple created the new tablet market and sold tens of millions of iPads in spite of a global economic downturn and considerable skepticism. The iPad 2 refines an already excellent product.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80%
Apple iPad 2 review
Source: PC Advisor English
Should you dump your old iPad and get an Apple iPad 2? If you’re happy with your current iPad, there’s no reason to dump it just because there’s a shinier, newer one. If you’ve invested in iPad accessories such as a dock or case, you probably won’t be able to use them with the new iPad. Of course, if there’s someone in your family who has been clamouring for an iPad, now might be the time to buy an iPad 2 and hand down the old model to them. If you’ve become a major user of FaceTime or other video-chat apps, upgrading to an iPad 2 makes more sense, thanks to the cameras. People who want to bestow an iPad on an older friend or relative who is a bit reluctant to use technology can now add video chat to the mix of features that make the iPad a compelling device. Anyone who gives demonstrations of iPad apps will want to get an iPad 2 immediately just for the video-mirroring feature.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/10/2011
Apple iPad 2 review
Source: PC Advisor English
Should you dump your old iPad and get an Apple iPad 2? If you’re happy with your current iPad, there’s no reason to dump it just because there’s a shinier, newer one. If you’ve invested in iPad accessories such as a dock or case, you probably won’t be able to use them with the new iPad. Of course, if there’s someone in your family who has been clamouring for an iPad, now might be the time to buy an iPad 2 and hand down the old model to them. If you’ve become a major user of FaceTime or other video-chat apps, upgrading to an iPad 2 makes more sense, thanks to the cameras. People who want to bestow an iPad on an older friend or relative who is a bit reluctant to use technology can now add video chat to the mix of features that make the iPad a compelling device. Anyone who gives demonstrations of iPad apps will want to get an iPad 2 immediately just for the video-mirroring feature.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/10/2011
iPad 2 Review
Source: Slashgear English
For everyone else, though, Apple has put together a superbly capable, class-shaping tablet, which can now legitimately take on not only other slates but lighter ereaders such as Amazon’s Kindle. The iPad 2 benefits from Apple’s cohesive hardware and software development together with the vast third-party developer support of the App Store, consistent and simple to use in equal measure. Apple’s vision of the post-PC world isn’t quite here yet – the iPad 2 still works best with, and at times demands, integration with a “proper” computer – but when it comes to tablets the iPad 2 maintains its position at the vanguard of the market.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/09/2011
Apple iPad 2 video
Source: T3 English
Steve Jobs took to the stage in San Francisco to unveil the Apple iPad 2. Thinner and lighter that its predecessor, it comes packing a dual-core A5 processor, two cameras and the added bonuses of iOS 4.5. Here's our hands-on video with the tablet including Apple iPad 2 price, release dates and specs.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/04/2011
Apple iPad 2 review First Look
Source: It Pro English
An interesting optional accessory is Apple's screen covers which attach to the iPad 2 magnetically and add very little extra weight or thickness. They're designed so that the tablet automatically wakes up and goes to sleep as you flip the cover open and closed. The cover can fold back and act as a stand for use when typing on the iPad. The iPad 2 is, as we expected, a very slick and promising tablet. It's due to go on sale in the UK on March 25th, and even earlier in the US on March 11th putting pressure on rival tablet manufacturers to launch their own competing products.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/03/2011
Apple iPad 2 review: Hands on
Source: T3 English
Thinner and lighter that its predecessor, it comes packing a dual-core A5 processor, two cameras and the added bonuses of iOS 4.5.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/02/2011
90% Apple iPad 2 (Wi-Fi)
Source: Computer Shopper English
t started as something of a laughing matter. Back in January 2010, as we reported from the theater in the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco, Apple's Steve Jobs divulged the details of what he termed a “magical” new computing device. The iconic iPad is now thinner, faster, and just plain better. Seamless hardware and interface design, plus an unparalleled ecosystem of apps, keep the iPad 2 a step ahead of the emerging tablet pack.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
85% Tablets im Test
Source: Computerbild - 24/11 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 12/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 85% features: 78% display: 87% mobility: 89% ergonomy: 89%
80% Angriff aufs iPad
Source: e-media - 17/11 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 08/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% display: 100% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 100%
76% Tablets im Aufstieg
Source: Connect - 7/11 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 76% features: 60% mobility: 79% ergonomy: 83%
100% Apple iPad 2
Source: PC Magazin - 6/11 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 05/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Test Apple iPad 2 Tablet/MID
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 30% display: 91% mobility: 99% workmanship: 99% ergonomy: 67% emissions: 95%
87% Flachkräfte
Source: Computerbild - 6/11 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 87% features: 85% display: 90% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 90%
80% Apples iPad 2 im Test
Source: e-media - 7/11 German
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Der neue Benchmark
Source: Connect - 5/11 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: features: 100% ergonomy: 100%
100% Die Tablet-Invasion
Source: Connect - 5/11 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 100% features: 100% ergonomy: 100%
iPad vs. Android
Source: c't - 8/12 German
Display good, equipment good, battery runtime good, office performance good, graphics performance very good, app-store very good
Comparison, , Long, Date: 04/01/2012
Alle gegen Apple
Source: c't - 17/11 German
display good, equipment satisfying, camera bad, battery runtime very good, performance very good, apps very good
Comparison, , Long, Date: 08/01/2011
IPad 2: Apples erstes echtes Tablet
Source: ORF German DE→EN
The enhancements justify the higher price
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/05/2011
Xoom contra iPad2
Source: c't - 8/11 German
clearly better than the Xoom; performance better than with the first iPad
Comparison, , Long, Date: 04/01/2011
iPad 2: Die Testergebnisse
Source: Mac Welt German DE→EN
faster, brighter, better battery life
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/25/2011
Test: Apple iPad 2
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
fast, very good display, iTunes restraint
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/23/2011
Apple iPad 2 32 GB (MC774)
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Total rating good, price/performance satisfying
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/17/2011
Praxis-Test: Apple iPad 2
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
new equipment, no outstanding device
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/04/2011

 

Apple iPad 3. Gen 2012-03

Specifications

Apple iPad 3. Gen 2012-03Notebook: Apple iPad 3. Gen 2012-03
Processor: Apple A5x
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX543MP4
Display: 9.7 inch, 4:3, 2048x1536 pixels
Weight: 0.662kg
Price: 829 euro
Links: Apple homepage
 iPad (Series)
 iPad 3. Gen 2012-03 (Model)

Average Score: 91.53% - very good
Average of 15 scores (from 37 reviews)

 

89% Review Apple iPad 3rd Gen. 2012 4G Tablet | Notebookcheck
Improved? The launch of the new iPad 3 is probably one of the highlights of 2012 - at least when it comes to the general interest displayed by the media. There have been innumerable rumors about the improvements-to-come before the device even launched, but the moment of truth has finally arrived – will the added changes be worthwhile for existing iPad 2 users?
Apple iPad 2 vs iPad 3 comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
Overall the iPad 3 is a decent upgrade from the iPad 2 in a number of key areas. The retina quality display is the most impressive and there’s a faster processor and better cameras. 4G connectivity is handy if you want that feature. All this for roughly the same price refurbished makes this a no brainer.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 07/01/2013
Apple new iPad vs Asus Transformer Pad Infinity head to head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Each tablet wins the same number of categories, so choosing which to buy really depends on what you're looking to use it for. While it's worth pointing out that the £600 Infinity and £559 iPad are much closer in price for their respective 64GB versions, Apple gives the option to buy a cheaper model with less storage so we took that into account for our head to head.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 09/07/2012
Google Nexus 7 vs Apple iPad head to head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
For those looking for a premier, top end tablet experience, Apple's iPad remains the best choice, featuring the best screen on market and a streamlined operating system that allows it to match the performance of similar devices packing more powerful components. This means that while we would recommend the iPad over the Nexus 7 to users with cash to burn looking for a top end tablet experience, we'd equally recommend the Nexus 7 over the iPad to anyone shopping on a budget or casual tablet users looking for basic media and web browsing services.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 07/27/2012
Apple iPad review: why it's a genuine leap forward
Source: PC Authority English
If you already own an iPad 2 – or to a certain extent, the original iPad – the core tablet experience remains similar; if you avoid looking at any new iPads, you could carry on as before. But when you’ve seen that new screen, it will be hard to resist the temptation to stick your old iPad on eBay and pay the cash difference for the upgrade
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/25/2012
Rating: price: 67% performance: 83% features: 100% ergonomy: 100%
Lab Tested: New iPad 2 vs. Old iPad 2
Source: PC World English
As we’ve seen in previous iPad battery tests, the third-generation iPad, with its brighter, higher resolution screen and quad-core graphics, was only able to last 5 hours and 40 minutes when playing the same movie with the same, full brightness, settings.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/01/2012
iPad 3 (2012) vs. Transformer Prime: Tablet Titan Showdown
Source: PC Perspective English
Some have called the iPad 3 an incremental upgrade. I disagree. As I think this comparison shows, the new iPad is substantially better than the next-best competitor. When judged relative to the competition the iPad 3 is the best product Apple makes and among the best consumer electronics products available today. Everyone else is still trying to catch up.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/06/2012
The New iPad (2012) Review: Pixel Power
Source: PC Perspective English
The Apple iPad is the standard by which all other tablets are judged. The iPad 3 does nothing to change that. The iPad 2 was the best tablet you could buy, so it’s little surprise that the iPad 3 has replaced it in that role. The new iPad is the best tablet money can buy and its release has transformed the gap between it and the competition into a canyon. Our praise can’t be much clearer than that, and the new iPad is worth every word of it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/30/2012
85% Apple New iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 4G
Source: Reg Hardware English
Apple New iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 4G The iPad remains my favourite tablet. I prefer the screen size and aspect ratio; it delivers the right performance and functionality for what I want a fondleslab to do; USB – without the need for an adapter – would be nice, but otherwise it has the connectivity I need; third-party apps have got me over the walled garden without jailbreaking; the battery life is great. Android buffs and Apple biters won't care anyway. But the iPad 3 is a good tablet, and its screen sets a higher bar for Apple's rivals to try and leap over.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 85%
Apple iPad 3 vs iPad 2 head-to-head review
Source: It Pro English
The iPad 3 is a solid device that outperforms it predecessor in almost all areas except battery life. We were particularly impressed with the Retina display and high-speed mobile internet as well as the improved camera. Users wanting the best iOS tablet need not look any further.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/26/2012
New iPad versus Apple iPad 2 head to head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
While the display and processor improvements on the new iPad are immediately noticeable, we'd still advise iPad 2 owners to hold off on an upgrade until a killer feature is added to the next tablet model.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 03/26/2012
90% The New iPad (2012) Review
Source: T Break English
Priced identical to the iPad 2, the new iPad continues to provide the best experience in a tablet form factor. If you are looking to jump on the tablet-bandwagon, the new iPad should certainly be on top of your list. For those of you who want to upgrade, the new iPad is better than any Android tablet that I have reviewed in the last year as well as a substantial improvement over the original iPad. About the only segment of people that I might not recommend the new iPad to is one that owns the iPad 2. Amongst them, it will mostly be the tech savvy that would want the new display and GPU and I say that because I belong to this exact group. However, my wife is fairly happy with her iPad 2 and not the least bit interested in getting the new one.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/25/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Apple iPad (3rd-Gen): The TechSpot Review
Source: Techspot English
That's not to say that there aren't some great Android tablets available right now. Asus's Transformer Prime would be our next choice, but it's a tough sell given the new iPad's Retina display and the sheer size of Apple's app ecosystem.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/22/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
New iPad: The Skeptic’s Review
Source: Slashgear English
That ecosystem is the new iPad’s biggest draw. The hardware feels, for the most part, like it’s settled; I’d expect Apple to tweak it in future iterations, yes, but the company has a tendency to polish its designs and then avoid change for its own sake. That’s certainly been the case in Apple’s computing lines, and the iPad looks to be following the same route. I’d like to see Google – and others, for that matter; Windows 8 certainly has its points of interest, particularly with ARM support for more frugal, multimedia-centric models – mount a more compelling offense, if only because I like Android and I think the competition is good for the end consumer, but there’s no doubting that, for a great proportion, the new iPad ticks most of the boxes. Upgrading from my first-gen iPad is a no-brainer; the problem for Google and others is that opting for an iPad is likely to remain a no-brainer for many new tableteers, yet to be convinced with what the rest of the market can deliver.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/22/2012
90% New iPad review
Source: PC Advisor English
Extra horsepower from the revised quad-core graphics processor has been funnelled into maintaining the iPad 2’s top-notch graphics performance when tasked with driving four times as many pixels. An improved rear camera is not universally essential, and nor is an uprated modem for next-gen cellular services that are unavailable in most parts of the world. But just a short time using the iPad with its entrancing Retina display gives ample reason alone to consider an upgrade, even if you have an iPad 2. Once you’ve tried a third-gen iPad, iPad 2’s text looks plain blurry. For a newcoming tablet buyer, Apple has just handed you, at an unassailable price, the device that unequivocally retains the iPad at the zenith of tablet computing.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 90% ergonomy: 100%
New iPad: Wi-Fi and Heat Problems Detected, Tested
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Retina Display was the most complex and difficult bit of engineering, and yet that seems to be working fine. Visual creatures that we are, people are downright entranced by the screen. I have to add my voice to it. Even with ClearType on, my desktop screen looks downright chunky by comparison. It's certainly a beautiful screen, and the device is very fast and responsive. Hopefully Apple learned its lesson from Antennae-gate over how to handle a PR problem. They don't have the Reality Distortion Field to rely on any more.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/21/2012
100% Apple new iPad review
Source: It Pro English
Although LTE of little use in the UK for now, the Retina display still makes the new iPad a highly desirable tablet, though it may a short while for apps and web sites to fully exploit it. The fact that prices are the same as the old model is impressive too, although the cheapest 16GB model may not have enough capacity for heavy tablet users.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/19/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Apple iPad (2012) Verizon Wireless Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Apple could be accused of delivering more of the same with the new iPad. More pixels, more speed, better camera. And that's exactly why it's our favorite tablet. This sequel builds on everything we loved about the iPad 2. Is it worth the upgrade? For owners of the original iPad, definitely. iPad 2 owners will need to weigh the benefits of the Retina display and additional graphics oomph versus the expense. Just keep in mind that you'll likely want to get a higher capacity than 16GB if you plan on downloading a lot of games or 1080p video.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/19/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Apple New iPad Wi-Fi only tablet
Source: Reg Hardware English
If you don’t already own an iPad or an Android tablet then the new iPad could be the one that finally breaks down your resistance. It certainly blows away the Android competition and should ensure that the iPad continues to dominate the tablet category – especially with the iPad 2 still on sale at a reduced price. Existing owners of the iPad 2 are faced with a trickier decision. The new display is lovely, but is perhaps more of a luxury than a must-have. But you’ll want it all the same, and all that bottled-up techno-lust will keep the iPad at the head of the pack for another year.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/19/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
iPad Review (2012)
Source: Ubergizmo English
I hope that this review has given you a good idea of how it is to use the new iPad in the real world. If it did, share it, like it and spread the word out. If there are things that were not clear, or that I did not cover, feel free to leave a question below, and I’ll do my best to address it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/19/2012
83% Apple iPad (3rd gen) review
Source: PC Pro English
If, on the other hand, you’re on the hunt for your first tablet, it's very difficult to recommend anything else. The new iPad's screen isn’t only a joy to use, it makes other tablets feel dated by comparison.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/19/2012
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 67% features: 100% ergonomy: 100%
100% Apple new iPad review
Source: V3.co.uk English
This could be due to the minimal upgrade it offers on the iPad 2 - more on this in our full new iPad versus iPad 2 head to head review, to follow soon - or rising competition from Android tablets such as the Asus Transformer Prime, which comes with a quad-core processor, 1280x800 10.1in screen, and keyboard dock that pushes the tablet to up to 18 hours of battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/18/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% New Apple iPad
Source: PC Mag English
If you want a large-screen tablet, the new iPad is the one to buy. While the 16GB iPad 2 costs $100 less ($399), you're likely to be staring at this thing for a couple of years. The smooth, ultra-clear images on the new Retina display are more than worth the difference.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/17/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
New iPad vs. Android Tablets: Is It Game Over?
Source: PC World English
No one knows how successfully Apple's rivals will respond to the challenge posed by the new iPad. But it's going to be fun to watch non-Apple tablets and operating systems as they come to grips with this powerhouse tablet.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/16/2012
90% Apple iPad (third generation) family
Source: PC World English
Although the extra weight is a disappointment, in the scheme of things it doesn't hurt the new iPad's ascent to the throne. Apple remains firmly ahead in terms of an app ecosystem, with more than 200,000 apps deemed "iPad" apps. The new, high-resolution display will pose some challenges to the iOS developer community, but I have no doubt that the community will rise to the occasion quickly, thanks to Apple's insular product strategy.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/16/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
Third-Generation iPad: The Macworld Review
Source: PC World English
The new iPad is just that: The iPad, updated for a new year and millions of new iPad users. It's not smaller or lighter, but it's got a remarkable screen, a much better rear camera, and support for cellular networking that can run at Wi-Fi speeds. It's the iPad that millions of people have embraced, only one year better.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/15/2012
3rd Generation iPad Reviews: Retina Display "Stunning", LTE Speeds Impressive
Source: MacRumors English
The embargo has lifted on the reviews for the 3rd Generation iPad, and they are starting to trickle out. Here are links and summaries of some of the more prominent reviews:
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/14/2012
New iPad Review (3rd Gen)
Source: Slashgear English
Steve Jobs would have approved of the new iPad. With its focus on the holistic experience rather than individual boasts around its constituent parts, it’s the epitome of the Post-PC world the Apple founder envisaged. No lag or delay; no frustrating cloud settings or arcane minimum software requirements. Simply pick up, swipe, and you’re immersed in a joined-up ecosystem. Apple doesn’t need another revolution, it has already started one, and the new iPad brings a fresh degree of refinement to a segment in which it is undoubtedly the king.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/14/2012
Apple New iPad 3 Review: Hands-on
Source: T3 English
The new iPad looks and feels almost identical to the Apple iPad 2 at first glance, but it brings a fair bit more to the table, not least the impressive Retina display with that massive screen resolution. The result is pin-sharp images and huge improvements in video playback from the Apple iPad 2.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/09/2012
Apple new iPad vs iPad 2 comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
Overall the new iPad is a decent upgrade from the iPad 2 in a number of key areas. The retina quality display is the most impressive and there’s a faster processor and better cameras. 4G connectivity is a good upgrade but irrelevant for UK users at the moment. Apple has managed all this and stuck to the same price points as the iPad 2 and maintained the 10 hour battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/08/2012
Hands on with the Apple iPad 3
Source: Reg Hardware English
At least Apple isn't charging extra for the new machine – it matches last year’s pricing, starting at £399 for the 16GB Wi-Fi only model, rising to £659 for the 64GB 3G/4G version. Apple is taking orders now, and the new kit will arrive on 16 March.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/08/2012
Apple new iPad hands-on
Source: Slashgear English
“It’s Resolutionary” Apple says of the new iPad, and we have to agree. We’ve just grabbed some hands-on time with the new Retina Display iOS 5.1 tablet, and the difference from the iPad 2 – which, remember, stays on sale alongside it – is vast. The pixels in the 2048 x 1536 display are, at regular arm’s length, completely indistinguishable: it’s only when you get up close that you can make them out.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/07/2012
Apple iPad 3
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Last but not least there’s the question of value, where the iPad 3 continues to impress because it won’t cost a penny more than the iPad 2 did at launch. That means the 16GB Wi-Fi model can be yours for as little as £399, which is superb value for the amount of tech the iPad 3 packs into its casing no matter how you look at it. Do keep in mind though that, unlike on an Android tablet, memory is not expandable, so you’re stuck with what you buy. Unfortunately, Apple charges a rather hefty £479 for the 32GB Wi-Fi model and it goes up from there, bringing it more in line with the kind of pricing we were expecting for Apple’s newest tablet. The new iPad/iPad 3 will be available in most countries on the 16th of March.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/07/2012
100% Apple iPad 3 Review
Source: Stuff TV English
With its Retina Display, 1080p video and quad-core graphics, the new iPad – or iPad 3, whatever you want to call it – is without a doubt the best tablet you can buy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%
82% Das Dritte ist das Beste
Source: Connect - 5/12 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 04/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 87% features: 70% mobility: 96% ergonomy: 84%
93% Das neue iPad
Source: Chip.de - 5/12 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 04/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 93% features: 93% display: 87% mobility: 81% ergonomy: 100%
100% Tablet-Frühling
Source: PC Magazin - 5/12 German
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 04/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%
iPad vs. Android
Source: c't - 8/12 German
Display very good, equipment very good, battery runtime very good, office performance good, graphics performance very good, app-store very good
Comparison, , Long, Date: 04/01/2012

 

Apple iPad mini

Specifications

Apple iPad miniNotebook: Apple iPad mini
Processor: Apple A5
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX543MP2
Display: 7.9 inch, 4:3, 1024x768 pixels
Weight: 0.308kg
Price: 329 euro
Links: Apple homepage
 iPad (Series)
 iPad mini (Model)

Average Score: 88.08% - very good
Average of 12 scores (from 24 reviews)

 

90% Review Apple iPad Mini Tablet | Notebookcheck
The new number one? Apple has now introduced a smaller tablet featuring a 7.9-inch IPS screen called iPad Mini besides its iPad 4. The older Apple A5 dual-core SoC and a lower screen resolution reduce costs. But will this also have an impact on performance and quality?
New Nexus 7 2 (2013) vs iPad Mini tablet comparison review: Apple's best value tablet can't beat the new Nexus 7
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
The original iPad mini is a really good deal. If I was investing in a new iPad it would be the one to go for. It's priced to shift and despite a display that has now been superseded by the best it remains a great device. But as Android has improved the Nexus devices have queered the pitch for everyone else. The Nexus 7 2 is not just cheap, it's really good too. And so if you are prepared to take a dive into the waters of Android, it is a great choice - and cheaper than the cheapest iPad.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/11/2014
Apple iPad mini 2 Retina vs original iPad mini comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
The new iPad mini is a tablet for which many people have been waiting eagerly. With it's 'better than HD' Retina screen and new, much faster processor, it's a considerably better tablet. But it's also more expensive, while the old model is still on sale at a lower price.Maybe you already own an iPad mini and are wondering whether to upgrade. The decision isn't easy, but we're here to help. Read on to find out whether to buy an iPad mini 2 or not.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/24/2013
Apple iPad mini vs Google Nexus 7 2 comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
A key battle in the small tablet market is the iPad mini vs Nexus 7. Well Google has announced the Nexus 7 2 so we see how it compares to the iPad mini in our comparison review.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 07/25/2013
Apple iPad Mini vs Google Nexus 7 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Nexus 7 remains the best option for those on a budget - £159 is a steal. Apple's iPad mini is also a great device with a lot to like if you want to spend the extra money. While the Galaxy Note 8.0 is the most expensive (we await the cellular model price), you have to remember it's a phone and tablet in one device.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/08/2013
100% iPad Mini review
Source: T3 English
At £269, it's also the cheapest iPad you can buy – the iPad 2 starts at £329, the new iPad: £399. This fact alone will mean it adorning many a Christmas stocking this year. This isn’t to say that the bigger iPad doesn’t have a place, it does - at home. But in the wild and in positions that require you to hold it unaided for longer periods of time, the Mini steals the show. Whether you buy this over a Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire HD comes down to your perception of value and image. But, with all considered, we’d say it was the best of its breed
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Apple iPad mini review
Source: PC Advisor English
The iPad mini is a premium small tablet, with a price to match. It's a shame Apple couldn't have included a Retina screen and newer processor - expect the next iPad mini to get those updates. This Wi-Fi only model also lacks GPS. It's not cheap by any stretch, especially if you want more storage spare or the 3G/4G cellular version, but it's great value compared to a full-size iPad. You can save £80 by buying a Nexus 7, which has double the storage, GPS and NFC, but if you must have an iDevice, it won't disappoint.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
iPad mini Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
Although Apple’s co-founder Steve Jobs once said “10-inch screen size is the minimum size required to create great tablet apps”, Apple has recently seen the light and identified the sub-10” tablet market as viable, compelling and worth fighting for. To that end, the iPad mini was introduced, and at the end of the day, it is simply a small iPad 2 with a better camera.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/15/2012
iPad mini video review
Source: PC Advisor English
This is a supremely well-built mini tablet that will almost certainly be a runaway hit with consumers. The smaller, dare we say cuter, size makes it nearly ideal as an eBook reader, as well as a device for all the other manifold tasks that are now possible from a collosal number of useful apps ready to install.
vídeo review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/14/2012
80% Apple iPad Mini review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Summing up, the iPad Mini is a great device, featuring good build quality, brilliant software and surprisingly good battery life. The only drawback is that, as is the case for all Apple products, you pay a premium for the brand. Still, for those already invested in the Apple ecosystem, perhaps with an iPhone and Mac computers, the iPad Mini is a great choice for anyone seeking a tablet, with its iOS integration features more than making up for its slightly disappointing screen and A5 processor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/13/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Apple iPad Mini vs Google Nexus 7 vs Amazon Kindle Fire HD head to head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Overall winner: Nexus 7 Having put all three devices to the test, we have to say the clear loser is the Amazon Kindle Fire HD. Boasting average performance and grating software, the tablet doesn't live up to the standards set by its iPad Mini and Nexus 7 competition, even if it is cheap. That said for new users not embedded within any ecosystem, we have to say the Nexus 7 does offer better value for money, costing £100 less than the iPad Mini while boasting better performance, albeit with slightly less solid build quality.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/13/2012
83% Apple iPad mini review
Source: PC Pro English
No matter what your fiscal sensitivities, though, you have to admire Apple for what it’s done with the iPad mini. It may not have a high-density display, or the latest silicon, and it might be a little too expensive, but its beautiful design, light weight, broad screen, great cameras and fantastic battery life set it clearly out in front of the compact tablet pack.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/09/2012
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 83% features: 100% ergonomy: 100%
iPad mini Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
Impossible choice: you don’t own a tablet or an iPhone, but want a great tablet for home use or for travel entertainment. If watching movies, listening to music, basic email and web browsing are your main interests, you could get a much better deal with the Google Nexus 10 tablet ($399+) which obliterates the iPad mini for $70 more, or the Google Nexus 7 ($199) which is comparable to the iPad mini for $120 less. For a mere $20 more than the iPad mini, you can get a larger Asus Transformer TF300 tablet. Finally, you can also check Amazon’s Kindle HD devices, if your life revolves around consuming Amazon services.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2012
80% Apple iPad mini (Wi-Fi)
Source: PC Mag English
As someone who's used the Nexus 7, I can tell you that the apps for that tablet are good. They aren't as good, but they're good enough to save you some money, and the lower price, sharper screen, longer battery life, and more comfortable one-handed form factor make the Nexus a better tablet overall. While we recommend the iPad mini, the Nexus 7 remains our Editors' Choice for small tablets.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/07/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% iPad Mini review
Source: T3 English
Summing up Apple products can seem like déjà vu, as many of our opinions remain whether we’re looking at a Macbook or an iPhone. Like BMW or Dyson, you’re paying for the research, design, craftsmanship and brand association when handing over money for an iThing.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Apple iPad Mini 8in tablet review
Source: Reg Hardware English
By all means, compare the tech specs and prices with those of the new wave of Android mini-tablets, and no doubt you’ll conclude that Apple has launched an overpriced and under-specced turkey. But make the effort to find an iPad Mini on display, pick it up and try it out for yourself. It’s only with the product in your hands that you’ll start to appreciate what makes it so special.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple iPad mini review
Source: PC Advisor English
The iPad mini is a premium small tablet, with a price to match. It's a shame Apple couldn't have included a Retina screen and newer processor - expect the next iPad mini to get those updates. This Wi-Fi only model also lacks GPS. It's not cheap by any stretch, especially if you want more storage spare or the 3G/4G cellular version, but it's great value compared to a full-size iPad. You can save £80 by buying a Nexus 7, which has double the storage, GPS and NFC, but if you must have an iDevice, it won't disappoint.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% ergonomy: 90%
iPad mini Review: Apple aims for the everyman
Source: Slashgear English
As the pre-launch rumors proliferated, some questioned whether Apple really needed a product that slotted in-between the 4-inch iPhone and iPod touch, and the 9.7-inch iPad. Others questioned what sort of price bands Apple would target: whether the iPad mini would be a budget option to directly take on the spray of low-cost Android tablets.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/30/2012
iPad mini review
Source: PC Advisor English
If you think the iPad mini is just a small iPad, well, you’d be right. But it really needs to be seen to be understood. It’s tiny, light, and has great fit and finish. Its screen is good, but most definitely not of Retina quality. When you see one, and hold one, you’ll know if you want one. We’d direct you to your nearest Apple Store to check one out for yourself...but until November 2, you won’t be able to.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/24/2012
Apple iPad Mini vs Amazon Kindle Fire HD vs Google Nexus 7
Source: V3.co.uk English
Even though Apple has the gorgeous design and user-friendly OS, and we’re sure the performance will be super speedy like its current iPhones and iPads, the price just doesn’t add up. Paying another £110 on top of the Kindle Fire HD’s price tag for a device that offers the same storage and high quality screen is a tough sell.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2012
100% Apple iPad Mini Review
Source: Stuff TV English
If the thought of dropping over £300 on a big iPad has stopped you from joining the Apple slab brigade so far, the iPad Mini should look very tempting right now. And if you’ve ever thought the iPad was just too big, or if you’re the kind of person who carries both a big-screen tablet and a Kindle every day, the iPad Mini could well be the only device you really need. It looks sexy, you’ll barely notice it in your bag, and it’s got the apps to back up that price tag.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%
96% Apple iPad mini Wi-Fi (16 GB)
Source: SFT - Heft 10/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 96%
80% Apple iPad mini
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
98% Teszt: Retina kijelzős iPad mini – Ragyogj!
Source: Wikitech HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 98% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 100%
Apple iPad mini – подробни тестове и анализ на батерията
Source: Tablet.bg BU→EN
Positive: Excellent performance; good baterry life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/26/2013

 

Apple iPad 4

Specifications

Apple iPad 4Notebook: Apple iPad 4
Processor: Apple A6x
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX554MP4
Display: 9.7 inch, 4:3, 2048x1536 pixels
Weight: 0.652kg
Price: 599 euro
Links: Apple homepage
 iPad (Series)

Average Score: 91.7% - very good
Average of 10 scores (from 20 reviews)

 

84% Review Apple iPad 4 Tablet | Notebookcheck
Apple's new iPad: 3+1 = Retina. Apple presents two new iPads. The Mini is small and the 4th version of the iPad is named "iPad with Retina display". Got it? The question is: do the A6X chip, a better front camera and Lightning interface justify a new name?
iPad Air vs iPad 4 comparison review: Which is the best full-size iPad?
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
If you're on the iPad 3 or earlier, the iPad Air is a highly appealing buy, and a bit of a bargain, we'd say. But paying the same price all over again a year (or less) after shelling out for the iPad 4 may be less clear-cut, unless you're flush with cash. Do you find your arm aching after using your iPad 4? If you find this annoying, the iPad Air is the answer to your prayers. But for us - and, we'd guess, for most users - arm ache is only an occasional annoyance, and not really worth spending upwards of 400 quid all over again.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/31/2014
80% iPad 4 with Retina display review: Is the iPad 4 a good budget alternative to the iPad Air?
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
To sum up our review, we think Apple's iPad 4 with Retina display is a superb tablet that won't let you down, with a fast processor and superb build quality. The last nine months have seen apps and games grow ever more demanding, putting the iPad 4's A6X processor in a still stronger position, and this is clearly the most future-proofed of Apple's iPad offerings. iPad 3 owners, nevertheless, may not wish to upgrade unless they're attracted by 4G's potential for faster mobile web access - 4G will get better, but for now remains expensive and limited in its coverage. Strongly consider the ultra-portable iPad mini, which is slower and can't match the sparkling display but is cheaper and will do the job for most users.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
iPad Air vs iPad 4 head to head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
It perhaps will come as little surprise that the iPad Air has won in a head-to-head review over its predecessor, the iPad 4, but is it worth the upgrade? We think so. While there's not that much in the way of new specs beyond the upgrade to Apple's 64-bit A7 chip and the firm's iOS 7 operating system, the iPad Air is so much more comfortable to use due to its slim profile and low weight.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/12/2013
Nexus 10 vs iPad 4 vs Microsoft Surface Pro head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Summing up the battle of the flagship tablets, the Apple iPad 4 manages to win out by triumphing in three out of the six categories over its rivals. Apple's tablet trumped the Surface Pro and Nexus 10 as our favourite for design and display, and proving the best out of the bunch for battery life. Despite winning half the categories, the Apple iPad 4 failed to win the major battles of performance and software, losing out to the Surface Pro due to its ability to run the full version of Windows 8. However, we felt Microsoft's tablet failed to deliver on too many occasions, such as in design and display to warrant a win over Apple's high-class device.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/20/2013
90% Apple iPad 4 review: is this the best tablet money can buy?
Source: PC Advisor English
The fourth-gen iPad looks no different from the iPad 3 (and even iPad 2) with Apple sticking to the same rectangular shape with rounded corners and chamfered edges. There's no change in dimensions so it's 186 x 241 x 9.4mm and it weighs 652g (662g for the cellular model). Of course if you don't like the size of the iPad, there's always the iPad mini as a smaller option.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 100% features: 90% workmanship: 100%
Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4 tablet comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
After the budget friendly price of the Google Nexus 7, it's no surprise that the Nexus 10 is cheaper than the iPad. The Nexus 10 starts at £319 for the 16GB model while the equivalent iPad costs £80 more at £399. The price gap is slightly bigger for the 32GB models – a gap of £90 with the Nexus 10 at £389 and the iPad at £479.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/29/2013
90% iPad 4 review
Source: PC Advisor English
Current iPad 3 owners needn't bother upgrading unless you desperately want 4G connectivity. For everyone else, the iPad 4 is the quickest iPad yet and a solid choice for a tablet in which we can barely find fault.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 100% features: 90% workmanship: 100%
100% iPad 4 review
Source: T3 English
The iPad 4 is definitely the best full-size iPad yet, but if you have a third-gen model, you may feel that six months is too soon to upgrade. Perhaps Apple thought the same, so it delivered a gentle rather than a killer upgrade, though the speed improvement over the last model is evident.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/19/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%
Apple iPad vs Microsoft Surface RT vs Google Nexus 10 head to head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Despite very stiff competition from its new rivals, the Apple iPad retains its crown as top 10in tablet, boasting a compelling complete ecosystem offering, a decent - albeit not on a par with the Nexus 10's - screen, fast performance and excellent battery life. However, we should point out that for those looking for a full-on laptop replacement, the Surface RT is currently the only valid option, featuring support for Microsoft's email and a full version of Office 2013. The only downside of this is that people wanting to use the Surface in this way will have to buy its Touch Cover keyboard add-on, which adds an extra £80 to the device's cost.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/04/2012
83% Apple iPad (4th gen) review
Source: PC Pro English
We can’t say that the fourth-generation iPad is an entirely positive upgrade, then. It’s massively quick, and remains our A-List tablet due to its sumptuous screen, the general quality of its hardware and the fantastic selection of tablet-specific apps and games in the App Store. However, that reduced battery life does put a dent in its overall appeal.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 83% features: 100% ergonomy: 100%
Microsoft Surface RT vs iPad 4 comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
It really is difficult to say one of these tablets is "the tablet you should buy" as the needs of each person are completely different. We can say - in very loose terms - that if you're looking to buy a tablet to be used alongside your laptop, then the iPad 4 is probably the more polished of the two. However if you want a tablet that you can put in your bag and use instead of your laptop, then you'd have more of a fighting chance with the Surface (and its Touch Cover) in your arsenal. On a side note it's worth mentioning again (in case you missed it) the iPad 4's app store wipes the floor with the Surface's, so if it's apps you're after, then we suggest you go for the iPad 4 all day long, however, if the Surface gets its apps in order then it has the potential to be huge and a real game changer.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/20/2012
iPad with Retina Display video review
Source: PC Advisor English
With 4G connectivity the iPad 4 is the quickest iPad yet and a solid choice for a tablet in which we can barely find fault. We award four and a half stars.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/12/2012
100% Apple iPad (4th Generation, Wi-Fi)
Source: PC Mag English
The previous iPad received 4.5 stars; I dinged it for its A5 processor. At the time, I told iPad 2 owners to wait for the next model. And this is it. The fourth-generation Apple iPad is the only product I have ever personally rated five full stars because it represents the tablet state of the art.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/09/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%
85% Apple iPad 4 Wi-Fi only tablet review
Source: Reg Hardware English
It’s daft to say Apple’s fourth-generation iPad is its best yet - how could it not be? If you're sure you want an iPad, fanboy or not, it's the one to go for. Still, there’s no need at all to upgrade if you have an iPad 3, of course - wait for the 5, at least. I wouldn’t go from an iPad 2 if it wasn’t for the retina display, though the new model’s performance hike is welcome. Having to cope with a new connector is less so, but new buyers won’t be overly inconvenienced, though they may baulk at the price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/08/2012
Rating: Total score: 85%
90% iPad 4 review
Source: PC Advisor English
Current iPad 3 owners needn't bother upgrading unless you desperately want 4G connectivity. For everyone else, the iPad 4 is the quickest iPad yet and a solid choice for a tablet in which we can barely find fault.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 100% features: 90% ergonomy: 100%
Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4 tablet comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
The latest challenger to Apple's iPad has arrived in the form of Google's Nexus 10, made by Samsung. Unlike the Nexus 7, Nexus 10 is a direct competitor with the iPad and deserves one of our comparison reviews. We haven't got our hands on the Nexus 10 so this review is based on the specifications.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/05/2012
iPad Review (4th Gen): Big tablet, Bigger speed
Source: Slashgear English
The third-generation iPad arguably didn’t need refreshing; in fact, if Apple hadn’t opted to change to Lightning, it could realistically have held off changing its largest tablet until early 2013, as per its typical yearly refresh cycle. That makes for a reasonably straightforward upgrade decision if you’re a 3rd-gen iPad owner. Unless you’re desperate for Lightning – perhaps you’ve also got an iPhone 5, and want to use all the same accessories rather than buy the adapter dongle – then we’re yet to see apps that really demand the potent A6X chipset.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/30/2012
100% Apple iPad 4 Review
Source: Stuff TV English
The sneaky iPad 4 takes our tablet top spot almost by default. There are no cosmetic changes to swoon over but this is a seriously slick, turbo-charged version of our favourite slate, and all for the same price as the outgoing iPad 3.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%
99% Apple iPad 4 WLAN
Source: SFT - Heft 10/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 99%
Apple iPad 4 im Test: 6X sells
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/28/2013

 

Apple iPad Air

With a weight below 500 gram, the iPad Air sets a new benchmark for portability. Packed with 10 hours of battery life and trademark Retina Display, iPad Air is a worthy upgrade from previous-generation iPads. Carrying the latest Apple i7 chip, this tablet is very portable yet powerful.

Design-wise, the tablet looks neat with its aluminum unibody and super thin 7.5 mm form factor. Its sleek 9.7 inch display design is not only practical for on-the-go user, but also for those who seek an ergonomic tablet. Your hands will not feel burdened by its weight, which seems to be the problem for most tablets with the same display size. The build quality is solid due to its carefully refined bevels that remove the sharp edge. The new iOS 7 also fits well with the iPad Air. It makes it seem like a whole new experience even for veteran Apple user. With the wide range of accessories, it can even serve as a multipurpose work and entertainment center.

This device is a major upgrade from its predecessors in both hardware and performance. User looking to upgrade their iPad should not think twice in choosing the new iPad Air. And due to the user-friendly iOS, it is a good investment for newcomers alike.

Specifications

Apple iPad AirNotebook: Apple iPad Air
Processor: Apple A7
Graphics Adapter: Imagination PowerVR G6430
Display: 9.7 inch, 4:3, 2048x1536 pixels
Weight: 0.464kg
Price: 479 euro
Links: Apple homepage
 iPad (Series)

Average Score: 91.21% - very good
Average of 33 scores (from 69 reviews)

 

90% Review Apple iPad Air Tablet | Notebookcheck
Love is in the air. The fifth generation of Apple's big seller is now available for purchase. Finally, the California-based company unveils a thinner device -- and at a height of a mere 7.5 mm (~0.3 inches), it has certainly earned the name "Air". The new A7 processor, familiar from the iPhone 5s, is at work in the newest iPad as well -- and it even clocks at a higher frequency than in its pocket-sized sibling. How did the iPad Air fare in our test laboratory? Read on to find out...
Galaxy Tab S vs iPad Air head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
With the iPad Air having one round to the Galaxy Tab S's four, the Samsung tablet is the clear winner of this head to head review. Featuring a better display, better camera and noticeably better battery life, the Galaxy Tab S is one of the finest tablets currently available. However, with four of the rounds having resulted in draws and the iPad Air remaining the more secure option, it was a closely fought battle and the Galaxy Tab S's victory isn't too surprising considering how far through its product lifecycle the Apple tablet is.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 07/31/2014
Review: Nine months with the iPad Air
Source: Gizmag English
The iPad Air is the first iPad that doesn't have any obvious room for improvement. Of course Apple will improve it before long, likely with a Touch ID fingerprint sensor and some other unknown upgrades. But we're getting to the point where the iPad doesn't really need anything else. All the most important areas – weight, thickness, screen quality, battery life and performance – are all in great shape. If you want an iPad that you won't need to upgrade for several years, then the iPad Air is a great place to start.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/28/2014
iPad Air
Source: It Pro English
The iPad Air is a fantastic piece of kit. The design, build quality, performance and battery life are all superb. This will suit those wanting a device to browse the web, check emails, view documents and consume multimedia content. But the iPad Air is not going to suit everyone, particularly when it comes down to cost.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2014
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 vs iPad Air: the big tablets compared
Source: PC Advisor English
It’s too early to say which tablet is the best, as we still need to test performance, battery life and camera quality among other things. It’s clear that the Tab S 10.5 is a strong rival to the iPad Air, but for those who own other Apple products the iPad Air may remain the obvious choice.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 06/25/2014
100% Apple iPad Air
Source: Expert Reviews English
Now, with the iPad Mini with Retina Display, you can have the same resolution and performance, so the choice you have to make really comes down to size. If you travel all of the time and want a tablet that you'll barely notice you're carrying, the iPad Mini with Retina Display is the clear choice. If you carry your tablet less often and want the benefits of a larger screen, the iPad Air is the clear winner and it's not actually that much bigger. In terms of size, price and performance the iPad Air is our favourite tablet.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
iPad Air vs Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet comparison review: which 10in tablet is best?
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
The Xperia Z2 Tablet is definitely a solid rival that could cause some minor concern for Apple, so let's hope the company is innovating hard behind the scenes to launch something that enables us to write a comparison review in the future that can recommend the iPad without a shadow of a doubt, because right now, it's tricky to be completely convinced that Apple's ahead of the game.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 06/10/2014
Surface Pro 3 vs iPad Air comparison: Surface Pro is twice the device... but you'll still buy the iPad
Source: PC Advisor English
First things first: these are two outstanding devices. The iPad Air is the best 10in tablet around for media consumption, communication, games, web browsing and social media. If you want to make your commute more bearable and to surf the web while you watch TV, head for the iPad. But if you can afford it and it makes sense to you to carry only one device that is PC, tablet and laptop, the Surface Pro 3 is a truly stunning achievement.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/22/2014
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 vs iPad Air comparison: Can the Surface Pro 3 rival Apple's iPad Air?
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
Overall, while the iPad Air and Surface Pro 3 are both tablets, they're aimed at very different audiences and are therefore difficult to directly compare. The Surface Pro 3 is designed to fit the needs of professionals who would prefer not to carry around both a laptop and a tablet. Perhaps they're creatives, or businesspeople, or even journalists. The iPad Air can cater to those audiences too, but not always entirely, and that's what Microsoft has been trying to point out (it says 96 percent of iPad owners also own a laptop). But the iPad Air is still very powerful, can achieve most day-to-day tasks, and also offers up thousands of tablet-optimised apps for your entertainment, communication, education and productivity.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 05/20/2014
iPad Air vs iPad mini 2 Retina comparison review: Which iPad is best?
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
Which iPad would we recommend? Obviously that depends on your needs. If portability is top priority, the iPad mini 2 remains the best option, although the iPad Air is so much slimmer and lighter than previous 'full-size' iPads that it's close to catching up. The iPad Air can be used one-handed for quite a long time without tiring the arm, which makes it great for reading - although if that's all you want to do with your iPad, you could save some money and just get the old iPad mini (or a Kindle, at that). The A7 processor on the new iPads make them superb games machines, and ideal for photo and video editing, especially for the next few years as such apps get more demanding.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/20/2014
iPad Air vs Xperia Z2 Tablet comparison: thinner, lighter, faster than iPad Air - why you should choose the Xperia Z2 tablet
Source: PC Advisor English
Ultimately it is a matter of personal preference. Both these tablets stand head and shoulders above the rest of the 10in tablet world. They are thin and light, well made, designed and built. They offer great displays and excellent performance, decent cameras and so on. and they are priced the same. The main difference is that the iPad Air runs iOS7 and the Xperia Z2 Tablet runs Google's Android OS. Both have their supporters - which one are you?
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/30/2014
iPad Air vs Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet comparison review: which 10in tablet is best?
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
As users of Apple products including Macs and iPhones, the iPad Air is the natural and more fitting choice for us. We'd choose the iPad Air not only due to its stunning design and easy to use software, but also because it ties in well with the our Apple ecosystem including iCloud, our purchased apps and our AirPlay compatible speakers. The Xperia Z2 Tablet is definitely a solid rival that could cause some minor concern for Apple, so let's hope the company is innovating hard behind the scenes to launch something that enables us to write a comparison review in the future that can recommend the iPad without a shadow of a doubt, because right now, it's tricky to be completely convinced that Apple's ahead of the game.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/28/2014
iPad Air review: Apple's fast, sleek, amazingly lightweight tablet
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
The iPad Air is the finest tablet currently available to humanity. But the same was once true of the iPad 4; is this enough of an improvement to warrant an upgrade? The Air has two main advantages over the iPad 4: it's slimmer and lighter, and it's faster. The former is an appealing upgrade, since the iPad 4 can tire the arm when used one-handed, particularly for reading. But the latter won't make much difference for most users right now, since the iPad 4 is already more than powerful enough to deal with current apps. If you're on the iPad 3 or earlier, on the other hand, the Air is a no-brainer: a gossamer-light, gorgeous-looking, Lightning-compatible tablet with a super-fast processor and a decent price tag. Five months on we remain delighted with the iPad Air, its sleek looks and its super-slick performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/23/2014
iPad Air vs iPad 4 comparison review: Which is the best full-size iPad?
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
If you're on the iPad 3 or earlier, the iPad Air is a highly appealing buy, and a bit of a bargain, we'd say. But paying the same price all over again a year (or less) after shelling out for the iPad 4 may be less clear-cut, unless you're flush with cash. Do you find your arm aching after using your iPad 4? If you find this annoying, the iPad Air is the answer to your prayers. But for us - and, we'd guess, for most users - arm ache is only an occasional annoyance, and not really worth spending upwards of 400 quid all over again.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/31/2014
100% Apple iPad Air review
Source: Expert Reviews English
There's no doubting that with the iPad Air Apple has made its best tablet so far. It's absolutely beautiful to look at, has a stunningly fast processor, excellent battery life and an amazing touchscreen. While the iPad 4 is far from out-of-date, the power and size on offer here could be compelling enough of a reason to upgrade. For most people, we think the hardest decision is going to be one of size, and whether they should buy the iPad Air or the smaller, but identically specced, iPad Mini with Retina Display. It's a tough call and the incredibly lightness and slim case of the iPad Air may just swing it for the larger tablet: it's something we'd happily carry everywhere. It's our new Ultimate award-winning tablet and the best you can get.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
Apple iPad Air vs Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
As users of Apple products including Macs and iPhones, the iPad Air is the natural and more fitting choice for us. We'd choose the iPad Air not only due to its stunning design and easy to use software, but also because it ties in well with the our Apple ecosystem including iCloud, our purchased apps and our AirPlay compatible speakers.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 03/06/2014
100% iPad Air review: Apple's sleek, fast, amazingly lightweight tablet
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
The iPad Air is the finest tablet currently available to humanity. But the same was once true of the iPad 4; is this enough of an improvement to warrant an upgrade? The Air has two main advantages over the 4: it's slimmer and lighter, and it's faster. The former is an appealing upgrade, since the iPad 4 can tire the arm when used one-handed, particularly for reading. But the latter won't make much difference for most users right now, since the iPad 4 is already more than powerful enough to deal with current apps. If you're on the iPad 3 or earlier, on the other hand, the Air is a no-brainer: a gossamer-light, gorgeous-looking, Lightning-compatible tablet with a super-fast processor and a decent price tag. Three months on we remain delighted with the iPad Air, its sleek looks and its super-slick performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet vs iPad Air vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014): the weigh-in
Source: Stuff TV English
On paper, the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet beats its rivals across most of our categories, but that battery life is a niggling concern; will it be enough to make best use of its features? For the time being, Apple's iPad Air is still comfortably ensconced in the top spot on our Top 10 Tablets list. But we foresee the latest Sony tablet giving it a run for its money. Check back for our full review of the Xperia Z2, and our updated showdown.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 02/27/2014
Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 vs iPad Air head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Even though the iPad Air scored an impressive five stars when we reviewed it on release last year, since then the market has moved on and having won four of our nine rounds to the iPad Air’s three, we’ve got to give the best enterprise tablet award out of these two devices to the Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2in. However, with two of the rounds resulting in draws the battle has been a close one and both tablets certainly have merit in the workplace. The Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 offers users a sizeable display, an array of productivity-focused applications and services, a robust battery life and a useful S Pen stylus. But to counter this, the iPad Air boasts a more travel-friendly design, more robust security and is significantly cheaper.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 02/18/2014
80% iPad Air review - latest iPad is great, but is the iPad still the best tablet?
Source: PC Advisor English
In many respects a triumph, the iPad Air also introduces compromises to hit the low-weight/thin-case targets. Sound quality through the new stereo speaker has deteriorated, and although a matter of taste we found the iPad mini-style case loses the premium feel of preceding generations of iPad. The iOS 7 interface, not popular with every user, cannot be avoided on this device and it suffers some stickiness in app zooming. Ultimately though the iPad Air will suceed by simple nature of its new weight – the lose of almost 200g is so significant to its handling, and means it could encroach on E Ink ebook readers; only with the power and versatility, not to mention gorgeous colour screen, of a real iPad.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
iPad mini 2 Retina vs iPad Air comparison review: Which new iPad should I buy?
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
Which iPad would we recommend? Obviously that depends on your needs. If portability is top priority, the iPad mini 2 is still the best option, although the iPad Air is so slim and light that it's close to catching up; the iPad Air can be used one-handed for quite a long time without tiring the arm, which makes it great for reading - although if that's all you want to do with your iPad, you could save some money and just get the old iPad mini. The A7 processor on the new iPads make them superb games machines, and ideal for photo and video editing, especially for the next few years as such apps get more demanding. But the iPad Air has the larger screen to go with those activities - we'd rather edit movies on a 9.7in screen, and games are more immersive on the larger device. Hopefully we've summarised the strengths and weaknesses of Apple's new iPads effectively, but our last word would be this: if you heart is set on one of the new iPads, is portability or the screen your first priority? The two lines have got closer on both fronts, but the iPad Air remains the best option for a stunning visual experience, while the iPad mini 2 is a great buy if you want to slip a fast, powerful computing device in a handbag or rucksack pocket.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 02/10/2014
70% Apple iPad Air Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The Apple iPad Air starts at Rs 35,900 for the 16GB, Wi-Fi model and we feel this is a bit too much for what’s on offer. The drastic weight loss and new internals aside, we don’t see why someone would buy the Air instead of the 32GB iPad mini with Retina. Not only are you getting double the capacity but it’s spec-for-spec identical to its larger sibling. We’ve also seen that 16GB is simply not enough for iPad apps and your media files, so there’s another problem. If Apple had fitted a better camera (8MP iSight from the iPhone 5) and Touch ID (from the 5s), then there would be a better distinction between the two tablets and perhaps, the high starting price of the Air could be justified. Overall, if really must have the extra 1.9-inches of the Air, then go for it but we strongly suggest you get the equally well equipped 32GB iPad mini with Retina for the same price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Apple iPad Air Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The Apple iPad Air starts at Rs 35,900 for the 16GB, Wi-Fi model and we feel this is a bit too much for what’s on offer. The drastic weight loss and new internals aside, we don’t see why someone would buy the Air instead of the 32GB iPad mini with Retina. Not only are you getting double the capacity but it’s spec-for-spec identical to its larger sibling. We’ve also seen that 16GB is simply not enough for iPad apps and your media files, so there’s another problem. If Apple had fitted a better camera (8MP iSight from the iPhone 5) and Touch ID (from the 5s), then there would be a better distinction between the two tablets and perhaps, the high starting price of the Air could be justified. Overall, if really must have the extra 1.9-inches of the Air, then go for it but we strongly suggest you get the equally well equipped 32GB iPad mini with Retina for the same price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Apple iPad Air 16GB WiFi Review
Source: Think Digit English
This is truly the new iPad we've wanted for a long time, at least as far as the design and form factor is concerned. With the iPad Mini, it was clear that Apple's focus would be on improving the portability and use comfort. The only drawback is that the thinner aluminum on the back does not feel as solid as the previous generations. But, without doubt, the best tablet in the market is now even better.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
iPad Air vs Nexus 10 head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
For yet another year Apple has secured its place as king of the 10in tablet space. However, given the fact that the Nexus 10 is over a year old at this point, this isn't really all that surprising. We're amazed that the Nexus 10 managed to stack up as well as it did against Apple's new iPad Air given its age. We can't wait to see what Google has up its sleeve for the next Nexus 10, and, given the ongoing usefulness of its original, it will undoubtedly be impressive.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 12/05/2013
A Grounded Evaluation Of The iPad Air
Source: Hot Hardware English
Summarizing the iPad Air is tricky business. One one hand, Apple has done some great things here, most notably with the physical design. The iPad Air isn't just lighter than its predecessor, it's almost half-a-pound lighter, which is a significant reduction in weight that's both noticeable and appreciated.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2013
Apple iPad Air video review: it's all about the weight
Source: PC Advisor English
In many respects a triumph, the iPad Air also introduces compromises to hit the low-weight/thin-case targets. Sound quality through the mono speaker has deteriorated, and although a matter of taste we found the iPad mini-style case loses the premium feel of preceding generations of iPad.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/20/2013
100% iPad Air review
Source: Techradar English
Make no mistake - Apple has finally nailed the tablet with a great combination of specs, power and a decent OS. It's a joy to hold the iPad Air. From the clever construction to the fast processor to the improved user interface, Apple has found an answer to every criticism we had of the device and then some. You've seen the score, and for those keeping tabs you'll realise this is TechRadar's first five-star tablet. It's a device with almost no flaws - it's not just Apple's best tablet, it's the only tablet you should be considering this Christmas if you're keen on a larger screen.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 90% performance: 100% features: 90% workmanship: 100%
90% Apple iPad Air: The TechSpot Review
Source: Techspot English
The display on the iPad Air is no longer the highest resolution panel found on a tablet but it continues to look as good as ever. I have zero complaints with the IPS display as colors and text were sharp and vivid while brightness remained a strong point. The 4:3 aspect ratio will still cause some to gripe compared to 16:9 offerings that are more suited to video and the outdoor performance isn’t anything to write home about. Either way, I suspect this screen will continue to be used in future iPads as there’s simply nothing wrong with it. If you’re looking to pick up a full-sized tablet this holiday season, the iPad should be near the top of your list if Android isn’t a priority for you. In the event you already own an iPad, an upgrade to the Air should be a justifiable investment should you have the third generation tablet or older. If you’re rocking the fourth generation, I would probably stick with it until next year’s model shows up.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% iPad Air review: Apple's thinner, faster iPad is a triumph... with some compromises
Source: PC Advisor English
In many respects a triumph, the iPad Air also introduces compromises to hit the low-weight/thin-case targets. Sound quality through the new stereo speaker has deteriorated, and although a matter of taste we found the iPad mini-style case loses the premium feel of preceding generations of iPad. The iOS 7 interface, not popular with every user, cannot be avoided on this device and it suffers some stickiness in app zooming. Ultimately though the iPad Air will suceed by simple nature of its new weight – the lose of almost 200g is so significant to its handling, and means it could encroach on E Ink ebook readers; only with the power and versatility, not to mention gorgeous colour screen, of a real iPad.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
90% Apple iPad Air
Source: BCW - Business Computing World English
Apple has always said that the iPad isn’t intended to replace a laptop, and if you need to run the full version of Microsoft Office then there are many Windows laptops, as well as tablets such as the Microsoft Surface, that will be more suitable. However, the arrival of Apple’s iWork and Microsoft Office Mobile proves that the iPad Air can certainly handle productivity software when it needs to.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
iPad Air vs iPad 4 head to head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
It perhaps will come as little surprise that the iPad Air has won in a head-to-head review over its predecessor, the iPad 4, but is it worth the upgrade? We think so. While there's not that much in the way of new specs beyond the upgrade to Apple's 64-bit A7 chip and the firm's iOS 7 operating system, the iPad Air is so much more comfortable to use due to its slim profile and low weight.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/12/2013
AIR TIME! Our expert cosies up with the new top-end iPad
Source: Reg Hardware English
Apple always likes to talk about the “magical” experience of using the iPad, and holding the iPad Air in my hands does remind me of what it was like when the very first iPad was launched. I can understand why the fanbois who already own the iPad 4 weren’t tempted to queue overnight to buy the iPad Air, but people like me who have an older iPad may well find the urge to upgrade hard to resist this Christmas.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/12/2013
100% iPad Air
Source: It Pro English
When Apple unveiled the iPad Air, many dismissed it as simply another rehash with a faster processor. The iPad Air is the best iOS tablet to date – with a sleek design, excellent performance and battery life. But be warned: the 16GB of storage on the entry level model will get used up quickly by large 64-bit apps, so it's worth considering the 32GB option if you're an app junkie.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% iPad Air review
Source: PC Pro English
Given that the iPad 4, with the backing of the App Store and its huge selection of tablet-specific apps, was our favourite tablet before this one came along, there's only one conclusion: the iPad Air replaces the iPad 4 at the top of our A-List tablet category. It's quite simply the best tablet around.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 83% performance: 100% features: 100% workmanship: 100%
90% iPad Air review: The best tablet gets better
Source: PC World English
The iPad was already the best large tablet out there. If it had any deficiencies, it was really in terms of weight and size, and that’s where the iPad Air shines. It’s still got a battery that will last for 10 hours, and now it’s twice as fast as it was before, opening the door for even more apps that can boost personal productivity or just entertain you that much faster. It’s right there in the name: The iPad Air is still an iPad, but it’s lighter and thinner and twice as fast to boot. If you want a tablet you can comfortably hold with one hand, look elsewhere. Otherwise, look no further than the iPad Air.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Apple iPad Air review
Source: Stuff TV English
Calling this the iPad Air could be seen as a gimmick: a marketing ploy designed to invoke the excitement of an all-new product, when in fact so much is carried over from previous iPads. But the truth is that the iPad Air is every bit the dramatic update its name suggests.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 90% display: 100% workmanship: 100%
80% Apple iPad Air
Source: Wired Magazine English
The iPad Air features an impressively slender form factor and, thanks largely to its A7 processor and optimizations in iOS 7, it still manages to perform twice as fast and deliver just as much battery life as its predecessor. In fact, Apple’s latest tablet, as it exists, is definitely one of the best (if not the best) tablet out there right now. However, I can’t help but feel that it could be even better. Where’s my TouchID? How about a bigger, better camera on this late 2013 tablet? I suppose this opens the opportunity for an iPad Pro, with such premium features. Or just next year’s Air. But I can’t help but want them now.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% iPad Air review
Source: Techradar English
Make no mistake - Apple has finally nailed the tablet with a great combination of specs, power and a decent OS. It's a joy to hold the iPad Air. From the clever construction to the fast processor to the improved user interface, Apple has found an answer to every criticism we had of the device and then some. You've seen the score, and for those keeping tabs you'll realise this is TechRadar's first five-star tablet. It's a device with almost no flaws - it's not just Apple's best tablet, it's the only tablet you should be considering this Christmas if you're keen on a larger screen.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 90% performance: 100% features: 90% workmanship: 100%
100% iPad Air review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The iPad Air is the best overall 10-inch tablet you can buy by quite a margin. The huge weight reduction makes the larger of the two iPads a far more attractive option again, while retaining all the iPads traditional strengths such as its unrivalled collection of tablet optimised apps. A revolution it isn't, but we find it very hard to see how Apple can top this version now.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 80% performance: 100% features: 100% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100%
100% iPad Air review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The iPad Air is, undoubtedly, the best iPad Apple has produced yet, and by far the most comfortable full-sized tablet we've used. We're not sure the inclusion of a 64-bit chip is worth users getting too excited about yet. While it offered a slight bump in performance, and likely aided the improvement in battery life, the iTunes App Store is still desolate when it comes to 64-bit optimised apps. The only real improvement – besides the slightly better performance and battery life – is its design, and the new-look thin and light tablet makes it worth the upgrade.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Apple iPad Air 9.7-inch Tablet Review
Source: Comp Reviews English
Apple's new iPad Air is impressive small considering the features and performance that it manages to pack into it. The design mimics that introduced by the Mini but it still feels incredibly well built and solid. Performance has received a significant boost and the battery life is still one of the best available on the market.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Apple iPad Air
Source: PC Mag English
The iPad Air isn't going to please everyone, but it'll please most people. Just as there's more than one great computer, there can be more than one great tablet: The slender iPad Air lifting its touch-centric apps up on a pedestal, the simple Kindle Fire helping everyone along, and the businesslike Windows tablets shuttling their Office documents and Photoshop files. As with the iPhone 5S, Apple is trying to make both the hardware and the OS step into the background here, so you can better enjoy the apps. The best iPad, Apple implies, is one that disappears.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Hands on: iPad Air review
Source: Techradar English
It's hard to put into words how much Apple has improved the iPad, offering a stunning level of detail and power with a build quality that's unrivalled. But the reduction in thickness, and especially weight could well ensure that the iPad Air is the finest tablet on the market. We can't wait to get our hands on one for longer and really put it through its paces - stick around for our in-depth review, which we'll bring you in the very near future,
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2013
90% Apple iPad Air Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
At just over 1 pound, not only is the Apple iPad Air lighter than the competition, but it outshines, outperforms and lasts longer than similarly priced tablets. Plus, the Retina display looks as crisp as ever, and you get valuable productivity and content-creation apps for free. Apple's huge tablet app advantage versus Android also shouldn't be overlooked.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
iPad Air Review
Source: Slashgear English
The iPad Air is the no-compromise tablet. Beautiful display, crisp design, premium build quality: it’s the gold-standard by which tablets are judged, and rightly so. If Apple’s full-sized slates had fallen into the shadow of their mini brethren over the past twelve months, the iPad Air brings the larger tablet right back into the spotlight.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/29/2013
100% Apple iPad Air review
Source: Stuff TV English
Calling this the iPad Air could be seen as a gimmick: a marketing ploy designed to invoke the excitement of an all-new product, when in fact so much is carried over from previous iPads. But the truth is that the iPad Air is every bit the dramatic update its name suggests.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 90% display: 100% workmanship: 100%
iPad Air review
Source: Engadget English
Surprise: the iPad Air is the best iPad we've reviewed. In addition, though, it's also the most comfortable 10-inch tablet we've ever tested. Not every manufacturer can produce a thin and light device without also making it feel cheap or flimsy, but Apple nailed it. Factor in a sizable boost in performance and battery life, and the Air is even more compelling.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/29/2013
What people love about the iPad Air: review of reviews
Source: Reseller News English
Our reviewer's mind was put at rest by a brief hands-on with the new tablet: "The iPad Air feels solid enough - despite its low weight, it was sufficiently stiff to set our minds at rest concerning 'snapping accidents'.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/28/2013
Apple iPad Air
Source: Mac & i - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/16/2014
99% Apple iPad Air
Source: SFT - Heft 3/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 99%
90% Tablet-Leichtgewicht mit Retina-Display
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 95% features: 80% display: 100% ergonomy: 90%
98% Apple iPad Air Wi-Fi + 4G (128 GB)
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 98%
80% Im Test: Apple Ipad Air
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
99% Apple iPad Air
Source: SFT - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 99%
93% Apple iPad Air
Source: Chip (Print) - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 93% features: 92% display: 97% mobility: 74% emissions: 100%
92% Apple iPad Air Wi-Fi + 4G (16 GB)
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 92% display: 91% mobility: 96%
77% iPad Air: Das neue Apple-Tablet mit iOS7 im Test
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 77% features: 85% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
Apple iPad Air
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 12/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Die neue Referenz der 10-zölligen Tablets
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: premium tablet; excellent performance; outstanding workmanship; amazing display; very good camera
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/22/2013
90% Ein Top-Tablet noch besser gemacht
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Positive: impeccable display; high quality workmanship; practical handling
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
iPad Air und iPad mini Retina im ersten Test
Source: Focus Online German DE→EN
Positive: low weight; chunky dimensions; good performance; high display resolution
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/30/2013
92% Recenzja tabletu Apple iPad Air
Source: Tablety Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/03/2013
Rating: Total score: 92%
Apple iPad Air – Воздушное Совершенство
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Powerful and stylish; superior design; high-quality metal body; excellent multimedia capabilities; good autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/06/2014
Обзор Apple iPad Air: вершина эволюции классического планшета
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: thin and light; high-quality screen; a full set of software.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/05/2013
Обзор Apple Ipad Air: Тоньше, Легче И Мощнее
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Excellent clarity and color reproduction quality; very light and thin.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2013
平板电脑 iPad Air对比Surface 2
Source: enet.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 01/02/2014
评测iPad Air:最强平板 没有之一
Source: enet.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/01/2013
Ревю на Apple iPad Air – най-елегантният таблет в още по-красива и мощна версия
Source: Tablet.bg BU→EN
Positive: Wonderful design; aluminum case; thin and light; incredible battery life; high quality IPS screen; high performance; great sound. Negative: Lack of GPS in the Wi-Fi version; lack of a slot for multimedia cards.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/13/2013
iPad Airの実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Positive: Excellent design; good cooling system; high-resolution Retina display; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/08/2013

 

Apple iPad mini Retina

Specifications

Apple iPad mini RetinaNotebook: Apple iPad mini Retina
Processor: Apple A7
Graphics Adapter: Imagination PowerVR G6430
Display: 7.9 inch, 4:3, 2048x1536 pixels
Weight: 0.328kg
Price: 389 euro
Links: Apple homepage
 iPad (Series)

Average Score: 90.63% - very good
Average of 24 scores (from 40 reviews)

 

89% Review Apple iPad Mini Retina Tablet | Notebookcheck
Small device, giant resolution. The new version of the little iPad now has a Retina display, but it is also thicker than its predecessor. Apple also bestowed their 64-bit A7 processor on the little tyke, so it is on equal footing with its big brother. Or is it…?
Galaxy Tab S 8.4 vs iPad Mini head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Having won four rounds to the Galaxy Tab S 8.4's three, the iPad Mini 2 with Retina display is the winner of this versus review. Featuring robust security, significantly better battery life and a cleaner, more intuitive user interface the iPad Mini 2 remains one of the best small form factor tablets currently available.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 08/20/2014
90% iPad mini with Retina display (2013) Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
The iPad mini (2012) was an iPad 2 experience in a smaller form; unable to run iOS 7 properly with all of the animations and transparency effects smoothly and fluidly. But even, so it sold millions. People clearly wanted a smaller iPad. The iPad mini with Retina display improves upon the iPad mini (2012) in every way. It’s now equally as fast as the iPhone 5s and iPad Air with the same A7 processor, M7 motion coprocessor, 1GB of RAM. It’s so fast, it’s obvious that Apple designed this device with the future and iOS 8 in mind.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 vs iPad mini with Retina display: Apple and Samsung's mini tablets go head to head
Source: PC Advisor English
It's difficult to decide which tablet is best without having both devices in our lab for thorough testing. I am an Android user, and would take the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4's larger, higher-resolution screen, more compact size and weight, potentially faster performance, micro-USB port, better cameras and fingerprint scanner over anything the iPad mini has to offer. But if you are a fan of Apple's devices, the software alone may make this decision for you.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 06/25/2014
iPad Air vs iPad mini 2 Retina comparison review: Which iPad is best?
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
Which iPad would we recommend? Obviously that depends on your needs. If portability is top priority, the iPad mini 2 remains the best option, although the iPad Air is so much slimmer and lighter than previous 'full-size' iPads that it's close to catching up. The iPad Air can be used one-handed for quite a long time without tiring the arm, which makes it great for reading - although if that's all you want to do with your iPad, you could save some money and just get the old iPad mini (or a Kindle, at that). The A7 processor on the new iPads make them superb games machines, and ideal for photo and video editing, especially for the next few years as such apps get more demanding.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/20/2014
83% Review: Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display
Source: PC Authority English
Other tablets are substantially cheaper, but the iPad mini is more powerful and longer-lasting, and the sheer quantity and quality of choice in the Apple App Store remain ahead of rival devices. If you can afford it, this is the best compact tablet going.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 100% features: 83% workmanship: 83%
80% iPad mini 2
Source: It Pro English
Overall, the iPad mini 2 represents a huge improvement over the original. The increase in price is just about justified as everything about the iPad mini 2 from the build quality to display oozes quality. It's not as good valaue for money as the Nexus 7 (2013) or as versatile as the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4in, but the mini 2 is a fantastic tablet.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% iPad Mini 2 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The addition of the Retina screen is a real boost to the 8in tablet range from Apple, and it’s impressive that this extra-high quality display and faster processor haven’t dented battery life. We’d definitely award the iPad Mini 2 our top score if it wasn’t for the even higher starting price now attached to the device; it’s a premium 8in tablet but at a very premium cost.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
iPad mini 2 Retina vs iPad Air comparison review: Which new iPad should I buy?
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
Which iPad would we recommend? Obviously that depends on your needs. If portability is top priority, the iPad mini 2 is still the best option, although the iPad Air is so slim and light that it's close to catching up; the iPad Air can be used one-handed for quite a long time without tiring the arm, which makes it great for reading - although if that's all you want to do with your iPad, you could save some money and just get the old iPad mini. The A7 processor on the new iPads make them superb games machines, and ideal for photo and video editing, especially for the next few years as such apps get more demanding. But the iPad Air has the larger screen to go with those activities - we'd rather edit movies on a 9.7in screen, and games are more immersive on the larger device. Hopefully we've summarised the strengths and weaknesses of Apple's new iPads effectively, but our last word would be this: if you heart is set on one of the new iPads, is portability or the screen your first priority? The two lines have got closer on both fronts, but the iPad Air remains the best option for a stunning visual experience, while the iPad mini 2 is a great buy if you want to slip a fast, powerful computing device in a handbag or rucksack pocket.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 02/10/2014
100% Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display review
Source: Expert Reviews English
There's no doubt in our mind that the iPad Mini with Retina Display is the best small tablet. It perfectly balances screen resolution and size with portability, with Apple producing a tablet that fits comfortably in one hand. Build quality is excellent, too, putting this tablet above the cheaper, but still great, Google Nexus 7. Most importantly, with this model Apple has removed any compromise between this and the iPad Air. Personally, we slightly prefer the larger screen of the Air, especially as that tablet doesn't feel a lot bigger than the Mini. Still, if you want to save a bit of money or need a tablet that can be used comfortably in one hand, the iPad Mini is a brilliant choice.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
83% Apple iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display review
Source: PC Pro English
It’s testament to the sheer quality of Apple’s efforts that the iPad mini with Retina display doesn’t feel outlandishly expensive. Other tablets, such as Google’s Nexus 7, or the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX, offer substantially better value, but the iPad mini is more powerful and longer-lasting, and the sheer quantity and quality of choice in the Apple App Store remains ahead of rival devices. For most people, the Google Nexus 7 remains the better buy, but if you can afford it, the iPad Mini with Retina display is the finest compact tablet out there.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 100% features: 83% workmanship: 83%
100% iPad mini with Retina display review, iPad mini 2 fully tested
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
If it’s a smaller, lighter iPad you are after you can’t go wrong with the new iPad mini with Retina display. It’s better than last year’s model in all the ways that really matter, especially in terms of the screen and the speed. While the iPad mini costs slightly more this year than the original iPad mini did at launch, we think the increased cost isa small price to pay for the updated technology. While it would be nice if the iPad mini 2 had slimmed down, it’s hardly fat, and the iPad Air is practically the same thickness.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
Apple iPad mini 2 Retina vs original iPad mini comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
The new iPad mini is a tablet for which many people have been waiting eagerly. With it's 'better than HD' Retina screen and new, much faster processor, it's a considerably better tablet. But it's also more expensive, while the old model is still on sale at a lower price.Maybe you already own an iPad mini and are wondering whether to upgrade. The decision isn't easy, but we're here to help. Read on to find out whether to buy an iPad mini 2 or not.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/24/2013
80% iPad mini with Retina display review: a superb tablet in almost every way
Source: PC Advisor English
The iPad mini with Retina display is a fabulous tablet. The screen is excellent and more than worth the minimal weight gain. Performance is also excellent, and the 64-bit processor makes this much more future-proof than the original iPad mini. The higher price (compared to the original cost of the iPad mini) may be frustrating, but it’s arguably better value than the iPad Air as well as being more portable. If you can afford it, you won’t be disappointed.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
Apple iPad mini with Retina Display
Source: Hot Hardware English
From a design standpoint, there’s really nothing to see here that wasn’t seen already in the initial version of the iPad mini, but the overall package is far more compelling. The form factor suits those who are only interested in smaller tablets that can be used in one-handed operation, but more importantly, the iPad mini with Retina display offers plenty of reasons for those who ignored the first edition to finally bite.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/13/2013
95% Apple iPad mini Retina Review
Source: Techspot English
It’s clear after using the device that the iPad mini with Retina display is the best small-sized tablet that money can buy. Its build quality is second to none, combining a portable form factor with premium materials, and performance that is on-par with the iPad Air, which is exactly what you want to see despite its smaller size. Apart from the performance, the key improvement over the first-generation iPad mini is the display, which packs 3.1 million pixels into a 7.9-inch 4:3 panel. The crispness is certainly eye-catching and fabulous for reading text, and while the display is not without its flaws (gamut-wise), it’s reasonably easy to simply gloss over them. Of course it’s entirely up to whether you prefer the size of the iPad mini or iPad Air, but the former excels in the small-tablet arena.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 95%
80% Apple iPad Mini With Retina Display Review
Source: Comp Reviews English
The iPad Mini with Retina display is such a huge improvement over the original that it is hard to use the new one and even consider looking at the older one. In essence, Apple has taken all the things they did with the iPad Air and then offered them in the smaller tablet and with a $100 lower price than the Air. The display in particular is incredibly sharp and a beauty to behold.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Dear-ly beloved: Apple’s costly iPad Mini with Retina Display
Source: Reg Hardware English
Would I recommend the new Mini? To anyone already in the Apple ecosystem, yes; to OS-agnostic new buyers, no. The new iPad Mini is a very nice mid-size tablet, but I honestly can’t see a reason for Joe Soap to favour one over, say, the Nexus 7, or the Kindle Fire HD or HDX if you don’t mind being tied to Amazon. That’s not because the Mini is an inferior product, simply because it’s a much more costly one.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2013
100% Apple iPad Mini 2 with Retina display review
Source: Stuff TV English
If it wasn’t for the tiny niggles of colour reproduction, performance and price, we’d give the iPad Mini with Retina display the overall tablet crown. Colours look slightly more vivid and accurate both on the iPad Air (which also performs ever-so-slightly better) and key, cheaper rivals such as the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HDX. Then there’s price - now we know the Mini isn’t quite as good as the Air in absolutely every respect, making that £80 difference bigger than it may at first seem. The Retina Mini is now our favourite small tablet, beating the Google Nexus 7 to that coveted second spot in the list of the best tablets you can buy right now, and narrowly missing out on the overall top spot, which remains the lofty perch of its bigger brother, the iPad Air.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% iPad Mini Retina review
Source: T3 English
But if, like us, the size and feel of the Mini is of most importance, it offers such a boost in performance and display quality, it's worth the upgrade. The Retina resolution feels like the missing piece of the Mini puzzle and keeps it at the top of our tablet table. We thought the iPad Air was a stunning piece of technological invention; this just takes all of that goodness and puts it into a device that's more manageable in more real-life situations. We love it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% iPad mini 2 Retina review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Just like the iPad Air before it, the iPad mini 2 has a strong case for being crowned the best tablet in its class. However, the iPad mini 2 comes with a serious set of solid and very price-conscious competitors. The iPad mini Retina has improved exactly where it needed to. Better screen, better camera and much faster processor are all present, but it’s not a wildly different experience from the original iPad mini. That’s no bad thing as the iPad mini 2 is one of the best small-form tablets on the market, even if the extra cost is a little hard to justify.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 100% features: 100% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100%
as good as the Air, just smaller
Source: Engadget English
In the course of a year, the iPad mini has hit puberty, and matured quite a bit. It's an iterative update, for sure, but one that makes it vastly better than the original. Because it now offers a Retina display, fast connectivity and a powerful processor, the mini now shares top-tier product status with the iPad Air. This is precisely the iPad mini we've been waiting for, but it comes with a price hike of $70 over last year's model.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/15/2013
iPad mini Retina Display review – the holy grail of tablets
Source: Slashgear English
As upgrades go, you can’t fault the iPad mini with Retina display. Apple took the two biggest complaints – speed and screen – in hand, and returned with a tablet that looks great, performs great, and still delivers on battery life and portability. The tempting option might have been to dilute the update so as to leave the iPad Air clearly in the lead as the full-sized flagship, but Apple is obviously so confident in the equal allure of each model, it has no reason to artificially delineate the range.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/15/2013
90% Apple iPad mini
Source: Wired Magazine English
The iPad mini is exactly the type of product we expect from Apple. Stunning good looks, a display so high resolution it’d take a magnifying glass to pick out the pixels, and unparalleled performance. This is the smaller iPad that should have debuted last year, but hey, better late than never.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Apple iPad mini with Retina Display Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The iPad mini with Retina Display is simultaneously a splurge compared with 7-inch Android tablets and one heck of a value in the context of Apple's own tablet lineup. For $100 less than the full-size iPad Air, you get the same sharp screen resolution and blazing A7 chip in a more compact design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Apple iPad mini With Retina Display
Source: PC Mag English
So you're paying $170 extra here (up from last year's $120 difference) to get iOS apps rather than Android apps. If you're an iPhone user, or you're attracted by unique iOS exclusives like the Infinity Blade series of games, Toca Boca kids' apps, or the iWork office suite, that investment will probably be worth it. But I think all of those apps play even better on the big iPad. If you're looking for cross-platform applications like Kindle book reading, comics reading, casual games, or Web browsing, you can get them on a great tablet that costs a lot less. That makes the iPad mini a very highly rated tablet, but still not quite our Editors' Choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Apple iPad mini Retina
Source: Mac & i - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/16/2014
100% Apple iPad mini Retina Wi-Fi (16 GB)
Source: PC News - Heft 3/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
96% Silber - Klein, leistungsstark und stylisch
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 96% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 95%
98% Apple iPad mini Retina
Source: SFT - Heft 3/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 98%
95% Apple iPad mini Retina
Source: Chip (Print) - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 95% features: 92% display: 94% mobility: 89% emissions: 98%
92% Apple iPad mini Retina Display WiFi + Cellular (16 GB)
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 92% display: 88% mobility: 97%
iPad mini mit Retina-Display im ersten Hands-on-Test
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/12/2013
Apple iPad Mini mit Retina Display
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: compact dimensions; high resolution display
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/17/2013
100% iPad mini Retina, la tablette d'Apple qui a tout d'une grande
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
Apple iPad mini Retina: обзор особо четкого планшета 7,9". ZOOM рекомендует
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/16/2013
Apple iPad Mini Retina – Прикоснитесь К Идеальному
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Excellent display and camera; stylish design; good performance; good autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/28/2014
Обзор Apple Ipad Mini С Экраном Retina. Лучший Компактный Планшет
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Aluminum body; loud stereo speakers; huge database software; battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/14/2013
90% Đánh giá iPad Mini Retina - đắt nhưng đáng tiền
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
83% Recenzja tabletu iPad mini z ekranem Retina
Source: Tablet.bg BU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 83%
Ревю на Apple iPad mini (Retina) – най-добрият мини таблет, но на висока цена
Source: Tablet.bg BU→EN
Positive: Beautiful aluminum case; extremely high performance; screen with great detail, brightness, contrast and color reproduction; long battery life; quality camera; powerful and clear stereo sound. Negative: High price; no MicroSD memory card slot; colors range of the display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/07/2013

 

Comment

Apple: Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation which designs and manufactures consumer electronics and software products. Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system but nowadays Macbooks are also able to run Windows. The company operates more than 250 retail stores in nine countries and an online store where hardware and software products are sold. Established in California in 1977, Apple has about 35,000 employees worldwide and had worldwide annual sales of US$ 32.48 billion in its fiscal year 2008. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Apple reviews


These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

PowerVR SGX535:

PowerVR SGX543MP2: 2 core graphics card with 8 unified shader cores

PowerVR SGX543MP4: 4 core graphics card with 16 unified shader cores

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

PowerVR SGX554MP4: 4 core version for ARM processors, e.g. used in the Apple A6X and Mediatek MT8389

Imagination PowerVR G6430: Multi core (4 cluster) graphics card for ARM processors that supports OpenGL 4.x and ES 3.0

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Apple :

A4: Single core SoC with a Cortex-A8 CPU

A5: System on a Chip (SoC) that is used e.g. in the iPad 2. It contains two 900 Mhz clocked ARM cores and a relative fast PowerVR SGX 543MP2 graphics card.

A5x: Dual-Core System on a Chip (SoC) from Apple used in the iPad 3 with an integrated Quad-Core graphics card (PowerVR 543MP4 most likely).

A6x: SoC from Apple with two ARM cores (own IP) and an integrated PowerVR 544MP4 GPU.

A7:

Apple-developed SoC for use in the iPhone 5S and iPad Air. Offers two "Cyclone" ARM cores (ARMv8, 64-bit) and an integrated PowerVR G6430 GPU.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.308 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

0.7 kg:


86.94%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU

» Asus MeMO Pad 7 ME572CL
Atom Z3560, 7.0", 0.279 kg
» Apple iPad Air
A7, 9.7", 0.464 kg
» Apple iPhone 5S
A7, 4.0", 0.112 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Prestigio Multipad 7.9 inch
SGX544, Mediatek MT8389
» Archos 79 Xenon
SGX544, unknown
» Kogan Agora HD Mini
unknown, Mediatek MT8389
» Acer Iconia A1-830
SGX544MP2, Atom Z2560
» MSI Primo 81
SGX544, unknown
» Acer Iconia A1-810
SGX544, Mediatek MT6589
» Acer Iconia Tab A1-810
SGX544, Mediatek MT8125
» Apple iPad mini
SGX543MP2, A5

Devices from the same Manufacturer

» Apple iPhone 6 Plus
unknown, unknown, 5.5", 0.172 kg
» Apple iPhone 6
unknown, unknown, 4.7", 0.129 kg
» Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch Mid 2014
GeForce GT 750M, Core i7 4870HQ, 15.4", 2 kg
» Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch 2014-07
Iris Graphics 5100, Core i5 4278U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2014-07
Iris Pro Graphics 5200, Core i7 4770HQ, 15.6", 2 kg
» Apple MacBook Air 13" Mid 2013
HD Graphics 5000, Core i7 4650U, 13.3", 1.35 kg
» Apple MacBook Air 11 inch 2014-06 MD711LL/B
HD Graphics 5000, Core i5 4260U, 11.6", 1.1 kg
» Apple MacBook Air 13 MD761D/B 2014-06
HD Graphics 5000, Core i5 4260U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
» Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch 2013-10
GeForce GT 750M, Core i7 4850HQ, 15.4", 2.012 kg
» Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch 2013-10
Iris Graphics 5100, Core i5 4258U, 13.3", 1.563 kg
» Apple iPhone 5c
SGX543MP3, A6, 4", 0.132 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-03- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)