Apple iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display ME279LL/A 7.9 inch 16 GB (Silver) Apple iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display ME279LL/A 7.9 inch 16 GB (Silver) Apple iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display ME279LL/A 7.9 inch 16 GB (Silver) Apple iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display ME279LL/A 7.9 inch 16 GB (Silver) Apple iPad Mini 2 with Retina Display ME279LL/A 7.9 inch 16 GB (Silver)

Apple iPad mini 2 is a high-level iOS device launched back in the year 2013, packed with an extremely powerful 1300 MHz Dual-Core processing unit, a 7.9-inches multi touch capacitive display, and 2 cameras, a 5 mega-pixels back-facing camera and a 1.2 megapixels front camera.

This device is powered by an extremely powerful 1.3 gigahertz Dual-Core 64 bits processing unit, included in the Apple A7 system chip and only 1 GB of RAM memory which is a little disappointing for such a solid tablet. Graphic intensive tasks often uses a lot of processing power, so it has an extra PowerVR G6430 GPU speeding at 600 MHz to take some work out of the CPU. An interesting aspect of the iPad mini 2 is its 16 GB quite large internal storage memory and though it doesn't count with a slot for an SD memory card, it is enough to install a couple hundred applications, although it probably wouldn't be enough if you are fan of the largest games available nowadays.

Talking about its body design materials, this device is mainly made of Aluminium, which gives it a top level finish and high resistance. Apple appears to have forgotten about weight optimization in this 11.68 ounces device. The iPad mini 2 is incredibly slim, being just 0.3" thick. The iPad mini 2 is only 7.87" long, but it is able to fit a a 7.9" screen. The iPad mini 2 is available in 3 different colors, black, gray and white.

This tablet features two cameras, a 5 MP back camera and a 1.2 MP front facing camera. It is also able to capture 1920x1080 Full HD videos at 30 fps. The camera also counts with lots of interesting characteristics: digital image stabilization, auto-focus, face detection shooting, HDR mode, time lapse video and geo tagging.

Apple designed this device with a completely amazing 7.9-inches display, and a resolution of 1536 x 2048 , giving this tablet a delightful image quality. This display uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, and can detect multiple fingers at the same time.

This tablet counts with a big 6471 mAh Li-Polymer non-replaceable battery, enough to provide the Apple iPad mini 2 with an incredibly long battery duration. An issue to take into consideration is that this tablet's battery is not replaceable so you won't be able to replace it when it begins to lose its charge, although with such a huge battery size you will probably replace this tablet before that becomes a real problem.

The iPad mini 2 features Wi-Fi capability (and it can be shared with other devices around, as a mobile hotspot), LTE 4G high performance connectivity or 3G fast connection type, supported by HSPA, EV-DO A, EV-DO B and EDGE technologies. This tablet uses a Nano SIM card for GSM networks.

The iPad mini 2 also includes some interesting features like Bluetooth (for communication with other tablets and accessories), GPS and Near Field Communication (NFC), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

Apple offers this tablet for only 275 dollars, which is somewhat cheap for this kind of tablet. No matter if you are an amateur photographer, want it to play games, will use it for work or want this tablet mainly for internet broswing and social networks, this tablet is definitely the right choice . When buying this tablet you will also get Lightning to USB Cable and USB Power Adapter.

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Device Type:Tablet
Operating System (OS):iOS 8.x, 7.x
Variant:Wi-Fi Only 16 GB
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Also Known As:Apple iPad mini with Retina display
Product code:A1490, A1491, A1489
Dimensions:7.87 x 5.30 x 0.30 inchesMetric19.99 x 13.46 x 0.76 cmImperial
Weight:11.68 ouncesMetric331.12 gImperial
Colors:Black, Gray and White
Accessories:Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter
Release date:2013-10-22
Price:$ 275.00


Screen Type:IPS LCD (16M colors)
Size:7.9 inchesMetric20.1 cmImperial
Resolution:2048 x 1536 pixels
Pixel density:324 pixels per inchMetric127.56 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Apple A7
Processor:Cyclone (Dual-Core 1300 MHz)
RAM Memory:1 GB
Graphics Processor:PowerVR G6430 (600 MHz)
Internal Memory:16 GB
SD Card Slot:No SD card slot


Battery type:Li-Polymer
Capacity:6471 mAh


Back camera:5 megapixels
    Focal length:33mm (35mm equivalence)
Front camera:1.2 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Digital Image Stabilization, Face Detection Shooting, Geo Tagging, HDR Mode and Time Lapse Video


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA, EV-DO A, EV-DO B, EDGE and GPRS

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope and Light Sensor