Thursday, November 8

iPad Mini: First Impressions





Apple iPad Mini, White 16g Wi-Fi, £269

It is no lie, I absolutely love my new iPad. I come from a family who is literally Apple obsessed. With 4 iPhones, 2 iMacs, 3 Macbooks, 3 iPads, Apple TV and 5 iPods in one house alone, its fair to say we've got enough. My mum has her own businesses and works in the AV industry, so can buy all these things trade price. However, I bought mine from Apple after being on the waiting list, it was really hard to get my hands on one for days! 

Despite my family having two already, I've never really been interested in an iPad before. I always looked at the Kindle Fire and other tablets on the market which are just as good to be fair. The iPad was always a bit bulky and heavy for me. Over the past year, I've done lots of travelling on my own and carrying my laptop is just so inconvenient.  Therefore, when I heard about the release of the Mini, I desperately wanted it.

I justified that I'll be using it for plenty of things. Watching films, reading books,  blogging, editing pictures and videos, access to my website and running it easier, emails, apps for entertainment...the list is endless! The only thing that's annoying is connecting to a Wi-Fi connection, but you can use a 'Personal Hotspot' from your iPhone.

Do I think it's worth it? Yes, but it totally depends on what you'll be using it for. Personally, it makes travelling more convenient. Especially as I switch between staying at home and my boyfriends house during the week too. The size is perfect for me, fits in one hand! You can see in the picture above that it's a lot thinner than the normal iPad, especially around the thickness of the screen. You could say its just a "big iPhone" but its more than that to me. It's fit in my handbag and is the middle ground between my phone and macbook. I'm so glad I got it, I'm going skiing over Christmas and it means I'll be fully entertained, can edit videos with the iMovie app and Skype Rich on Christmas Day. Without carrying my latop!

What do you think?
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47 comments

  1. So jealous :) I really want an iPad :p love the photos x

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  2. It looks so great! I'm desperate to get my hands on one! The actual screen looks a brilliant size too. xx

    LittleGlitter.org

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    1. it really is, the pictures don't do it justice! x

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  3. Ohhh it's tiny :) I love my iPad its permanently attached to my arm haha x

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  4. Nice to see my name in the picture lol. I wish i could afford the IPAD, it looks really good, but i am hoping to get a cheaper tablet next month if my money dont get messed up

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  5. Jealous, desperate to get a ipad. Maybe christmas x

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  6. Ahhh man i am desperate for one!!! The mini-ness is just perfect for me ! Great post x

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  7. I've been looking at this, and I'm thinking of getting one for my birthday (April Next year arghh) but I'm getting the Iphone 5 for christmas, so do you think it's worth it? x

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    1. I've had my iphone for a year before investing in this, see how you get on with the 5 but yes, because the iPad does more than the iPhone x

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    2. Thank you! Yeah i'll see how I get on with the iPhone before hand, I travel quite a bit so reading your review I am tempted, i'm abit obsessed with apple too :) x

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  8. I love my iPad mini! I use it a lot for school. I use to use my iPad 2, but its just way too heavy to carry around all day. The iPad mini is perfect for me!

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  9. It's so pretty! And it looks really 'professional' too haha. I wish my family was so apple obsessed! I love the apple products.. But my dad is convinced you can't do as much on it as a windows computer or laptop. :( xxx

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  10. love it! I desperately want to get an ipad but cannot decide between the mini or the ipad 4?! xxxx

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  11. Love it I really would like one x

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    1. It's definitely the best thing I've bought x

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  12. I really want one but i keep hearing that their second release with have retina display, which apparently is a really good thing. I don't know whether to wait or not, do you think its worth the price it was?

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    1. The screen is pretty good to be honest, I don't think you'll see a huge difference! Definitely, it's about £100 cheaper than the bigger one and just as good. x

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    2. Would you comfortably be able to read a book on it?

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  13. I've been wanting one of these, but I think I'm going to get an iPod touch instead ;-)

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    1. I've heard good things about the new iPods! x

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  14. I'm getting one for my birthday! I'm so excited<3

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  15. Very nice. It's a lot better price than the iPad and more portable but I think a bigger screen is nicer to watch films on.
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    http://www.daniellesdiscerningeye.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I agree, it suits me better. The screen is pretty good for films! x

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  16. Ahh it looks great. I really want the iPad too but ithink I might just go for the mini :)

    x Love M

    WWW.shesaidfashion.blogspot.com

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  17. I was always saying that I would never get an iPad because it seemed really useless to me, but I'm glad I made the decision to get it a year ago. I LOVE it!

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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    1. definitely! they're amazing and I'm joined a the hip with mine! x

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  18. Need one in my life. Do you have a regular sized ipad too?? Do you see a difference in screen quality at all? I always said I didn't need one but like most things, they're a novelty but I still cave eventually! :)

    http://wwww.la-vida-fresa.com xo

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    1. you definitely do! my brother does, hence the comparison photos, the mini is in the middle :) not at all, apple quality is amazing anyway, there really isn't much different! I knew I wanted this the minute I heard about it! x

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  19. I really want an iPad but not really the mini but you are convincing me to get one! Thanks for the review, it will help me decide on which one I will purchase!

    Jackie
    http://fashionxfairytale.blogspot.com

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  20. Oh the mini is cheaper and just as good, in m opinion better! No problem, thanks do reading :) x

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  21. I have been dying for one when they emailed me about it! My birthday is in 8 days, I have been hinting my whole family... I have entered giveaways out the you-know-what...

    AND i just read this whole post to my husband... HEHEHEHEEHHEE

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  22. Great post! Mine is meant to be arriving on Friday and I can't wait! x

    www.youcantastethebrightlights.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. Thanks for review, it was excellent and very informative.
    thank you :)

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