iPad Mini 1
2017 Buying Advice from Freestyll "The iPad Mini 1 may not have the flashy screen or power of the newer models, but it does everything you would need in your day-to-day. Buy if you want the perfect portable device at the best price or if you want your kids to have their first iPad experience."
Light, slimline and discreet the iPad Mini means that you get the full iPad experience in one cute, paperback book sized and weighted device.
The iPad Mini 1's remarkable holdability merged with its A5 processor, front and rear cameras and access to Apple's App Store made it perfect for day-to-day use. It's fun, addictive and as easy to use as ever, the iPad Mini for some revolutionised media on the move.
Slimline, ultra light design
The first iPad mini delivered potentially the biggest shift in design in iPad history, allowing that ipad experience to become more portable than ever before. The sleek, ultra light design with wraparound aluminium shell not only made it the first iPad that truly feels comfortable in one hand, but also the lightest and slimmest tablet of its size on the market.
Apple A5 Processor
The iPad Mini uses the ultra reliable Apple A5 processor found in the iPad 2, which performs all the duties of a regular iPad, shrunk down, with immaculate ease. The PowerVR SGX543MP2 graphics processor and 512MB RAM means it can play games with a smooth precise feel not before seen in a tablet of this size.
The IPad Mini's 7.9" is larger than other tablets in its category and runs at a 4:3 ratio giving the device a look more akin to a paperback book than a monitor, giving it the most authentic reading experience seen in a tablet. The scratch resistant, liquid crystal display is similar to that found on the iPad 2, and shares the same pixel density (1024x768), however the smaller screen means that the images come across much sharper and clearer than on the larger device.
5MP iSight camera
The iPad mini takes as good a picture as any iPad yet with its 5MP iSight rear-facing camera and Facetime HD front-facing camera, however it is also the easiest to handle and least wieldy of any iPad so it makes taking pictures a much less cumbersome experience.