iPad mini How does iPad Mini 2 handle websurfing and emails?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by MikeAK, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. MikeAK macrumors regular

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    Does the Mini 2 handle basic web surfing and emails well? Is it worth jumping up to a Mini 4?
     
  2. Saberon2014 macrumors member

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    If that's all you're doing, stick with it.
     
  3. rwp macrumors member

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    I own a Mini 2 and use it all the time for web browsing and email. I have a preference for physical keyboards if typing a lot of text, but otherwise works great. I am going to keep my Mini 2 when I get my iPad Pro.
     
  4. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    Web surfing and email are among the most basic tablet functions. Pretty much any brand name tablet can handle them smoothly.
     
  5. MikeAK thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the replies, everyone. My partner is looking for her first ever tablet. She is a very light user and I'm thinking the iPM2 would do fine. Not owning one myself I figured I'd ask here.
     
  6. newellj macrumors 601

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    I was using a Mini 2 until a couple of weeks ago when I splurged on a Mini 4. For those purposes, the only potential issue might be more Safari page reloads on the Mini 2 than the Mini 4 due to the 1GB vs 2GB of RAM difference. You shouldn't see that unless you keep quite a few tabs open, and even then it might not be bothersome.
     
  7. iSheep5S macrumors 6502a

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    64bit chip means your fine for more than just emails and safari. The Mini 2 is an Air 1 internally. I game, browse, YouTube, social network etc.

    My wife has had the Air one for over a year with no issues.
     
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed, the mini 2 will work fine for you OP.
     
  9. MikeAK thread starter macrumors regular

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  10. colodane macrumors 6502a

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    I have a mini 2 and it works just fine for all of your intended usage. With iOS 9, the split screen is great for surfing web while checking email.
     

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