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

MikeAK

macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 26, 2011
108
24
Does the Mini 2 handle basic web surfing and emails well? Is it worth jumping up to a Mini 4?
 

rwp

macrumors member
Oct 13, 2015
78
148
LA, CA, US
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.
 

joeblow7777

macrumors 603
Sep 7, 2010
5,968
6,760
Web surfing and email are among the most basic tablet functions. Pretty much any brand name tablet can handle them smoothly.
 

MikeAK

macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 26, 2011
108
24
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.
 

newellj

macrumors 604
Oct 15, 2014
7,298
2,305
East of Eden
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.
 

iSheep5S

macrumors 6502a
Jun 4, 2013
548
248
Scotland
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.
 

colodane

macrumors 6502a
Nov 11, 2012
789
254
Colorado
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.