All iPads Rate your iPad Mini/iPad 4 experience out of 10

Discussion in 'iPad' started by tymaster50, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. tymaster50 macrumors 68030


    Oct 3, 2012
    New Jersey
    about a 8. My mini doesn't have retina and you can really notice it after looking at the iPhone 5. And some of my apps are still stuck in "iPhone mode" so having to put it on 2x makes it look horrendous. other than that I would enjoy it more but I have an iPhone 5 so it's basically just for a bigger screen.

    Also why is the white iPad Mini so desirable? Whats wrong with the black one?
  2. wrkactjob macrumors 65816


    Feb 29, 2008
    Finally was allowed to open my iPad mini today and I would rate it 10/10, brilliant.
  3. bigboar macrumors 6502

    Oct 26, 2012
    the mini I had I would rate a 4. couldn't get over how bad website text looked. the 4 I exchanged it for I would rate an 8 with a deduction for its physical size only. I love everything about it but if a slimmer and lighter version comes out, or an updated mini with way better resolution than the current, I would rate either a 10
  4. clborden macrumors regular


    May 12, 2009
    Derby, CT
    I absolutely love my mini. The lack of retina is a downfall, but its not a deal breaker at all. The size and weight are perfect, and more than make up for its absence. Out of 10, I'd say 8 is about right. Maybe 8.5, but that's just me.
  5. stickybuns macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2011
    I'm very happy with my mini. My only major complaint is that the on screen keyboard often covers text boxes, which is a bit annoying. I've used it for reading e-books without any eye strain, so I have no plans to replace it when the retina model is released--just going to wait until the OS is truly obsolete (e.g. App developers no longer support updates).

    9 out of 10
  6. WilliamLondon, Dec 25, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2012

    WilliamLondon macrumors 68000


    Dec 8, 2006
    10/10, because it's one of the most exciting devices I've ever owned, from Apple or others (including my Kindle, on which I've read 70 books this year alone, though my Kindle is still near the top of greatest devices of all time I've owned!).

    Every time I hold the mini I'm amazed and impressed at how thin and lightweight it feels, yet how sturdy and solid it also feels, like you're holding true quality, and using it is really one of the most enjoyable experiences for me, so definitely a 10/10 (far exceeded my expectations).
  7. dinggus macrumors 65816

    Jan 17, 2012
    I love mine, I use it all the time.

    I've been waiting a month to trade my black Mini in for the white one. I have a white iPhone and I just like the white products better.
  8. Max(IT) Suspended


    Dec 8, 2009
    I can rate my iPad experience since the first contact ...

    iPad: 8/10
    iPad 2: 10/10
    iPad 4: 10/10

    It's perfect for my needs. I was a little bit disappointed by the lack of memory of original iPad ...
  9. 1rottenapple macrumors 68000

    Apr 21, 2004
    Cellular 16gb black ipad mini: resting 9.5/10 :D
  10. daveathall macrumors 68000


    Aug 6, 2010
    North Yorkshire
    Same here, I also rate it 10/10.
  11. dazz87 macrumors 65816

    Sep 24, 2007
    10/10. Can't replace my notebook, but it just works! Not like the pos android tablet I had
  12. nightlong macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2012
    Love my iPad 4 ... 10. Still love my ipad2 as well, it scores less for text but I don't use it for that now, I use it for other things, for which it scores 10.
  13. teknikal90 macrumors 68030


    Jan 28, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    Ipad 4. Around 8.5

    8.5 is sufficient for me though
    Would've liked a lighter version and a faster processor still.
    But love the retina display
  14. Greg. macrumors 6502


    Sep 12, 2010
    London, UK
    Love the people who've just unwrapped one today and can immediately rate it 10/10.
  15. kylera macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2010
    Had mine since mid-November, moved up from iPad 2 and I would rate it 8 of ten. For some reason, mine occasionally drops cellular signal, something I never saw on the 2. I blame iOS 6 for that.
  16. ScottNWDW macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2008
    Orlando, Florida
    iPad 3 I would rate 7/10
    iPad mini I would rate 10/10

    I've had the iPad 3 since the summer after winning it. It replaced my iPad 1 and the main downfall I had with it was that it was just 16GB, where my ipad 1 was a 32GB.

    I've had the iPad mini since a week after it was released and absolutely love it. The iPad 3 just sits around. I would say I am using the iPad mini 98% of the time now and the iPad 2 the other 2%. The iPad mini being so small and light literally comes with me everywhere. Just put it in my messenger bag or backpack and off I go.
  17. mtondreo macrumors member

    Mar 21, 2011
    Using my iPad mini right now and still deciding. I still have my original iPad. The first time I touched a mini was yesterday at the apple store and thought it would be great for wifey and daughter. They surprised me today and I am very impressed, but not sure if I miss the size of the iPad yet
  18. jraske macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2012
    iPad mini = 6/10
    iPad 4 = 9/10

    I have both (and I've owned every iPad to-date).

    Here's my way of thinking . . . The screen is the interface and is the single most important aspect of a touch-based tablet. So, retina displays are clearly superior. And, the Mini's touch targets and text are blurry, small, and a real step backwards for a company that is pushing retina displays. For me, the Mini's screen is the deal breaker.

    That being said, the iPad 4 would benefit from the adoption of the Mini's general form factor, etc. A lighter 9.7" iPad might be perfect . . . But then, a retina Mini might be as well. Either way, we are lucky/fortunate that we cand beats this sort of thing.
  19. syd430, Dec 25, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 26, 2012

    syd430 Guest

    Owned every ipad except the original.

    Ipad 2 -> sold it after several months in 2011 as the pixel density was too low. -> 7/10

    Ipad 3 -> good screen but lacking in grunt for intensive tasks -> 8/10

    Ipad mini -> cheap, crap, compromised toy -> 4/10

    Ipad 4 -> pure nirvana. Blazing speed. Also finally lucky enough to get one with an even screen tint and very pure whites. Havent been able to put the thing down for months. -> 10/10
  20. iPunish901 macrumors 6502


    Aug 6, 2008
    Memphis, TN
    iPad mini 10/10

    Wow people over exaggerated about how bad the screen was. I have retina everything else and it's honestly not that bad.

    I love the size, I love how good it feels, I love everything about this thing.
  21. DelMac macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2012
    My iMac doesn't have retina. My MBAir doesn't have retina. Do I give a caca if my iPad Mini doesn't have retina? Not at all. I bought it on Nov 26 and in the month I've owned it, I rate it an 8 out of 10. And I'd rate it the same even if it had the god status retina display.

    Anyone else notice how some people here seem to think if something is not retina, it's not worthy?
  22. WilliamLondon macrumors 68000


    Dec 8, 2006
    Yep, it's one of those features men can stand around feeling more manly for being able to deride something. Imagine all the men in the neighbourhood gather around one of the neighbours new cars with its hood/bonnet up, staring into the engine block agreeing, "it's not a 4 barrel carb, it's crap, the whole thing is a waste of money, can't believe Joe (the owner) got taken so badly, must have been his wife's decision, yep, he's whipped," complete with spitting and profanity and wire twiddling and engine tapping and prodding that accompanies such a scene. You can just imagine they all exit the scene with a throbbing manhood boost. Can't you see it? The exact same scene unfolds here all the time.
  23. AppleWarMachine macrumors 65816


    Sep 27, 2011
    Michigan, US
    9 out of 10 (because nothing's perfect)...

    I have to subtract a point for it's weight

    Other than that, the size, speed, clarity, everything else...perfect :D
  24. tymaster50 thread starter macrumors 68030


    Oct 3, 2012
    New Jersey
    I've had an iPhone 4 and an iPhone 5, my dell laptop has a hd screen, my ps3 outputs in 1080p or i. I'm used to high quality screens lol, I mean it's worthy and it's not noticeable at first but when you use a retina product the difference becomes noticeable and the text looks blurry as a result. Guess they did it to keep costs down. What good would a retina mini be if barely anyone buys it lol
  25. Browns2212 macrumors regular

    Dec 6, 2012
    Orchard Park, NY
    I've had the iPad 2 since March: 8/10

    Just got the iPad 4 for the family on X-Mas and so far it's just as good, only with a better display and faster processor: 9.5/10

    Love both devices.

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