Categorized | Product Reviews

Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display ME281LL/A (64GB, Wi-Fi, Silver) (Certified Refurbished) Reviews

Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display ME281LL/A (64GB, Wi-Fi, Silver) (Certified Refurbished)

  • This factory refurbished product is tested & certified by Apple to be 100% working and shows no signs of use. Includes all original accessories, Plus a 1 year Apple warranty. Battery & exterior case has been replaced during Apple’s refurbishing process
  • Apple iOS 7; 9.7 Retina display; 2048 x 1536 resolution
  • A7 chip with 64-bit architecture and M7 motion coprocessor
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n) with MIMO; 64 GB capacity
  • 5 MP iSight camera; 1080p HD video recording

The 7.9″ Retina Display makes its debut on the iPad mini, maintaining its enormous 2048 x 1536 native resolution. At 326 pixels per inch, the Retina Display can show up to 3.1 million pixels at a time. The Retina Display is also a capacitive touchscreen so you’ll be able to utilize all the multi-touch gestures of iOS 7. Its smaller form factor makes it easier to hold in one hand. The iPad mini comes in a silver finish.

List Price: $ 545.00

Price: $ 545.00

One Response to “Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display ME281LL/A (64GB, Wi-Fi, Silver) (Certified Refurbished) Reviews”

  1. Anonymous says:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Unsure which iPad to buy? This might help…, November 12, 2014
    John Ryan “Kat is the Brains!” (London, UK) –
    (TOP 500 REVIEWER)

    This review is from: Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display ME281LL/A (64GB, Wi-Fi, Silver) (Certified Refurbished) (Personal Computers)

    Still undecided which iPad to buy? This might help.

    This iPad Mini is not quite the most recent model (it’s been upgraded to the “iPad Mini 2 and from October 2014 the iPad Mini 3″), but it’s still an incredibly beautiful device. Oddly enough, it’s so beautifully easy to use (my one year old daughter loves playing with it), it’s almost doesn’t feel like a computer at all.

    I bought one for my daughter and she absolutely loves it. We sold the previous Android tablet as it just sat in a drawer not being used.

    A word of warning – this review is written for people who’ve never owned an iPad before – and are wondering what all the fuss is about. Don’t read this if you already own an iPad or Mini and are thinking about an upgrade – I’d recommend you simply buy a mini with Retina or an iPad Air.

    Just what’s all the fuss about?
    I used to own a laptop for work, and (very occasionally), it’d sit on my lap on the sofa, and I’d use it for pleasure (eMail, watching films or playing the odd game). Then I bought my first iPad, and the laptop became redundant, a boring “work device”. Hard to explain, but the fact the iPad is so small and light, and you navigate around with your finger by pointing and gently swiping the screen makes the whole experience a lot easier – a lot more fun.

    Even my most “luddite” of friends have been won over.

    It’s incredibly simple and easy to use (it only has one main button), and everyone from my one year old daughter to my 85 year old dad have taken to without problems. It’s size and shape also support using it like a book (literally to read a book or web page), but you can also watch TV and films.

    Personally I’m also paranoid about my password getting “hacked”, and someone running up a huge Amazon bill or buying stuff with my credit card on eBay. Well one of the benefits of the iPad (and iPhone) is it’s “almost impossible” to get a virus – one of the most common ways to get hacked. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use strong passwords, (both Sony and Adobe got hacked), but it’s reassuring to leave the Windows world behind.

    Finally, I love the way these devices (iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, Apple Mac), increasingly work together. The fact you can start a Pages document on your Mac and edit it on your iPad, or take photos on the iPhone, and in seconds see them on the iPad or Mac and display them on the Apple TV.

    The thing is, “it just works”.

    Which model should I buy?
    I can’t comment about Android tablets (apart from the Google Nexus 7 which is well regarded), but in terms of the Apple tablet line-up:-

    iPad mini Size:-

    * iPad mini is a lovely tablet. A 7.9 inch screen and astonishingly light and remarkably thin – it feels like a light-weight book.
    * iPad mini with retina screen. Again 7.9 inch screen, but with the blazingly fast A7 chip and a “retina” (high definition) screen. Worth the upgrade if you can afford it. The HD screen is amazing, and faster chip means it will be a bit more “future proof”.

    Full Size iPad options. (much larger screen – makes a huge difference):-

    The “full size” iPad range:-

    iPad (1st Generation – Launched April 2010)
    * 1Ghz A4 processor with 256Mb memory and storage at 16 to 64Gb. Weighs 680g. 13.4mm thin.
    * 1024×768 screen, but no front or rear facing camera.
    * The “Classic” iPad. Now a collectors piece – but still great to surf the web

    iPad 2 (2nd Generation – Launched March 2011)
    * Faster, lighter and 33% thinner than the first generation. A huge leap in performance and size.
    * Upgraded dual core (2 processor) A5 CPU and 512Mb memory – a faster device. Weighs 601g. Just 9mm thin.
    * Now includes a front and rear facing camera.
    * Great device, but you’ll see a massive difference if you upgrade

    iPad 3 (3rd Generation – Launched March 2012)
    * A significant upgrade. Faster with the incredible “retina” (2048×1536) sharp screen.
    * Uprated A5X CPU and quad core graphics and 1Gb memory – faster again. Weighs 650g. Still 9mm thin
    * Huge screen improvement to 2048×1536 pixels at 264 ppi. Incredibly sharp and clear
    * Upgraded cameras. 1080P (front) and 5MP (rear facing)
    * The last iPad to use the wide (30 Pin) connector. My wife still uses hers daily for web surfing (Oct…

    Read more

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes


Leave a Reply