Apple iPad mini with Retina display, 16GB, Wi-Fi £319 with £30 cashback so possibly  £289 @ Currys (now in stock)
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Apple iPad mini with Retina display, 16GB, Wi-Fi £319 with £30 cashback so possibly £289 @ Currys (now in stock)

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Found 12th Nov 2013
The new Apple iPad mini with Retina RRP £319
Also available for store collection
Claims for cashback must be made between 21 and 60 days after purchase.


iOS7
326 ppi
Apple A7 processor


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should this not be in computers?

Original Poster

Andwoo

should this not be in computers?


Sorry. Changed it

This or the iPad Air?

Original Poster

loop

This or the iPad Air?

I would go with this one. Has the same specs, A7 processor and cameras as the air only a bit smaller and lighter. And you get higher ppi because it has the same resolution in a smaller screen size. And its also cheaper

SuperEd

same price at Tesco (although oos at present prob until thursday) but there is a £30 voucher aval so no waiting on cashback if you want to wait

goonertillidie

same price at Tesco (although oos at present prob until thursday) but … same price at Tesco (although oos at present prob until thursday) but there is a £30 voucher aval so no waiting on cashback if you want to wait



yes im waiting for tesco dont want to wait ages for the £30 to be paid back

An extra £10 off for those with O2 Priority moments - Offer is £10 discount when you spend £100 or more.

Unless i'm reading that wrong

Ordered.
I like Mini's size better than iPad Air.
ordered silver+white version.
£289 is a great deal for Retina iPad mini.

Javster

An extra £10 off for those with O2 Priority moments - Offer is £10 d … An extra £10 off for those with O2 Priority moments - Offer is £10 discount when you spend £100 or more.Unless i'm reading that wrong



Looks to be in store only this.

Good deal

Any idea about RAM?

planet2sky

Any idea about RAM?



Random-access memory (RAM /ræm/) is a form of computer data storage. A random-access device allows stored data to be accessed directly in any random order. In contrast, other data storage media such as hard disks, CDs, DVDs and magnetic tape, as well as early primary memory types such as drum memory, read and write data only in a predetermined order, consecutively, because of mechanical design limitations. Therefore, the time to access a given data location varies significantly depending on its physical location.

Today, random-access memory takes the form of integrated circuits. Strictly speaking, modern types of DRAM are not random access, as data is read in bursts, although the name DRAM / RAM has stuck. However, many types of SRAM, ROM, OTP, and NOR flash are still random access even in a strict sense. RAM is normally associated with volatile types of memory (such as DRAM memory modules), where its stored information is lost if the power is removed. Many other types of non-volatile memory are RAM as well, including most types of ROM and a type of flash memory called NOR-Flash. The first RAM modules to come into the market were created in 1951 and were sold until the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Hope this helps

Daughter bought me the iPad mini back in April when I was going into hospital for surgery and then further lengthy treatments thereafter. I know there are lots of a Apple haters, but this has been a godsend, as I've practically never been off it since April. Well worth whatever money she paid at the time, so if anyone is thinking of investing, I for one can thoroughly recommend, and I dare say the new ones have even more features. Tesco or Currys (maybe Tesco just shades it if they get back in stock soon) as that would be better without the lengthy cashback wait. Just my tuppence worth. Heat for this anyway, as it's a good deal.
Edited by: "lowrieh1" 12th Nov 2013

please post tesco link or is it in store only? and what deal is it in tesco??

With the currys quidco cashback currently on a 10% bonus aswell this is a great deal

Original Poster

ajmitchell

please post tesco link or is it in store only? and what deal is it in … please post tesco link or is it in store only? and what deal is it in tesco??


Here is the link: tesco.com/dir…972
And you use the code TDX-KW3Q to save £30 when you spend over £300 on tablets.

all wifi no wifi-4g

Heavenkiss

With the currys quidco cashback currently on a 10% bonus aswell this is a … With the currys quidco cashback currently on a 10% bonus aswell this is a great deal



Not really that great! The normal cashback rate is 1.5% of £319 = £4.79. So there is an additional 10% on that which would be £0.48!

Would probably be even less as they normally calculate the cashback on the net price excluding VAT.

luvclub

Not really that great! The normal cashback rate is 1.5% of £319 = £4.79. S … Not really that great! The normal cashback rate is 1.5% of £319 = £4.79. So there is an additional 10% on that which would be £0.48!Would probably be even less as they normally calculate the cashback on the net price excluding VAT.



Your right, for some reason I had them down as 5% cashback at the moment which is boosted to 10%, but that 10% is indeed not the cashback rate but a bonus on the cashback that isn't even 5% but 1.5%

Ignore me and thanks for clarification. I think i'll wait for tesco and get the clubcard points!

Heat thanks for this, i ordered on the apple store as at the time there wasnt any ipad mini retina displays listed on currys or argos etc so i coulndt find any deals. Thanks for the heads up on currys, cancelled my apple store order! Got my ipad air with the £30 in store credit deal last week so the get anohter £30 from currys this week is awesome!

£60 saved in 2 weeks just from using HUKD, love this site!!!!!
Edited by: "Foley2001_uk" 12th Nov 2013

lowrieh1

Daughter bought me the iPad mini back in April when I was going into … Daughter bought me the iPad mini back in April when I was going into hospital for surgery and then further lengthy treatments thereafter. I know there are lots of a Apple haters, but this has been a godsend, as I've practically never been off it since April. Well worth whatever money she paid at the time, so if anyone is thinking of investing, I for one can thoroughly recommend, and I dare say the new ones have even more features. Tesco or Currys (maybe Tesco just shades it if they get back in stock soon) as that would be better without the lengthy cashback wait. Just my tuppence worth. Heat for this anyway, as it's a good deal.



Never had anything apple before but had an ipod touch for my birthday last July. Have many Android devices and up until then had no interest in anything from the half eaten fruit.

The ipod has grown on me so much that ive surprised myself. I decided I'd get a mini some months back and have now committed to the 16gb retina (Thanks Op!).

So you can expect me to be sat in both camps from now on

Tempted to go for 32GB - Anyone else not think 16GB is too small for an ipad?

Anyone any experience watching movies on this screen too? I find iphone too small so hoping this is sweet spot.

Heavenkiss

Tempted to go for 32GB - Anyone else not think 16GB is too small for an … Tempted to go for 32GB - Anyone else not think 16GB is too small for an ipad?Anyone any experience watching movies on this screen too? I find iphone too small so hoping this is sweet spot.


Had the mini for a year now. Best device ever. The screen is fine for watching movies, browsing the web and reading books is great on it. Only negative i can think of is that the larger iPad is more suited to reading very dense pdf files with lots of texts and diagrams, other than that the mini is perfect. I can only imagine the retina mini is a huge leap over an already fantastic product. Definitely get 32gb, 16gb is pathetic with how big apps are nowadays unless you intend to use it mainly for streaming and have only a few apps.
Edited by: "adnan_moham" 12th Nov 2013

davver99

yes im waiting for tesco dont want to wait ages for the £30 to be paid … yes im waiting for tesco dont want to wait ages for the £30 to be paid back



yeah, me too

Paid only slightly more than this for iPad 4 at Tesco a couple of weeks ago with the 30 off voucher.

davver99

yes im waiting for tesco dont want to wait ages for the £30 to be paid … yes im waiting for tesco dont want to wait ages for the £30 to be paid back



When this is in stock, do a price match with John Lewis online and get 2 year warranty for the price of 1 :-)

johnlewis.com/hel…spx (link to John Lewis Price Match form)

Edited by: "st2000" 12th Nov 2013

I'm looking for a tablet that is 99% going to be used by kids to play apps & facetime with their friends is there any reason to get this rather than the "old" £229 iPad mini?

Well, ipad air is now a lot lighter, and I do like bigger screen for watching movies and browsing internet.

Just to add, buying from Currys, make sure it's the item you want. For instance if you buy it and think, maybe I should have gone for the air.... Currys will not take the item back whereas Apple will. I bought an iPhone 5s Silver using it for 2 weeks then realised I would prefer the gold colour. Returned it back to them (they arranged collection) etc. So if you buy this item be 100% before opening as no return policy. On that basis I would not buy off Currys just in case I change my mind for any reason.

introlux

Just to add, buying from Currys, make sure it's the item you want. For … Just to add, buying from Currys, make sure it's the item you want. For instance if you buy it and think, maybe I should have gone for the air.... Currys will not take the item back whereas Apple will. I bought an iPhone 5s Silver using it for 2 weeks then realised I would prefer the gold colour. Returned it back to them (they arranged collection) etc. So if you buy this item be 100% before opening as no return policy. On that basis I would not buy off Currys just in case I change my mind for any reason.



That wouldn't be the case as they would be in breach of distance selling regulations if you purchased online.

The Regulations give consumers a right to:
receive clear information about the supplier, the goods or services and the sale before deciding to buy;
confirmation of this information in writing;
a cancellation period of 7 working days in which to withdraw from the contract; and
protection from payment card fraud.

ant eg

I'm looking for a tablet that is 99% going to be used by kids to play … I'm looking for a tablet that is 99% going to be used by kids to play apps & facetime with their friends is there any reason to get this rather than the "old" £229 iPad mini?



Why not buy a budget android tablet instead and save some cash? You can get a good 7inch tablet for less than £150 and the kids will have loads of apps and games to keep them occupied.

lowrieh1

Daughter bought me the iPad mini back in April when I was going into … Daughter bought me the iPad mini back in April when I was going into hospital for surgery and then further lengthy treatments thereafter. I know there are lots of a Apple haters, but this has been a godsend, as I've practically never been off it since April. Well worth whatever money she paid at the time, so if anyone is thinking of investing, I for one can thoroughly recommend, and I dare say the new ones have even more features. Tesco or Currys (maybe Tesco just shades it if they get back in stock soon) as that would be better without the lengthy cashback wait. Just my tuppence worth. Heat for this anyway, as it's a good deal.



In not knocking the quality of apple products but I bet any money if your daughter had bought you a Nexus 7 or 10 you would have been just as impressed at a fraction of the cost.

Heavenkiss

Tempted to go for 32GB - Anyone else not think 16GB is too small for an … Tempted to go for 32GB - Anyone else not think 16GB is too small for an ipad?Anyone any experience watching movies on this screen too? I find iphone too small so hoping this is sweet spot.



16gb is fine unless you enjoy gimmicky touchscreen games.

Mikey1610

Paid only slightly more than this for iPad 4 at Tesco a couple of weeks … Paid only slightly more than this for iPad 4 at Tesco a couple of weeks ago with the 30 off voucher.



... which is about half as powerful as the new mini. I know where my money is going!

MDL199

In not knocking the quality of apple products but I bet any money if your … In not knocking the quality of apple products but I bet any money if your daughter had bought you a Nexus 7 or 10 you would have been just as impressed at a fraction of the cost.



Probably not, as even after all the updates the n7 is still very unstable, crashes galore on mine still. Plus the battery life sucks compared to the mini, despite the improvements over the tegra 3 version. Also, the nexus 10 cannot be compared to this, or in fact the air now, as its huge. Plus the Samsung build quality... Yuck.

Heavenkiss

Tempted to go for 32GB - Anyone else not think 16GB is too small for an … Tempted to go for 32GB - Anyone else not think 16GB is too small for an ipad?Anyone any experience watching movies on this screen too? I find iphone too small so hoping this is sweet spot.

£80 extra for 16GB extra internal SD capaicty! Google only charges £30 extra for Nexus 7 32GB version (£209 at Amazon).

Either get the standard 16GB and use iCloud or tell apple to stick their £80 16GB premium up their nexuses.

MDL199

Why not buy a budget android tablet instead and save some cash? You can … Why not buy a budget android tablet instead and save some cash? You can get a good 7inch tablet for less than £150 and the kids will have loads of apps and games to keep them occupied.



You must be joking right? Most adults struggle to understand android, never mind kids. I dread to think what kind of malware would run riot in the hands of a child. Yes, there are parental controls, but any parent buying their kids fragile gadgets probably lacks the sense to enable such features.

introlux

Just to add, buying from Currys, make sure it's the item you want. For … Just to add, buying from Currys, make sure it's the item you want. For instance if you buy it and think, maybe I should have gone for the air.... Currys will not take the item back whereas Apple will. I bought an iPhone 5s Silver using it for 2 weeks then realised I would prefer the gold colour. Returned it back to them (they arranged collection) etc. So if you buy this item be 100% before opening as no return policy. On that basis I would not buy off Currys just in case I change my mind for any reason.


This is not quite correctI have just taken an iPad Air back to Currys today! If it is UNOPENED you have until 14th January to take it back to Currys. If it has been opened you have 7 working days - if bought mail-order (under the DSR regulations)

You are correct that, if you want to open the box and look at it - and perhaps fire it up, only the Apple Store seems willing to then take it back after the 7 days. Everywhere else will also insist it is totally unused!

Edited by: "BrianM" 12th Nov 2013

ant eg

I'm looking for a tablet that is 99% going to be used by kids to play … I'm looking for a tablet that is 99% going to be used by kids to play apps & facetime with their friends is there any reason to get this rather than the "old" £229 iPad mini?


I would have thought that the older model would be perfect for what you want!

Having compared both the air and new mini today have to say the air is better for me. With the black bars present when watching films the viewing space on the mini is not much more than that of my nexus 4. Depends what you plan to use it for. For video has to be the air, general web browsing then the mini. What I can say though is the mini screen is amazing!

John Lewis will price match the currys offers btw, in store and online
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