Ipad Mini  Wi-Fi 16GB  (£30 off a Sainsburys) Now £219.
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Ipad Mini Wi-Fi 16GB (£30 off a Sainsburys) Now £219.

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Found 14th Feb 2014
Sainsburys have reduced their price instore and on-line for the iPad mini with Wi-Fi 16GB Space Gray or White.

With the reduction the price is now £219 - free click and collect or £3.99 delivery.

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Original Poster

Space Gray
http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/sol/shop/technology/ipadtablets/ipadmini/126037474_ipad-mini-with-wi-fi-16gb-space-gray.html?hnav=4294899032

White Edition
sainsburys.co.uk/sol…032
Edited by: "aclondon" 14th Feb 2014

overpriced basic tab, better off getting a galaxy tab 3 8" for £129.
very little diff in usability by getting apple, your really just paying for the brand.

Ashamuk

overpriced basic tab, better off getting a galaxy tab 3 8" for £129.very … overpriced basic tab, better off getting a galaxy tab 3 8" for £129.very little diff in usability by getting apple, your really just paying for the brand.



Better off who says you? I've had a Galaxy tab and it didn't like it I find Android horrible to use the play store sucks compared to the app store I've now got a iPad Mini and I'm better off.

Original Poster

Ashamuk

overpriced basic tab, better off getting a galaxy tab 3 8" for £129.very … overpriced basic tab, better off getting a galaxy tab 3 8" for £129.very little diff in usability by getting apple, your really just paying for the brand.



Its just a deal - I don't comment on the quality of the product. Even if I do own one (_;)

aclondon

Its just a deal - I don't comment on the quality of the product. Even if … Its just a deal - I don't comment on the quality of the product. Even if I do own one (_;)



Maybe so but the leap from this to the retina is so big that it is like going from a ipad 2 to a air ..... In the long run paying £80 or less more will be better value I would almost go as far as saying its probably the best £80 anyone would of ever spent on apple in the last 30 years !

I've used this ipad mini and while it's great still further down the line it will start struggling alot sooner as it can be painfully slow now.
At least you can say I've got a ipad i guess still as thats all some care about (_;)

EmmettDocBrown

Better off who says you? I've had a Galaxy tab and it didn't like it I … Better off who says you? I've had a Galaxy tab and it didn't like it I find Android horrible to use the play store sucks compared to the app store I've now got a iPad Mini and I'm better off.



Nothing wrong with the android app store, it is not as extensive as apple store yes but half of the apps that u would pay for on apple is free with android store and just as easy to click download and install. so your justifying spending an additional £90 purely cuz of a nmore extensive app store where u prob wont even use 98% of the extra apps it offers.... the ipad mini has very little diff on the galaxy tab 3 8 inch for it to be justified spending an extra £90 on.

phonearena.com/pho…523

Ashamuk

Nothing wrong with the android app store, it is not as extensive as apple … Nothing wrong with the android app store, it is not as extensive as apple store yes but half of the apps that u would pay for on apple is free with android store and just as easy to click download and install. so your justifying spending an additional £90 purely cuz of a nmore extensive app store where u prob wont even use 98% of the extra apps it offers.... the ipad mini has very little diff on the galaxy tab 3 8 inch for it to be justified spending an extra £90 on. http://www.phonearena.com/phones/compare/Samsung-Galaxy-Tab-3-8-inch,Apple-iPad-mini/phones/7871,7523



There you go again first you was telling the people that they were "better off getting a galaxy tab" and now you telling me I'm "justifying spending an additional £90 on a iPad beacuse of the app store" Well infact no I'm not because I don't even pay for apps in the first place.

EmmettDocBrown

There you go again first you was telling the people that they were … There you go again first you was telling the people that they were "better off getting a galaxy tab" and now you telling me I'm "justifying spending an additional £90 on a iPad beacuse of the app store" Well infact no I'm not because I don't even pay for apps in the first place.



i'm just simply replying to your comment as u said the ipad mini is better and u gave the app store as the main reason why u switched so i just said there is no diff in the stores except a larger library which u prob wont even use....
and if u compare the stats on both tabs u will find there is hardly any diff between the two.

Ashamuk

i'm just simply replying to your comment as u said the ipad mini is … i'm just simply replying to your comment as u said the ipad mini is better and u gave the app store as the main reason why u switched so i just said there is no diff in the stores except a larger library which u prob wont even use....and if u compare the stats on both tabs u will find there is hardly any diff between the two.



Are you deluded? I didn't once say the iPad mini is better! I said I'm better off with a iPad than I was with a Galaxy tab.

EmmettDocBrown

Are you deluded? I didn't once say the iPad mini is better! I said I'm … Are you deluded? I didn't once say the iPad mini is better! I said I'm better off with a iPad than I was with a Galaxy tab.



Why are u better off? Just so u can say to people u got an Apple product?

Ashamuk

Why are u better off? Just so u can say to people u got an Apple product?



Lol what's that got to do with anything? It's all down to personnel preference I don't go telling people they are better off getting a different product.

Original Poster

Gunner4Life

I've used this ipad mini and while it's great still further down the line … I've used this ipad mini and while it's great still further down the line it will start struggling alot sooner as it can be painfully slow now.At least you can say I've got a ipad i guess still as thats all some care about (_;)



Oh I agree it can get quite slow, but it is well cared for and great for web browsing, e-reading and anything else internet based.
It sill plays games OK, but unless you remember to kill off the Apps, as oppose to closing them, it will get real slow!

EmmettDocBrown

Lol what's that got to do with anything? It's all down to personnel … Lol what's that got to do with anything? It's all down to personnel preference I don't go telling people they are better off getting a different product.



I'm just trying to understand how paying an extra 90£ for a tablet which has almost identical specs as the other one makes u better off thats all. cuz if ur comparing the O.S then android has multi window, see two screen at one time on the tab and also video player allowing u to multi window that as well and also minimize the video whilst doing other things like surf or on facebook, cant see really how losing this and gaining nothing except for imessage (if u use that) is u better off tbh.

Ashamuk

I'm just trying to understand how paying an extra 90£ for a tablet which … I'm just trying to understand how paying an extra 90£ for a tablet which has almost identical specs as the other one makes u better off thats all. cuz if ur comparing the O.S then android has multi window, see two screen at one time on the tab and also video player allowing u to multi window that as well and also minimize the video whilst doing other things like surf or on facebook, cant see really how losing this and gaining nothing except for imessage (if u use that) is u better off tbh.



I don't think you are getting it are you, I prefer iOS to Android it's as simple as that how hard is it to understand.

EmmettDocBrown

I don't think you are getting it are you, I prefer iOS to Android it's as … I don't think you are getting it are you, I prefer iOS to Android it's as simple as that how hard is it to understand.



U basically prefer to flaunt an apple product around i believe is the real reason. android is far superior to ios.
what can ios do that android can't? and vice versa? imessage..... thats it....
pretty much like galaxy s4 compared to iphone, galaxy s4 is far superior to iphone in every way.

Ashamuk

U basically prefer to flaunt an apple product around i believe is the … U basically prefer to flaunt an apple product around i believe is the real reason. android is far superior to ios. what can ios do that android can't? and vice versa? imessage..... thats it....pretty much like galaxy s4 compared to iphone, galaxy s4 is far superior to iphone in every way.



You really are deluded aren't you. For one I don't even take my iPad out so how can I flaunt it? It's all down to personnel preference like I've already said I've had Andoid products even had the S4 it has some nice features but I didn't like it the product in the whole. I don't like the operating system I now own iOS and it suits my preference better, are you getting it now?

EmmettDocBrown

You really are deluded aren't you. For one I don't even take my iPad out … You really are deluded aren't you. For one I don't even take my iPad out so how can I flaunt it? It's all down to personnel preference like I've already said I've had Andoid products even had the S4 it has some nice features but I didn't like it the product in the whole. I don't like the operating system I now own iOS and it suits my preference better, are you getting it now?



isheep*

Here's an idea....
Why don't you all stop bitching about what's better than what.

This is Hotukdeals not comparemytablet.com

The OP posted a deal. If you don't like it, don't buy it.

End of.

Ashamuk

isheep*



Wow just wow

1rhysdavies

Here's an idea....Why don't you all stop bitching about what's better … Here's an idea....Why don't you all stop bitching about what's better than what.This is Hotukdeals not comparemytablet.comThe OP posted a deal. If you don't like it, don't buy it.End of.



Nothing wrong with a debate

http://cdn.mdimg.co.uk/upload/apple/apple-protest.jpg

EmmettDocBrown

Nothing wrong with a debate



debates keep the world revolutionary.
its good for society

Original Poster

1rhysdavies

Here's an idea....Why don't you all stop bitching about what's better … Here's an idea....Why don't you all stop bitching about what's better than what.This is Hotukdeals not comparemytablet.comThe OP posted a deal. If you don't like it, don't buy it.End of.



You know comparemytablet.com/ is already register - must be a great forum for debates otherwise! X)

aclondon

Oh I agree it can get quite slow, but it is well cared for and great for … Oh I agree it can get quite slow, but it is well cared for and great for web browsing, e-reading and anything else internet based. It sill plays games OK, but unless you remember to kill off the Apps, as oppose to closing them, it will get real slow!



Well unless you have tried both (Or all 3 if you include windows) you won't know. I was simply saying anyone who chooses to buy this ipad mini now when the retina has been out a few months would be mad IMO. As it's just so much better you wouldn't pay £399 for a new 16gb iphone 4 would you ? That would represent what i see the ipad mini vs ipad mini retina as the iphone 4 vs Ipone 5s. If your answer is no to the above why would you choose the same difference with a ipad ?

The ipad mini is great to keep if you already own one but buying one now is a different story. (I think £179 or even £149 should be it's normal price in how it sits spec wise in the world today and not £249)

As for OS choice, it all comes down to how you use something and what you find best suits your needs as Android, Windows and IOS all have benefits that will suit different people. I have used but not owned a windows phone and don't see the appeal of them apart from someone who just wants the basics. Android has huge customization options and has the choice on alot of devices for expandable memory. Then there is IOS from apple that has the best app choice and is also good for anyone looking for a clean basic OS. (Android usually requires rooting and installing custom rom to get clean android because of manufactures bloatware) I don't think anyone can question how highly the Ipad sits in build quality either. I don't know what sort of information some apps require as it's been a while since I've owned one and used for a long period but some apps on android I wouldn't ever install just based on what they want access to !

Unless you've used them all (Similar spec as some people have used a early android £100 phone and then compared to there new £450/£550 iphones and right of android based on a low end machine running it)

Choose on your needs fulfilled not name

Rant over

Original Poster

Gunner4Life

Rant over



Phew X)

aclondon

Phew X)



I just love it how some people are just to stubborn to try anything else or are convinced that something is better than something they have never tried.

Original Poster

Gunner4Life

I just love it how some people are just to stubborn to try anything else … I just love it how some people are just to stubborn to try anything else or are convinced that something is better than something they never tried



I have windows 8 phone - love it. Daughter has an Android phone - she loves that and the family own the aforementioned ageing Ipad - they all serve a purpose and as long as everyone is happy then it makes my life easier!

aclondon

I have windows 8 phone - love it. Daughter has an Android phone - she … I have windows 8 phone - love it. Daughter has an Android phone - she loves that and the family own the aforementioned ageing Ipad - they all serve a purpose and as long as everyone is happy then it makes my life easier!



That's all that matters really. I wasn't aiming that at you but I do no someone who has only brought in to the Apple brainwash and thinks everything else is a apple rip-off or rubbish without even trying either of the others. I wasn't saying the ipad mini is rubbish just if your buying now I think it be a bit idiotic when the retina is so much better and would out last it in terms of being usable without stress further down the line by probably a year or more likely 2 Providing it lasts of course.... (I also don't think the 1st mini supports 64 bit apps.... but I am not 100% sure I am assuming because it doesn't have a 64bit processor)

There is so much choice that after deciding the hudl was a little on the small side I've struggled to choose a replacement for it in the last 2 months as there is so much choice and as I am not a huge app lover as I would rather use a PC everytime.

Original Poster

Gunner4Life

That's all that matters really. I wasn't aiming that at you



That's cool and I know your comment was general observation too.

Gunner4Life

There is so much choice that after deciding the hudl was a little on the … There is so much choice that after deciding the hudl was a little on the small side I've struggled to choose a replacement for it in the last 2 months as there is so much choice and as I am not a huge app lover as I would rather use a PC everytime.



I should have guessed - Well you would not be able type these replies so fluently on an iPad - sorry I mean *another* tablet!
Better keep it generic or it will kick off again!

EmmettDocBrown

Nothing wrong with a debate



Agreed but I'm sick and tired everytime an Apple deal comes up, Fandroids come out the wood work and whine about the same old rubbish.

The fact of the matter is, 3/4s of these comments have little to with the actual deal and more to do with overall ecosystems etc.

Like it? Buy it.
Found a better deal? Comment below and post it.
Hate it? Go cry in a pillow.

My god this is so dull. Pages and pages of technical jargon that only nerds will understand. Is this a deal or not.

diabeticguy

My god this is so dull. Pages and pages of technical jargon that only … My god this is so dull. Pages and pages of technical jargon that only nerds will understand. Is this a deal or not.



Right on brother.

Original Poster

diabeticguy

My god this is so dull. Pages and pages of technical jargon that only … My god this is so dull. Pages and pages of technical jargon that only nerds will understand. Is this a deal or not.



Only you can decided that but if you want to check quasitonic processing power on the neurotic dealomatic master controller device using the ubber megatron voting button - be my guest

Gunner4Life

That's all that matters really. I wasn't aiming that at you

Gunner4Life

There is so much choice that after deciding the hudl was a little on … There is so much choice that after deciding the hudl was a little on the small side I've struggled to choose a replacement for it in the last 2 months as there is so much choice and as I am not a huge app lover as I would rather use a PC everytime.



I have a use for a tablet but not as much as someone who would sit in a lounge, travel on bus/train ect If my PC is off and I want to quickly check something my phone is good enough for that task If my circumstances differed then a tablet would be a must have. Being use to using 27" + monitors or TVs as displays trying to do something on a small screen becomes less enjoyable I get annoyed even browsing on a phone/tablet as alot of sites shift you to a mobile site that just isn't as good as the normal site, luckily some allow you to switch to full but then you find you have to keep zooming in and out ect. Maybe I am just to use to large displays..... I am going to get a tablet eventually when I can decide what I actually want. (I am also to stubborn to pay more for something now when I could of paid less in the pass(_;))

aclondon

Only you can decided that but if you want to check quasitonic processing … Only you can decided that but if you want to check quasitonic processing power on the neurotic dealomatic master controller device using the ubber megatron voting button - be my guest



I love it people assume geek because someone bothered to quickly google or youtube and spend 5-10 minutes trying to find out what they are spending their cash on No research = increased likely hood that your end up disappointed or not being able to do something you wanted to use it for = Having to sell it at a loss = un-needed hassle then buy something else. (_;)
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