iPad Mini with Wifi 16GB - Silver or Space Grey, £169 @ Asda
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iPad Mini with Wifi 16GB - Silver or Space Grey, £169 @ Asda

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As opposed to one without wifi?

Seems like a good price.

Thanks OP, voted hot. Personally, I dislike Apple greatly, but I needed to buy one as a gift. Bought in the local ADSA Living instore at this price. Thanks.

iPad @169..yes...great deal...go for it apple lovers just like me

jco83

As opposed to one without wifi?



They do a Wi-Fi & 3G model as far as I'm aware.

specs?

voting on price, not on product, overrated hardware. you could get a 16gb android half the price or 32gb

Sstuff

specs?



FFS you cant be that lazy!!
Edited by: "Rubs" 15th May 2015

not with the crappy screen you should push the boat out and get yourself the mini 2.

A lot of educational apps are abailable on Apple products only, so if you're stuck having to get an ipad for this reason, the spec won't be an issue and the price is good. Heat added.

gazp23

A lot of educational apps are abailable on Apple products only, so if … A lot of educational apps are abailable on Apple products only, so if you're stuck having to get an ipad for this reason, the spec won't be an issue and the price is good. Heat added.



I hear u, & totally AGREE! .. but at ONLY 16GB? (of which is NOT 'Upgradable' in anyway!), then .....
Hmmmmmmmmmm ......... lool.

faster4233

not with the crappy screen you should push the boat out and get yourself … not with the crappy screen you should push the boat out and get yourself the mini 2.



It's hardly "crappy".

But, in terms of speed and fluidity, it's a pretty decent jump up.

I went from an iPad Mini 1 to a 2 and yeah, the screen is nicer, but I noticed the general speed increase a lot more. My 5 year old niece (she has downs - the iPad is great for her assisted learning) inherited the first gen one. To my knowledge, she hasn't complained about the screen....

Both mine were/are only the 16gb model. Neither me or my niece have had issues running out of space on it.
Edited by: "sancheez" 15th May 2015

I personally would spend the extra £30 to get the Mini 2. Better internals, higher resolution screen.

Edited by: "preecey" 15th May 2015

sancheez

It's hardly "crappy".But, in terms of speed and fluidity, it's a pretty … It's hardly "crappy".But, in terms of speed and fluidity, it's a pretty decent jump up.I went from an iPad Mini 1 to a 2 and yeah, the screen is nicer, but I noticed the general speed increase a lot more. My 5 year old niece (she has downs - the iPad is great for her assisted learning) inherited the first gen one. To my knowledge, she hasn't complained about the screen....Both mine were/are only the 16gb model. Neither me or my niece have had issues running out of space on it.


Im running out of space even with my 128gb

Before anyone decides on a lecture ( I'm well aware they do childrens versions, I have tried both leading brands and found them expensive and a bit pants) they prefer my iPad. would these be ideal for a 4 and 6 year old? I see lots of people commenting on it being 16gb but that would be a lot for kids apps etc? Thanks

Katy28

Before anyone decides on a lecture ( I'm well aware they do childrens … Before anyone decides on a lecture ( I'm well aware they do childrens versions, I have tried both leading brands and found them expensive and a bit pants) they prefer my iPad. would these be ideal for a 4 and 6 year old? I see lots of people commenting on it being 16gb but that would be a lot for kids apps etc? Thanks



See my previous reply.

If this were the mini 2, it'd be a good deal. 169 for a tablet released in late 2012 isn't that good in my opinion.

Having just gone from an iPad 2 (same specs as iPad mini) to an iPad mini 2, I would say it is definitely worth saving a little longer to get the better processor and screen. Also, I found 32gb claustrophobic. I picked up a Mini 2 128gb for £100 more than this. That is £100 very well spent.

So, imo, this deal is great if the user is 0-10 or 70+ years old. 10 - 69, I would save another month or so and get a more recent one with more space.

Price is £20 cheaper than Amazon so voted hot.

Sstuff

specs?


It's a good product and can do many things, but don't think they have an App that turns it into specs, could be wrong though?

If it's for under 10's and they run out of space, mum and dad just delete some stuff.

No point spending hundreds on a massive, high spec version, that a 5 year old will quite possibly throw down the stairs. (When my niece got mine, she also got a thick rubbery pink case, shaped like a penguin. So far, it's still in one piece!)

The iPad Mini 2 (Also known as iPad Mini Retina) is currently around £279 in Apple store, so this is a pretty good reduction for the original iPad, but yes it is the original model and there are newer versions out now.

Not bad if you can get staff discount from ASDA on top Also pretty good as a first tablet for people new to Apple or younger children who might wreck it anyway.

Do not buy for if you are going to download apps, the cache builds up very fast.

sm-1991

Do not buy for if you are going to download apps, the cache builds up … Do not buy for if you are going to download apps, the cache builds up very fast.


Why would you buy a device like this if you don't use apps? Doesn't that defeat the entire purpose of not only this device but an entire generation of technology?

dsdavis6

Why would you buy a device like this if you don't use apps? Doesn't that … Why would you buy a device like this if you don't use apps? Doesn't that defeat the entire purpose of not only this device but an entire generation of technology?



I'm not going to speak for sm-1991 but I doubt they meant "no apps at all".
I have an ipad, and the only app I've installed myself is Netflix. Other than that, it's only used for internet browsing.
No need for tonnes of mindless apps.

Very poor value for money. The screen is very low res and colour reproduction is very bad. Spend more and get a iPad mini 2, or an android!

**** bought a 16gb for £199

ferrarian

Very poor value for money. The screen is very low res and colour … Very poor value for money. The screen is very low res and colour reproduction is very bad. Spend more and get a iPad mini 2, or an android!



"very low res"?!?!

HD ready effectively, 163ppi, in an 8" diagonal space? Hardly "very low res".

And when I put the two side by side, adjusted the brightness on both to the same, the colour didn't look a great deal different to me.

Apple stuff is expensive. For Apple stuff, this is cheap.

It's obviously not top of the line, but neither is it an unusable klunker as you seem to imply.

I can't believe I'm defending an Apple deal here.....

(as I still despise their business practices and excessive marketing bs)

skinrush

If this were the mini 2, it'd be a good deal. 169 for a tablet released … If this were the mini 2, it'd be a good deal. 169 for a tablet released in late 2012 isn't that good in my opinion.




It's not at all good, Nexus 7 32gb is better all round and available for £129

sancheez

"very low res"?!?! HD ready effectively, 163ppi, in an 8" diagonal space? … "very low res"?!?! HD ready effectively, 163ppi, in an 8" diagonal space? Hardly "very low res". And when I put the two side by side, adjusted the brightness on both to the same, the colour didn't look a great deal different to me. Apple stuff is expensive. For Apple stuff, this is cheap. It's obviously not top of the line, but neither is it an unusable klunker as you seem to imply. I can't believe I'm defending an Apple deal here..... (as I still despise their business practices and excessive marketing bs)



The nexus 7 2013 32gb is 323ppi cheaper and better

Voted cold. I got an iPad Mini 2 for £10 more not long ago. This one has dated hardware and a low res screen... too expensive at this price now for what it offers. It should be at least £50 pounds less.

OrribleHarry

The nexus 7 2013 32gb is 323ppi cheaper and better



I don't see it as black and white as that. Both have their pros and cons.

I have a mini 2, tab s, and a win 8 tablet (who I can't remember the maker of as I never use it). They all have their merits. But for younger kids, I would have to say iOS is the better option. Especially when it comes to learning aids.

dgsmith80

The iPad Mini 2 (Also known as iPad Mini Retina) is currently around £279 … The iPad Mini 2 (Also known as iPad Mini Retina) is currently around £279 in Apple store, so this is a pretty good reduction for the original iPad, but yes it is the original model and there are newer versions out now.Not bad if you can get staff discount from ASDA on top Also pretty good as a first tablet for people new to Apple or younger children who might wreck it anyway.



iPad Mini 2 16GB refurbished from Apple store is £199. New is £239, not £279.

sancheez

I don't see it as black and white as that. Both have their pros and … I don't see it as black and white as that. Both have their pros and cons.I have a mini 2, tab s, and a win 8 tablet (who I can't remember the maker of as I never use it). They all have their merits. But for younger kids, I would have to say iOS is the better option. Especially when it comes to learning aids.



iOS is better for kids as it's extremely simple, but for adults it's dated and surpassed by more modern OS's and hardware.

Don't get me wrong Apple were a country mile ahead when launched, however they were too arrogant in their position and refused to evolve, as a result they were surpassed.

mr_geese

iPad Mini 2 16GB refurbished from Apple store is £199. New is £239, not £ … iPad Mini 2 16GB refurbished from Apple store is £199. New is £239, not £279.




Ridiculous a 16gb refurb at £199! Get something better, new and modern for less.

mr_geese

Ridiculous a 16gb refurb at £199! Get something better, new and modern … Ridiculous a 16gb refurb at £199! Get something better, new and modern for less.


Well, the refurbished iPad Mini 2 from the Apple store (as well as any other refurbished product directly from Apple) has the same warranty as a new one and is undistinguishable from a new one, so it's a good price when you're saving 40 pounds and getting something as good as new, especially when compared to £169 for the previous generation, which is noticeably inferior. That's if you want an Apple tablet at all costs. By the way the hardware in the iPad Mini 2 is the same as the iPad Air, hardly dated. The hardware in the original iPad Mini, which is the one in this deal, is dated instead.


Edited by: "mr_geese" 15th May 2015

mr_geese

Well, the refurbished iPad Mini 2 from the Apple store (as well as any … Well, the refurbished iPad Mini 2 from the Apple store (as well as any other refurbished product directly from Apple) has the same warranty as a new one and is undistinguishable from a new one, so it's a good price when you're saving 40 pounds and getting something as good as new, especially when compared to £169 for the previous generation, which is noticeably inferior. That's if you want an Apple tablet at all costs. By the way the hardware in the iPad Mini 2 is the same as the iPad Air, hardly dated. The hardware in the original iPad Mini, which is the one in this deal, is dated instead.



The OS is mainly what I was referring to as dated it's barely changed since launch!

iOS compared to Windows with its live tiles or Android with its widgets, it's like comparing Windows 95 with Windows 8.

I mean Apple still call it a "Retina Display" even though it's lower res than much of the competition, whereas the competition just call it a screen.
It desperately needs a massive overhaul.
Edited by: "CheapoChaser" 15th May 2015

OrribleHarry

The OS is mainly what I was referring to as dated it's barely changed … The OS is mainly what I was referring to as dated it's barely changed since launch!iOS compared to Windows with its live tiles or Android with its widgets, it's like comparing Windows 95 with Windows 8.I mean Apple still call it a "Retina Display" even though it's lower res than much of the competition, whereas the competition just call it a screen.It desperately needs a massive overhaul.



If someone is after an Apple tablet, then that is as good as it gets for them :P. I find the Retina screen perfectly fine. As long as I can't see the pixels in an obvious way then I am satisfied. Some resolutions you get on mobile phones now are overkill.

My 3 year old has had this for nearly a year. Hasn't used up all the memory yet. Has loads of educational apps downloaded, quite a few photos and videos.

1000 MHz dual core, lmfao get a hudl 2 in fact get 2
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