1. iMore Question's Avatar
    Hi there!
    I know the original iPad Mini's hardware is not the best on the market right now, but this is what I can afford right now..
    I'd use it to browse, watch YouTube, movies, play games, so it's pretty average..
    I know the screen is not the best, just 163PPI, but my notebook's screen is 100PPI (1366x768/15,6"), so it must be better.
    The RAM is just the half of the newer iPad's, so the multitasking is limited, but I can live with that.
    I hope it can play normal and YouTube videos flawlessly, but if it can record 1080p then there shouldn't be any problem with that.
    I don't want to play the newest games with the best graphics, just like Angry Birds / Temple Run 2 / Jetpack Joyride / Simpsons, and like these.
    I hope you can help me with this, do you think the hardware is enough for these?
    And what do you think how long will it be supported?
    Thanks in advance!
    03-22-2014 08:57 AM
  2. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    No matter it is worth the money and if that is all you can afford or where you want to be spending money, You are still getting a good device. Ultimately it comes down to you having to make the decision no matter what we think. If you buy it new it will have 90 days of free phone support and 1 year of hardware support from Apple.
    03-22-2014 09:08 AM
  3. jclisenby's Avatar
    I have the standard mini and no issues.

    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    03-22-2014 09:10 AM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    The hardware is plenty good enough to watch videos and YouTube and play those sorts of games and surf the web. My kids have the original mini and that's about what they use it for.
    03-22-2014 09:10 AM
  5. ZsDaniel's Avatar
    Thanks for everyone, now I have no doubts.
    And sorry, I forgot to login.
    03-22-2014 09:24 AM
  6. Speedygi's Avatar
    Most definitely, it is an iPad first and foremost and a relatively new one (within a few years) so I would say go for it.

    Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk
    03-22-2014 09:31 AM
  7. taz323's Avatar
    If it fits your needs, go for it.
    03-22-2014 09:42 AM
  8. Garz's Avatar
    Its a 3 year old processor. The same processor that came with the iPad 2. It may not handle new OS's well. I've owned both 1st and 2nd gen minis. Pay the extra $100 to get the rMini.
    03-22-2014 09:55 AM
  9. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Thanks for everyone, now I have no doubts.
    And sorry, I forgot to login.
    Well welcome to iMore and glad to see you are going to own a mini. Trust me you will like it for what you want to do. Have a good day.
    03-22-2014 09:57 AM

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