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Apple iPad mini Tablet Review

It certainly looks cool, but the iPad mini falls flat in performance.

November 02, 2012
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Email

Email on the Apple iPad mini is a very simple and rewarding experience on the Apple iPad mini if you have a POP3, IMAP or Exchange email address. All you have to do to set it up is to tap the Email app and follow the wizard to sync your inbox with your tablet, and you're all set! The touch controls are easy, and the interface looks a lot like what you'd see on your computer.

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GMail doesn't really fit into the iOS world.

Web Browsing

Safari, the web browser for iOS 6, is sorely in need of an update, as it suffers many of the same problems that other imported browsers from desktop systems have: namely, that it's not laid out to make the best use of how users naturally hold the tablet. Safari looks and functions much like it does on a Mac: the address bar and all of your options are on the top, though you can set that to disappear.

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Safari offers a very basic browsing experience.

You can also bookmark sites, and use multiple windows if you need to by tapping their respective icons on the URL bar. The process is painless, and with that impressive new processor, there's no lag at all that is noticeable to the human.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Movies & Video
  8. Email & Web Browsing
  9. Internet Apps
  10. Conclusion
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