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Apple iPad (2019)
Apple iPad mini (2019)
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Apple iPad (2019) vs Apple iPad mini (2019)

Analysis:

The Apple iPad (2019) is one of the very best Pen Computers that one can get for around $340. The Apple iPad mini (2019), however, while a very good choice in its own right, falls just a bit short of being remarkable.

The Apple iPad (2019) has done great in a couple of roundups conducted by highly trusted sources that perform objective in-depth testing, like Wirecutter (NYTimes), PCmag, and Laptop Mag - it earned the "Top Pick" title from Wirecutter (NYTimes), "Best for Budget-Friendly Apple Tablet" from PCmag, and "The best tablet for most people" from Laptop Mag. Any product that's held in high regard by such reliable sources should be considered by anyone that's looking for a Pen Computer at this price point.

As for our analysis of the Apple iPad mini (2019) - it has managed to impress reviewers from a large number of highly trusted sources that conduct in-depth hands-on testing, including PCmag, CNET, Laptop Mag, Wirecutter (NYTimes), and Digital Camera World. It performed really well in their respective Pen Computer roundups - it earned the "Best for Power and Portability" title from PCmag, "Expensive, but the best smaller tablet" from CNET, and "Our favorite small tablet" from Laptop Mag, marking it a step above most of its competition.

For a direct Apple iPad (2019) vs. Apple iPad mini (2019) comparison, we took a look at sources that tested both and found that the Apple iPad (2019) got reviewed better by Lifewire, Tech Advisor, and Techradar, whereas the reviewers at The Verge preferred the Apple iPad mini (2019). Reviewers at What Hi-Fi?, PCmag, Laptop Mag, T3, and Expert Reviews haven't shown a preference for either.

We also took a look at which sources liked these two products the most. We found that the Apple iPad (2019) received its best, 10, rating from What Hi-Fi?, while the Apple iPad mini (2019) got its highest score of 10 from What Hi-Fi?.

Finally, we also compared their review scores to the rest of their competition - the Apple iPad (2019) earned an average review score of 8.5 out of 10 points and the Apple iPad mini (2019) received an average of 8.4, compared to the 7.7 average of Pen Computers in general.

Comparison of expert ratings
Highly Recommended
Recommended
Mentioned
Not Mentioned
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
PCmag
Laptop Mag
Notebookcheck.net
CNET
Digital Camera World
Android Central
Reviewed
TechSpot
What Hi-Fi?
Tech. Specs Comparison
Apple iPad (2019)
$323
Apple iPad mini (2019)
$384
Higher than average expert review score
Highly recommended by trusted experts
Laptop Mag
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best tablets in 2020” 
Last updated: 16 days ago
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “The Best Smart Home Devices to Help Seniors Age in Place” 
Last updated: a month ago
PCmag
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “The Best Cheap Tablets for 2020” 
Last updated: 11 Jun 2020
Notebookcheck.net
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Rated 8.5 out of 10
in “Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets” 
Last updated: 23 Sep 2020
Reviewed
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “The Best Tablets of 2020” 
Last updated: 22 days ago
Expert Reviews
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best iPad 2020: Which Apple iPad should you choose?” 
Last updated: 15 Jul 2020
TechSpot
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “The Best Tablets 2020” 
Last updated: 6 Jul 2020
Android Central
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Cyber Monday is the time Android fans need to swallow their pride and buy a $249 iPad” 
Last updated: 2 Dec 2019
Tech Advisor
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “Best Father’s Day 2020 gift ideas” 
Last updated: 12 Jun 2020
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #3 out of 7
in “Best kids tablet 2020: the top picks for children” 
Last updated: 14 days ago
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “The Best Tablets” 
Last updated: 15 Sep 2020
PCmag
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “The Best Cheap Tablets for 2020” 
Last updated: 11 Jun 2020
Android Central
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “Best Walmart Tablets in 2020” 
Last updated: 24 Mar 2020
Reviewed
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Tablet
in “The Best Tech Products for Back-to-School of 2020” 
Last updated: 17 Jul 2020
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #7 out of 8
in “Best iPad 2020: is the iPad Air, Mini or Pro the best for you?” 
Last updated: 17 days ago
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “The Best Tablet for Kids” 
Last updated: 12 Nov 2019
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #9 out of 10
in “Best tablet 2020: the top tablets you can buy right now” 
Last updated: 16 days ago
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Also great
in “The Best Laptop Under $500” 
Last updated: 3 days ago
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Budget tablet pick
in “The Best Laptops for College Students” 
Last updated: 5 Aug 2020
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “iPad Pro vs. Surface Pro 7: The Best Pro Tablets” 
Last updated: 15 Sep 2020
Highly recommended by trusted experts
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “The iPad Is the Best Tablet” 
Last updated: 12 days ago
PCmag
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best for Power and Portability
in “The Best Tablets for 2020” 
Last updated: 10 days ago
Laptop Mag
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Our favorite small tablet
in “Best tablets in 2020” 
Last updated: 16 days ago
CNET
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Expensive, but the best smaller tablet
in “Best tablet for remote learning in 2020” 
Last updated: 16 Sep 2020
Notebookcheck.net
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Rated 8.8 out of 10
in “Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets” 
Last updated: 23 Sep 2020
Expert Reviews
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
The best compact tablet
in “Best tablet 2020: The top tablets from Apple, Microsoft and more” 
Last updated: 9 days ago
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
The best (and only) small tablet on our best tablet list
in “Best tablet 2020: the top tablets you can buy right now” 
Last updated: 16 days ago
Tech Advisor
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Rated 8.0 out of 10
in “Best kids' tablets 2020” 
Last updated: 18 days ago
What Hi-Fi?
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #3 out of 10
in “Best tablets 2020” 
Last updated: 3 days ago
PCmag
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best for Power and Portability
in “The Best Tablets for 2020” 
Last updated: 10 days ago
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Also great
in “The Best Tablet for Kids” 
Last updated: 12 Nov 2019
Expert Reviews
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #3 out of 3
in “Best iPad 2020: Which Apple iPad should you choose?” 
Last updated: 15 Jul 2020
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #5 out of 8
in “Best iPad 2020: is the iPad Air, Mini or Pro the best for you?” 
Last updated: 17 days ago
Tech Advisor
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Rated 8.0 out of 10
in “Best mini tablet 2020” 
Last updated: 13 Aug 2020

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