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Apple iPad (2020)
Apple iPad mini (2019)
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Apple iPad (2020) vs Apple iPad mini (2019)

Analysis:

The Apple iPad (2020) is one of the very best Pen Computers that one can get for around $320. 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 (2020) has managed to do great in various roundups conducted by reviewers from highly trusted sources that perform objective in-depth testing, like Wirecutter (NYTimes), PCmag, CNET, and Tom's Guide - it was dubbed "Top Pick" by Wirecutter (NYTimes), "Best for most parents and kids" by PCmag, and "The best tablet for most moms" by CNET. Any product that's held in such high regard by some of the most reliable sources should be considered by everyone who's looking for a Pen Computer at this price.

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 CNET, PCmag, Laptop Mag, Wirecutter (NYTimes), and Digital Camera World. It performed really well in their respective Pen Computer roundups - it earned the "Expensive, but the best smaller tablet" title from CNET, "Best for Power and Portability" from PCmag, and "Our favorite small tablet" from Laptop Mag, marking it a step above most of its competition.

For a direct Apple iPad (2020) vs. Apple iPad mini (2019) comparison, we took a look at sources that tested both and found that the Apple iPad (2020) got reviewed better by Expert Reviews and Techradar, whereas the reviewers at Lifewire, TrustedReviews, The Verge, PhoneArena, and TechSpot preferred the Apple iPad mini (2019). Reviewers at What Hi-Fi?, Notebookcheck.net, PCmag, T3, Tech Advisor, and Digitaltrends 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 (2020) 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 (2020) earned an average review score of 8.3 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
CNET
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Tom's Guide
PCmag
Notebookcheck.net
Digital Camera World
Laptop Mag
Expert Reviews
What Hi-Fi?
Gear Patrol
Tech. Specs Comparison
Apple iPad (2020)
$299
Apple iPad mini (2019)
$344
Highly recommended by trusted experts
CNET
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best iPad for 2021” 
Last updated: 10 days ago
Tom's Guide
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “The best tablets in 2021” 
Last updated: a month ago
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “The Best Tablets” 
Last updated: 29 Jan 2021
PCmag
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “The Best Kids' Tablets for 2021” 
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020
Notebookcheck.net
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #7 out of 10
in “The Best Tablets” 
Last updated: 22 Jan 2021
Expert Reviews
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best tablet 2021: The top tablets from Apple, Amazon, Samsung and more” 
Last updated: 12 days ago
What Hi-Fi?
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best tablets 2021” 
Last updated: 21 days ago
Gear Patrol
Trusted Source
-
Depth of
analysis
No
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “The Best Tablets For Every Purpose” 
Last updated: 14 Dec 2020
Reviewed
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “The Best Tablets of 2021” 
Last updated: 17 Feb 2021
Tech Advisor
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “Best tablet 2021” 
Last updated: 1 Feb 2021
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #3 out of 10
in “Best tablet 2021: the top tablets you can buy right now” 
Last updated: 10 Mar 2021
Business Insider
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “The best iPads” 
Last updated: 12 Feb 2021
CNET
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best tablet for 2021” 
Last updated: 1 Mar 2021
Tom's Guide
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Prime Day tablet deals: The best iPad and Fire tablet sales right now” 
Last updated: 14 Oct 2020
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “The iPad Is the Best Tablet” 
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020
Expert Reviews
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “Best iPad 2021: Which Apple iPad should you choose?” 
Last updated: 4 Dec 2020
Tech Advisor
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Rated 8.0 out of 10
in “Best kids' tablets 2021” 
Last updated: 5 Feb 2021
CNET
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
The best tablet for most moms
in “All the best gifts for moms in 2021” 
Last updated: 5 Jan 2021
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Budget pick
in “Windows Surface vs. Apple iPad: The Best Pro Tablets” 
Last updated: 11 Dec 2020
Tom's Guide
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Rated 8.0 out of 10
in “The best laptops under $500 in 2021” 
Last updated: 5 days ago
Expert Reviews
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
The best laptop alternative
in “Best laptop for kids 2021: The best child-friendly notebooks for work and play” 
Last updated: 12 days ago
Tech Advisor
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Rated 8.0 out of 10
in “Best iPad 2021” 
Last updated: 5 Jan 2021
CNET
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
The best tablet value
in “Holiday gift guide 2020: CNET editors' top picks” 
Last updated: 24 Nov 2020
BestReviews
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Best iPads” 
Last updated: 12 Mar 2021
PCmag
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The Best Tablets for 2021” 
Last updated: 12 Mar 2021
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The best tech of 2020: meet TechRadar’s Product of the Year award winners” 
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020
CNET
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Best travel tech gifts” 
Last updated: 16 Dec 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 Oct 2020
Laptop Mag
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Our favorite small tablet
in “Best tablets in 2021” 
Last updated: 7 days ago
PCmag
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best for Power and Portability
in “The Best Tablets for 2021” 
Last updated: 12 Mar 2021
CNET
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Expensive, but the best smaller tablet
in “Best tablet for 2021” 
Last updated: 1 Mar 2021
Notebookcheck.net
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #6 out of 10
in “The Best Tablets” 
Last updated: 22 Jan 2021
Expert Reviews
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
The best compact tablet
in “Best tablet 2021: The top tablets from Apple, Amazon, Samsung and more” 
Last updated: 12 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 2021: the top tablets you can buy right now” 
Last updated: 10 Mar 2021
TrustedReviews
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best tablet for powerful features in a small package
in “Best tablet 2021: Is the iPad still the one to beat?” 
Last updated: 5 Jan 2021
Tech Advisor
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Rated 8.0 out of 10
in “Best kids' tablets 2021” 
Last updated: 5 Feb 2021
What Hi-Fi?
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #4 out of 11
in “Best tablets 2021” 
Last updated: 21 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 #4 out of 4
in “Best iPad 2021: Which Apple iPad should you choose?” 
Last updated: 4 Dec 2020
TrustedReviews
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Ranked #5 out of 5
in “Best Apple iPad: Should you get the Pro, Air, Mini or iPad 8?” 
Last updated: 3 Dec 2020

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