The 2021 iPad mini is one of the best iPads you can get right now. In our iPad mini 6 review, we had almost nothing but praise for this excellent tablet. It has all of the power of the iPad Air but in a more portable package.
For the ultimate in performance for gaming or other processor-intensive apps, the new iPad mini 6 remains the best choice. That also means you enjoy the fantastic new display, large storage capacities, premium camera, and Apple Pencil generation 2 support.
I, myself, and other ZDNET writers like Jason Cirpirani have been testing and using tablets for years. The selection process for the best iPad consists of using the tablet, reading other reviews both from consumers and product reviewers, and then determining what should and shouldn't make the list.
Of course, the obvious is the smaller screen size, but it also isn't a mini-LED display so it lacks the same levels of contrast and brightness as the larger model. There's still the powerful M2 chip inside, though, which is more than enough to handle the most advanced work of graphics and editing pros. Those with less demanding needs but still after some extra power, might be best served by the iPad Air for a similar screen size but at a more palatable price point.
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