Best used Apple tablets

Posted On Apr 24 2016 by

Buying used electronics can save a lot of money, if you are careful. Keeping an eye out for refurbished items and those which come with a guarantee from the seller is the best bet to make sure you’re getting a quality used item. Used Apple tablets make great gift ideas or are great for personal use. Here is a list of the top 5, to help you find one that suits your needs and preferences.

1. Apple iPad (first generation) MB292LL/A TabletApple_iPad_with_Wi-Fi__3G_513088_i0

The Apple iPad tablet offers a glossy LED with backlit, 9.7 inch screen and multi-touch functioning. It also features a16 GB flash drive, WiFi and Bluetooth.

User ratings with pros and cons

This tablet comes with highly rated multi touch features and fast WiFi connection speed. The battery life is rated as being good. Some users commented that they get up to 8 hours of constant streaming use from a single charge. On the down side, the resolution for the widescreen could be higher to improve viewing. Another issue reported is that there is no multi tasking feature and the Bluetooth lacks support for BT file transfer and DUN profiles. There is no memory card slot and no observable way to print from this device. Aside from these potential disappointments, this tablet is still excellent for using to connect for browsing web sites, reading books online, video chat with skype, watching videos, streaming content and other activities. Users rate this model with a 4.5 out of possible 5 stars.


2. Apple ME033LL/A iPad mini Tablet 16GB w/WiFi+4G – White

This Apple tablet features a 7.9-inch backlit display with multi-touch features. It is powered by the Apple iOS 6 with a dual core A5 chip so there is plenty of power for browsing the web with speed and ease.

The 5 MP iSight Camera allows for video recording or capturing images. WiFi keeps you connected at home or at any hot spot via the internet and this tablet also features 4G service.

You also get up to 10 hours of battery life so you can use it on the go, connect to social media, get in on video chats and enjoy a variety of web related activities.

User ratings with pros and cons

This tablet gets a perfect 5 out of 5 for working great right out of the box. It comes highly recommended for gift giving or for personal use. The front facing camera with HD video recording is great for skyping, connecting to social media, browsing the web, shopping or for e-reading.


3.Apple iPad MD366LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi + AT&T 4G, Black) 3rd GenerationApple-iPad-Tablet-MB292LL-–-The-Best-Gadget-of-the-Year

This tablet features a 9.7 retina display with the Apple iOS 5 operating system, dual core chip with quad graphics, a 5 megapixel camera, WiFi and a battery that lasts up to 9 hours.

User ratings with pros and cons

Users give this tablet an overall rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5 stars, which places it among the top picks for used Apple tablets. It works well enough for video chat, but many have found that it won’t connect the video chat over the 4G, instead, you must be using WiFi. The iPad versions for most games perform very well so gaming is great on this device. It is a bit on the bulky and heavy side for a tablet. The lack of an SD card slot is a drawback, but overall, this tablet is highly functional and performs very well.


4. Apple iPad Mini MD528LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, Black & Slate)

This iPad mini tablet features a 7.9-inch LED-backlit multi touch display with the Apple i)6 operating system, dual core A5 chip, and 5 megapixel camera for capturing video and images. It also comes with WiFi and a battery that lasts up to 10 hours. The weight is just .68 lbs.

User ratings with pros and cons

This tablet is easy to hold in one hand, lightweight and very portable. Downloading apps is easy and it works great for typing and browsing the web. One drawback that needs improvement is the lack of Adobe Flash support for this device. The overall rating is a high 4.6 out of a possible 5.


5. Apple iPad with Retina Display MD511LL/A (32GB, Wi-Fi, Black) 4th Generationhqdefault

This tablet features a 9.7 retina display with 2048 x 1536 resolution, the Apple iOS 6 operating system, a dual core A6X chip with Quad Core graphics, a 5 megapixel camera, WiFi and battery life of up to 10 hours.

User ratings with pros and cons

The larger screen is a plus for many users. This tablet connects well for web browsing and it is easy to download tons of apps for multiple activities. The display is sharp and bright, making it easy to view. The tablet works well for using in business applications, for social media, onine shopping, e-reading and video chat. Some users had difficulty with the Apple upgrade, but assistance was available in an online forum to find the fix. Another con reported is that the WiFi is not as fast as the claims made about it. Overall, the ratings were high for this tablet and it gets a rating of 4.6 out of a possible 5.


These are the top 5 picks for used Apple tablets as reported by people who have actually purchased and used the products. When shopping for used electronics, make sure that you read the information provided by the seller before purchasing. For your own satisfaction and safety, look for used tablets that offer a full description of the product with indications of the condition and a return policy if you are not satisfied.

Last Updated on: February 24th, 2016 at 8:36 am, by Veronica

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