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Old Jan 2, 2013, 10:17 AM   #1
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Picking between the ipad 2 and 4

Ok. Heres the deal, i want a bigger ipad with a zagg keyboard case to replace my 4 y/o netbook.

I never use siri, so we can put that away

I web browse
Watch movies
Play games
Read comics.

Thats all, is the upgrade from the 2 to the 4 really worth the extra $100?
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 10:27 AM   #2
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If one already owns a 2, maybe not. But the $100 extra cost for the 4th gen for screen, processor, ram etc is well worth it.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 10:30 AM   #3
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If one already owns a 2, maybe not. But the $100 extra cost for the 4th gen for screen, processor, ram etc is well worth it.
ya, i dont own an ipad right now, the last one i owned was a mini.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 10:40 AM   #4
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ya, i dont own an ipad right now, the last one i owned was a mini.
You have access to an Apple or BB store? If so, go there and try both side by side. Every location in my area I was able to do that.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 11:10 AM   #5
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I've got an iPad 2, and I do basically what you're saying... Mine works fine. There's even a thread I posted asking about upgrading to the 4, and the consensus was that it isn't worth it at the moment.

Now, on the other hand, buying the 2 now means you have no choice but 16GB. You aren't going to be able to store a whole lot on it. If you're thinking about need more space for movies, you'll want to look at the new model.

Oh, and the 2 can't play 1080p movies, so if you're syncing them from a local iTunes library, that may play into your decision as well.

Basically, it comes down to the question is the better screen and slightly smoother experience worth $100?

Just my two cents.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 11:13 AM   #6
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4. Hands down. The A6X, Retina class screen, are both WELL worth the $100 premium.

The 2 is good for older non-techies, grand parents, aunts and uncles who want a new reading toy and can't appreciate the higher density display, etc.

But if you're under 40, and techie enough to find and join this messageboard. 4. No contest.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 05:26 AM   #7
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Easy choice...go with the 4
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 10:35 AM   #8
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My friend went to BB yesterday. He got a 4th gen that was returned and saved some money.

They even let him look through what was available. Two were never even used, the box was just opened!
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 11:15 AM   #9
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You can save some money and get an iPad 3 for about the cost of a new 2. To me the 3 is still better than a 2 for the retina graphics.
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 08:15 PM   #10
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You can save some money and get an iPad 3 for about the cost of a new 2. To me the 3 is still better than a 2 for the retina graphics.
exactly what i did. I bought a 3 for $400. I love it
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 12:47 AM   #11
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Get a refurbished iPad 3. It comes with iOS 5.1.1, jailbreak that bad boy and do things that you could only dream of. Basically your iPad will become a touch screen notebook.
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