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Old Nov 4, 2012, 07:13 AM   #1
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Smile iPad Mini is much better then my iPad 3.

I owned a iPad 3 since launch day,and every gen going back, I now have the mini and sold my iPad 3 with out regrets.

The iPad mini is an amazing light and then iPad.
The screen is fine people are making too much drama over the screen.
I am truly happy I sold my iPad 3 and moved to the I think it's a much better choice for me as it's lighter and easier to store and travel with.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 07:28 AM   #2
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After the mini the full sized MAXiPad is like holding a PC monitor and so much heavier, feels terrible!
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 07:30 AM   #3
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After the mini the full sized MAXiPad is like holding a PC monitor and so much heavier, feels terrible!
After the retina display, the mini is like staring into a peephole from the pixelated past - much fuzzier, looks terrible!
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 07:40 AM   #4
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You made the wrong choice. Retina trumps all.

Can we make a sticky "justify your purchase here" thread? Please?
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 07:47 AM   #5
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No regrets here either. I can do everything on my mini that I did on my iPad 3. All the same games and apps work just as well. Only thing missing is retina. Oh well.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 07:50 AM   #6
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I owned a iPad 3 since launch day,and every gen going back, I now have the mini and sold my iPad 3 with out regrets.

The iPad mini is an amazing light and then iPad.
The screen is fine people are making too much drama over the screen.
I am truly happy I sold my iPad 3 and moved to the I think it's a much better choice for me as it's lighter and easier to store and travel with.
How much did you get for your 3?
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 07:50 AM   #7
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You made the wrong choice. Retina trumps all.

Can we make a sticky "justify your purchase here" thread? Please?
No. iPad heavy owners can go justify their purchase somewhere else..
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 07:51 AM   #8
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The mini is a great device, no doubt, but the larger ipad still has its place. When working on documents, spreadsheets or editing photos and videos, the larger iPad's screen is much easier on the eyes than the mini. I see the larger ipad eventually replacing laptops and the mini being the ultimate consumption device.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 07:52 AM   #9
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Too many threads with all the same pish one way or the other. Why does there have to be a new thread every time????
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 08:00 AM   #10
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The mini is a great device, no doubt, but the larger ipad still has its place. When working on documents, spreadsheets or editing photos and videos, the larger iPad's screen is much easier on the eyes than the mini. I see the larger ipad eventually replacing laptops and the mini being the ultimate consumption device.
I can totally see the mini becoming the main iPad while the 9.7" model becomes more of a Mac. Basically take the keyboard off of a MacBook Air and move the screen down where the keyboard used to be.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 08:00 AM   #11
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I can totally see the mini becoming the main iPad while the 9.7" model becomes more of a Mac. Basically take the keyboard off of a MacBook Air and move the screen down where the keyboard used to be.
What do you mean? :P
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 08:07 AM   #12
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The mini is a great device, no doubt, but the larger ipad still has its place. When working on documents, spreadsheets or editing photos and videos, the larger iPad's screen is much easier on the eyes than the mini. I see the larger ipad eventually replacing laptops and the mini being the ultimate consumption device.
Yes, it's called the Microsoft surface, but in a few years, apple will invent that
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 08:10 AM   #13
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Tablets are supposed to be portable. Carrying a iPad retina is like carrying an iMac.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 08:16 AM   #14
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Tablets are supposed to be portable. Carrying a iPad retina is like carrying an iMac.
We have our "Let's see just how far we can take hyperbole" award winner for 2012. Well done.

The readership of MR has lost it's collective mind with the launch of the Mini and The New New New iPad.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 08:20 AM   #15
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After the mini the full sized MAXiPad is like holding a PC monitor and so much heavier, feels terrible!
Yeah and after handling the iPhone 5, the iPad mini feels like an in car entertainment monitor, everything is relative.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 08:21 AM   #16
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You made the wrong choice. Retina trumps all.

Can we make a sticky "justify your purchase here" thread? Please?
That's funny. And so true. People feel much better about their decisions if other people make the same ones.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 08:23 AM   #17
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The best thing about the mini(when it gets retina) is I can use my ipad as my "desktop" and the mini as my "laptop"
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 08:27 AM   #18
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the ipad mini design makes the bigger ipad look like a bulky antique to me

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i also notice its easier to type in the ipad mini whether it's in portrait or lanscape mode. it really is the right size for a tablet.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 08:31 AM   #19
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I owned a iPad 3 since launch day,and every gen going back, I now have the mini and sold my iPad 3 with out regrets.

The iPad mini is an amazing light and then iPad.
The screen is fine people are making too much drama over the screen.
I am truly happy I sold my iPad 3 and moved to the I think it's a much better choice for me as it's lighter and easier to store and travel with.
Excellent post. Thank You.

Your post _proves_ it's possible to write an intelligent statement without bashing Android or complaining about Apple.

But instead, telling us what _you_ prefer and doing it nicely.

It's all about discussing what we as individuals enjoy without resorting to the frequent juvenile rants, outbursts, or badmouthing that many insecure iDevice users must do to pump up their fragile egos.

My Compliments!
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 08:34 AM   #20
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Too many threads with all the same pish one way or the other. Why does there have to be a new thread every time????
Didn't even need to look at where you were from, superb lol
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 08:44 AM   #21
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Excellent post. Thank You.



It's all about discussing what we as individuals enjoy without resorting to the frequent juvenile rants, outbursts, or badmouthing that many people must do to pump up their fragile egos.

My Compliments!
Fixed to keep in context with the rest of your post.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 08:58 AM   #22
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My 3rd gen screen is more than fine, it's outstanding and it's not heavy at all.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 08:59 AM   #23
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I can totally see the mini becoming the main iPad while the 9.7" model becomes more of a Mac. Basically take the keyboard off of a MacBook Air and move the screen down where the keyboard used to be.
If apple put Mac OS on the iPad I'd be first to buy it. I don't mind iOS but for a tablet I would like OSX
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 09:02 AM   #24
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If apple put Mac OS on the iPad I'd be first to buy it. I don't mind iOS but for a tablet I would like OSX
How amazing would that be! Or something in between. iOS for phones, OSX for macs, and something different for tablets
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Fixed to keep in context with the rest of your post.
Who designated you as editor?

Write your own damn posts.
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