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Old Dec 31, 2012, 09:41 PM   #1
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Question iPad... Worth Upgrading?

Just looking for some information and opinions... I have an iPad 2. It works perfectly fine, but I've been saving up, and with a little extra that I got at Christmas, I have enough for a new one... I'm debating between that or a laptop/ultrabook/Air... (Yes, the last two would take a couple months of extra savings). Don't bother saying anything about the Regina display. It is nice, but my eyes aren't good enough to tell a huge difference. The picture is a little clearer. Moving on... Is the extra RAM and new processor with better graphics noticeable? Noticeable enough to buy a new one? I've toyed with one in the store, but two minutes doesn't tell you to much... The experience seems a little smoother, but...

Anywho, just looking for opinions on the value of upgrading my iPad. I know a lot of people feel the need to upgrade for a lot of reasons. I'm specifically interested in usage. Will I notice the upgrade or am I better off to upgrading the device that I pair with my iPad?

Thanks for the help!
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 09:45 PM   #2
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Regina does look good


But at this point with ipad 5 rumors in march I would wait

Your ipad 2 still works fine
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 10:47 PM   #3
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Regina does look good


But at this point with ipad 5 rumors in march I would wait

Your ipad 2 still works fine
Who is Regina?
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 10:50 PM   #4
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Who is Regina?
I think it's a other name for that new lightning port on the bottom of the ipad.
You can see it's new Ragina!
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 11:10 PM   #5
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If your two works fine, I wouldn't upgrade just yet. If you still find yourself using your current computer a lot, I would upgrade to an Air. If you don't use your computer much because of your iPad, then just hold onto your money.

I have the two and although I do notice some lag, and I would like the retina screen, I'm still not frustrated by it. I don't upgrade until I'm frustrated by my current device; I'm not frustrated enough by he two's speed or its lack of retina.

Wait until the iPad 5 comes out and upgrade to a cheap iPad 4.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 11:12 PM   #6
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Keep your iPad 2 if it still works.

Its worth waiting at least a month or two. If no new iPad shows up in March then go upgrade.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 11:29 PM   #7
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Hold onto your money until next year. The iPad won't go up in price and you'll have a new design and an overall better device for the same money.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 11:49 PM   #8
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Wait till March on the ipad, wait till summer on the Macbook.. Haswell is coming!
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 12:27 AM   #9
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Just wait for iPad 5. I am perfectly happy with ipad 2 for now and I can wait for ipad 5.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 01:06 AM   #10
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I just got myself a new laptop to replace my existing 5 years old one. It is pretty cheap these days, even cheaper than the cheapest Ipad mini.

Just to tell you that i dont feel any need or want to upgrade my Ipad 2 at all. Because 3 and 4, dispite being better screen i dont want a heavier device and hotter one. Better get new device to pair with your Ipad or a new laptop. More worthed.
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I just got myself a new laptop to replace my existing 5 years old one. It is pretty cheap these days, even cheaper than the cheapest Ipad mini.

Just to tell you that i dont feel any need or want to upgrade my Ipad 2 at all. Because 3 and 4, dispite being better screen i dont want a heavier device and hotter one. Better get new device to pair with your Ipad or a new laptop. More worthed.
The 4th gen does not run hot, at least not mine. And the 4 is only 2 ounces heavier.
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