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Old May 8, 2013, 10:25 AM   #1
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Question Should I buy a iPad Mini for my girl?

Ok folks;

I know every day someone asks the same question "iPad Mini worth it?".
But I really need to make this thread...

So Im planning to buy to my girlfriend an iPad Mini 16 GB Wifi.
Her profile is: Internet browsing alot, play some casual games... I really dont know if she is going to play the heavy graphics games but if she goes do this games runs smooth on Mini? And some videos such series on 720p and animes on mkv.
She's the type who dont mind about retina display and the size of the display, so the Mini would be perfect to her being smaller.

I have an iPad 3 and I manage all this tasks easy, and she LOVES my iPad 3, but you know guys, Im not have the money to an iPad 3.

So to end this... Will the Mini handle what I specified?

Thanks everyone and sorry if my english is confusing.

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Old May 8, 2013, 10:28 AM   #2
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I'm sure she will love it!
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Old May 8, 2013, 10:51 AM   #3
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The iPad will not play mkv's. You'll need to convert them to mp4 using a free program called Handbrake.
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Old May 8, 2013, 10:52 AM   #4
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My girl liked the size of her Mini more than the size of my iPad 2. Way more convenient to carry in a bag.
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Old May 8, 2013, 10:54 AM   #5
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iPad mini is on sale this week at Target. $299 for the 16gb. If you want to buy it from Best Buy they are offering a $30 gift card for the mini.
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Old May 8, 2013, 10:55 AM   #6
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I think the iPad Mini is the best iPad. It is easier for me to travel with it. It fits in the hands nicely. I think you are making a good choice.
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Old May 8, 2013, 11:28 AM   #7
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The iPad will not play mkv's. You'll need to convert them to mp4 using a free program called Handbrake.
There are apps for playing mkv files.
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Old May 8, 2013, 11:36 AM   #8
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The iPad will not play mkv's. You'll need to convert them to mp4 using a free program called Handbrake.
Goodplayer will suit those needs.
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Old May 8, 2013, 04:37 PM   #9
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I use AVPlayer HD for my movies
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Old May 8, 2013, 04:37 PM   #10
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I think she will like it. I bought my wife an iPad-2 when it was introduced and she still loves it.
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Old May 8, 2013, 05:58 PM   #11
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Take your girlfriend to Apple store and let her play with Mini if she loves it then buy it. For me I wouldn't buy her very expensive toy because I am afraid she will dump me for wealth guy Tom Cruise.
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Old May 8, 2013, 07:07 PM   #12
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Ok folks;

I know every day someone asks the same question "iPad Mini worth it?".
But I really need to make this thread...

So Im planning to buy to my girlfriend an iPad Mini 16 GB Wifi.
Her profile is: Internet browsing alot, play some casual games... I really dont know if she is going to play the heavy graphics games but if she goes do this games runs smooth on Mini? And some videos such series on 720p and animes on mkv.
She's the type who dont mind about retina display and the size of the display, so the Mini would be perfect to her being smaller.

I have an iPad 3 and I manage all this tasks easy, and she LOVES my iPad 3, but you know guys, Im not have the money to an iPad 3.

So to end this... Will the Mini handle what I specified?

Thanks everyone and sorry if my english is confusing.
women love surprises. no matter what you give her (mini or not) she'll thank and love you for that. and yes, the mini will handle that. one advantage of the mini is, she can put it easily in her bag/purse.
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Old May 8, 2013, 07:23 PM   #13
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There are apps for playing mkv files.
Would you please write some names here?

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women love surprises.
Not so much. Wanted to gift here with an iPod to celebrate both birthday and PhD. Didn't accept the idea of a gift since she forgot about my own b-day. She still doesn't know what the nature of gift is. Left-handed people do have a logic of their own.
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Old May 8, 2013, 07:27 PM   #14
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go to best buy with her and have her try it out. then surpise her with it.
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Would you please write some names here?

Not so much. Wanted to gift here with an iPod to celebrate both birthday and PhD. Didn't accept the idea of a gift since she forgot about my own b-day. She still doesn't know what the nature of gift is. Left-handed people do have a logic of their own.
Watch it, Buddy!

Some of us sinistrals out here a pretty sensitive about our twisted logic.
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Left-Handed people are the only ones in their right mind.

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Left-Handed people are the only ones in their right mind.

Ooh...a little cotra-lateral brain function humor.

Nicely esoteric...
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Old May 9, 2013, 03:03 PM   #19
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Watch it, Buddy!

Some of us sinistrals out here a pretty sensitive about our twisted logic.
At times I wish I was gifted with that instead of a painless but stupid, uncurable and painless lifelong disease.

Their logic allow them to manage space and their relation to it much more efficiently, and find connections where other don't.

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go to best buy with her and have her try it out. then surpise her with it.
Was it for the OP or for me?
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Old May 9, 2013, 07:18 PM   #20
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If you don't have the money for the retina, go spend $50 on flowers, candles and cook her dinner. She'll actually pay attention to you for the rest of the night instead of being OCD with her iPad mini.
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Old May 10, 2013, 04:00 AM   #21
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The flowers idea is nice.

Op: You said she didnt remember your birthday?
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Old May 10, 2013, 10:08 AM   #22
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If you get the iPad, you can have it altert her each year on Steak & BJ day.
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Sounds like she'll be happy with it.
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If you get the iPad, you can have it altert her each year on Steak & BJ day.
Now THAT had me in stitches...! You nailed the long-term relationship dynamic perfectly.

To the OP: Only you know if your girlfriend would likely care about the iPad mini running a little slower than an iPad or not having a Retina display. My sense is that most people who have never had an iPad LOVE the mini, and women love it even more for it's small size and 'fits in my purse/handbag' convenience.
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Totally agree with above comment. Id be happy for any ipad and if I wasnt a semi techie the retina discussion would not matter to me. Get the mini. Its nice and small, with data!
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