iPad mini Now that the verdict is in: Will you be keeping your ipad mini?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Jacoblee23, Nov 2, 2012.

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Will you be keeping your ipad mini?

  1. Yes!

    216 vote(s)
    68.6%
  2. No

    55 vote(s)
    17.5%
  3. Undecided

    43 vote(s)
    13.7%
  1. macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I will be. The portability is fantastic.
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    I had three use case test and two of which has passed.

    1. Does it fit in my jacket pocket? Yes
    2. Does it display a letter size PDF file nicely without zooming? (Using PDF Expert, yes)
    3. Does it allow me to read from Zite in bed for long durations? Pending :)

    All signs point to yes but unless it satisfy all three, I won't be keeping it. :)
     
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    jclardy

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    #3
    Same here. It will compliment my 11" MBA nicely...where as my old 9.7" iPad just covered too much of the same ground.
     
  4. macrumors 68040

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    #4
    Hell yeah ;)
     
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    rockyroad55

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    #5
    Oh boy I am!
     
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    drew0020

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    Nope
     
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    mattopotamus

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    #7
    Add a poll :)

    Include undecided
     
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    maflynn

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    #8
    Yes, it does everything I want it to
     
  9. macrumors 68000

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    #9
    Keep mini.
     
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    shenan1982

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    Yes, it filled the gap that the full size iPad couldn't. between my iPhone 5 and my MBA 11". Its the perfect product. I don't care if it's not retina, I'd rather have killer battery life for now.
     
  11. macrumors 65816

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    Yep
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    Undecided. I love the form factor/weight=portability, ease of use, etc. I dislike the resolution strongly. Yes I knew it was not going to be retina, but I had to see it to understand what I was giving up in terms of readability and for what. Well, the portability is amazing. I don't think I can go back to a ~1.5lb iPad 3/4 (I didn't keep the 3 in the first place for numerous reasons) but at the same time, I'm having a difficult time deciding whether I need to keep a portable 8 in device with fuzzy font.
     
  13. macrumors member

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    #13
    Three words...

    Abso friggin lutely

    It's what I've always wanted. And I never knew that I wanted it. Feels like an iTouch and performs as a usual iPad.

    It's been a satisfying upgrade from a iPad 3 to an iPad mini in my mind. That's how I see it.
     
  14. macrumors 65816

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    #14
    Definitely, ideal middle ground machine. iPhone 5 - iPad Mini - 11.6 ultrabook.
     
  15. macrumors 6502

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    #15
    I should, I paid a little over $310 shipped for it direct from Apple, so I have nothing to complain about.
     
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    BaBaBoooooooey

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    #16
    No one is taking this from me.
    It fits perfectly in the back of my jeans. I dont feel like im lugging something around under my arm like my ipad 3.
    Me + Ipad mini = love
     
  17. macrumors 65816

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    #17
    Yes...this is the size I always hoped it would be. Small and light weight. Love it.
     
  18. macrumors regular

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    #18
    A big YES!# Absolutely love it!
     
  19. macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. Screen is a big fail for me. That and the fact that mine had some debris under the screen. Very annoying.
     
  20. macrumors 6502a

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    So when is Samsung going to start copying 7.9" form factor?
     
  21. macrumors member

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    I just picked up the ipad mini black 16gb and I'm undecided if I'm gonna keep it or just return it for an ipad 4. This ipad mini is amazing. I have an ipad 2 by the way.
     
  22. macrumors 6502

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    you do know Samsung already had a Galaxy Tab 7.7" and many other sizes long long before iPad mini was released?
     
  23. macrumors regular

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    #23
    Keeping mines already knew the screen would not be like my iPad3 but wanted a smaller iPad.
     
  24. macrumors member

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    #24
    No - I won't be keeping it. I actually like the size and form but the screen is a let down. Putting it next to an iPad 3 and iPhone 5 you can really see a difference that I just couldn't justify paying £349 for.

    I can understand people keeping it for the size alone but hey, each to their own!
     
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    maflynn

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    #25
    If you're putting it up against the iPad 3/iPhone 5 the screen is definitely going to look worse. The bottom line is, whether its worth paying that much money for a non-retina tablet. For some it is, for you it may not - best to get the product that fits your needs and budget
     

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