16 gb wifi enough for me?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bad1550, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. bad1550 macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    Just sold my laptop and plan to pick up ipad2 16gb wifi today.

    Is 16gb enough for my use? I plan to mostly surf web and send out resumes.

    I dont need 3G as I will use mainly at home.

    Thx,

    Bob
     
  2. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    Question: What do you plan an syncing it to? iOS 5 isn't out yet.
     
  3. BigWalt macrumors regular

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    Seems like you would be fine, I to have a 16gb wifi and use it roughly 6hrs a day and have been fine. I surf the net, Netflix, stream all my music and videos. I have about 16games and still only use bout 4gbs of space.

    Unless you need to store your music or movies you'll be fine with a 16gb
     
  4. bad1550 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just would like to store my Word docs and import songs to itunes.
     
  5. Lagmonster macrumors 6502

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    16gb is really enough for anyone, especially if you are willing to manage whatever media you might have on the device (movies/music/pictures).
     
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  7. Mac.World macrumors 68000

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    I thought 32gb would be enough for me. I currently have 20gb of just apps, and only a small portion of that is games. Then add vids, books, pdf's and music and you quickly run out of space. I just bought a 64gb model and am already down to having just 20gb left!

    You'll be surprised how fast you run out of space once you realize how many apps can actually assist you in day to day evolutions! As apps become more advanced, their size will increase and memory gets eaten quicker. Just a thought.

    If they made a 256gb iPad, I'd buy it.
     
  8. jagolden macrumors 6502

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    Must be a glut of them in your area. I couldn't "pick one up" for the life of me. Ended up having to order from Apple. Hope you get one! I can't wait for mine. :)
     
  9. bad1550 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Now I am debating getting the 32gb? but hate to spend the extra $$
     
  10. FilipH macrumors regular

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    16GB will be plenty. spend the extra $$ on a dock or a nice sleeve. You'll enjoy it more ...
     
  11. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    Sleeves and docks can be purchased later, storage space cannot. I'd splurge and get the 32. It's better to have extra than not have enough.

    I have a 32GB iPad and here's my current stats:

    Songs:362
    Videos:0
    Photos:302
    Apps:96
    Capacity:29.0 GB
    Available: 16.4

    As you can see, I don't have much on there and I've already taken up almost 13 GBs.
     
  12. bad1550 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow - I was thinking I may sign up for Target card to get 10% off to offset some of the 32gb cost diff.

    Thx
     
  13. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    Not a bad idea. 10% off is about 59 bucks. That makes it only 540 USD. Of course, don't forget tax.
     
  14. bad1550 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, hopefully it does not exclude Apple products
     
  15. slu macrumors 68000

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    16 is more than enough for me. I only store apps and photos on mine. I stream all my music and video either with home sharing or google music/audio galaxy/air video. I have a few games, but not many. My opinion is that if you mainly use it at home and aren't anything more than a casual gamer, the extra storage is not required.
     
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    HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    I am starting to stream my music more (Amazon Cloud Player), but since I only have a Wi-Fi model, (same that the OP wants), streaming isn't always an option. It's good to store some stuff locally.
     
  17. bad1550 thread starter macrumors regular

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    My local Target only had the Black 32gb wifi in stock which made my decision easier. Target changed their policy for new credit cards from 10% to 5% but at least its a little savings.

    Bob
     
  18. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    Congrats! You're going to love it.
     
  19. bad1550 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks Again!

    Bob
     
  20. Mac.World macrumors 68000

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    Good job. You won't regret the upgrade to 32gb. Once you start realizing how many apps there are that are useful and how large they can be in size, you'll be glad you got the 32gb.
     
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    Aye, getting the 16GB version is the one and only regret I'm having about my iPad. When I first got it I overloaded it and pretty much ran out of space, I had to come up with a system to keep space free.

    I have an iPhone, so I split local content between the two (audio content on iphone, movie content on ipad). Also, minus a few utilities, I don't put any iPhone native apps on my iPad. My iPad still has ~4GB left, and with a little vetting I'm sure I could get rid of some games/apps I never use and free up 50% more.

    Hopefully, iCloud will make this even easier especially if it means I won't have store pictures/movies anymore.
     
  23. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    You will be more than fine. Other than apps, I don't store any other content on my 16GB iPad. When I'm traveling, I load 2-3 movies on there to watch on the flight, but then I still have roughly 7GB left once the movies are sync'd up. Therefore, I think that the 16GB model will work for you.
     
  24. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    The OP already got a 32 GB.

     
  25. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    I know you got the 32, but if you have a wifi that will rarely leave home, you wasted money on the 32GB.
     

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