iPad iPad 4 or rMini

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  1. p0x macrumors member

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    I official have the money to buy either since the 4 is on sale right now at best buy. I like the size of the mini and the fact it has a A7 chip. I kinda like the iPad 4 because it's nice to watch videos. Which should I get?
     
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    Another vote for the rMini, I don't think you can go wrong with that baby :)
     
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    I am thinking of returning the rMini in favor of the new iPad Air. I found myself missig the larger screen this past year.
     
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    That wasn't on his list.

    I say go for the rMini over the 4.
     
  6. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

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    Between those two I'd definitely go with the rMini, lots of performance and good looks for the money.
     
  7. CandyNJ66 macrumors regular

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    I went from an iPad 4 to a Retina Mini, so I think it's definitely worth going for.
     
  8. MrXiro macrumors 68040

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    rMini... why get last year's tech unless you can get it very very cheap. If you somehow score an iPad 4 for under $300 you should jump on it... but if you're paying the same amount of money for either machine the rMini is the better buy.
     
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    But it does state that I prefer the larger screen over the mini.
     
  10. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

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    Well, which is more important? Would you rather have the larger screen or a device that's twice as fast? :)
     
  11. p0x, Dec 17, 2013
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    I ended up going for the rMini, thanks guys! I love it.
     
  12. JGWolven, Dec 17, 2013
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    Glad you enjoy it. It's a fantastic device.
     
  13. p0x thread starter macrumors member

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    I have until next week to return it. I haven't had any issues with safari so far. But, it's day one.
     
  14. Misskitty macrumors 6502

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    Good man, you made me and everyone else on here very proud.
     
  15. Zxxv macrumors 68040

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    Did my post get deleted?


    My iPad 4 has a better screen than my retina mini, playing a video on YouTube I noticed the mini looks grainy, iPad 4 picture perfect, same with a lot of photos, mini grainy,iPad 4 perfect.

    Maybe I got a duff screen but from my experience the iPad 4 looks way better than the retina mini
     
  16. patseguin macrumors 65816

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    Between a an iPad 4 and retina mini I'd choose the retina mini all day long and of course make sure I get a good display. If you're considering an iPad 4, why not consider an iPad Air? Before the Air full sized iPads were thick and heavy and the mini was thin and light and a major reason to get one. Now that the Air has gone thinner and lighter there's less reason to go with a mini IMHO.
     
  17. Northwestern macrumors regular

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    I sold my iPad 4 to get a rMINI and I ended up with an iPad Air. The screen of iPad 4 or Air looks much better. Some colors on the rMINI looked washed out to me. I am watching a lot of movies on my iPad and in my opinion the bigger screen is an advantage. I had a display problem with my iPad Air, waiting for a replacement now, but looking back to my iPad 4, I think it was the best iPad I ever had. I don't know if I will like the Air more, because I haven't used it much before I send it to Apple repair. I would go with iPad 4 or Air.
     
  18. Capt T macrumors 6502a

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    Congrats on the new iPad
     
  19. Misskitty macrumors 6502

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    Good dog, dont let the air owners try to tell you that bigger os better.
     
  20. Han Solo 1 macrumors 6502

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    Glad you went with the rMini. I had an iPad 4 before, and the Mini (in my opinion) blows it away.

    After using the rMini, the larger sized iPad looks too blown up for my taste.

    I can't even imagine wanting the iPad Pro, if it actually gets made.
     
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  22. p0x thread starter macrumors member

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    I know that. That's why I bought a mini. Re-read my first post.
     
  23. Max(IT) Suspended

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    It actually depends on your needs.
    I love the Mini form factor, but i think I can't stay many hours on it because it is .... mini :D

    iPad 4 has a better display.

    But my question is: how much are you going to pay it ? Because I don't think there is an huge difference between an iPad 4 and an iPad Air.



    Oops, I was late ;)
     
  24. Han Solo 1 macrumors 6502

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    Does this mean:

    1. Never. Mini.

    or

    2. Never mind.

    :confused:
     
  25. Johnbrow macrumors newbie

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    Go to the Apple store. Pick up both and play with them for a while, trying to use some functions you'd use yourself on the iPad. Think about how you would use your iPad and how portable you need it to be. Then decide. There is no better or worse model for everyone in general-it's a completely individual choice.

    Or, I know several people who just got both of them, either because they were indecisive or because they had different uses for each.
     

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