All iPads iPad Air or iPad Mini 2

Discussion in 'iPad' started by sicdeath, Nov 28, 2014.

  1. sicdeath macrumors member

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    I am deciding between the iPad Air 1st gen or the iPad Mini 2. I am looking to get the 4g model. Which would be more ideal performance wise.
     
  2. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    Same performance.

    Get the Air if you want to use it mostly at home.

    Otherwise, get the mini 2.
     
  3. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    Do you have an earlier ipad? If you did and plan on keeping that as a secondary device, buy the other use case now (mobility or screen size).
     
  4. g.t. rags macrumors 6502

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    i would go with the air, but thats just because i have a 6+.... not enough of a size jump....
     
  5. Jesla macrumors 6502

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    I already have an iPad Retina so I went with the Mini2 for portability.......

    ....hard to beat the battery life of the iPad retina but it and even the air
    are to dang big and heavy for daily mobile use.
     
  6. ron7624 Contributor

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    I'm partial to the retina mini
    I have both. Performance wise the Air 1 and Mini 2 feel the same to me. Both are data capable and on ATT
    The mini is in my hands right now, and is 95+% of the time.
    It's all about portability to me. Hope this helps....
     
  7. saltd macrumors 6502a

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    Air, no question. The screen on the mini has an incomplete color gamut, resulting in inaccurate colors, which is a deal breaker to me. Even the Nexus 7 has a 100% color gamut(a device I also use a lot). I've had both the mini and the Air, and the larger screen is just more of a pleasure to use. Unless you're going to be carrying it around with you, get the Air.
     
  8. sicdeath thread starter macrumors member

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    I ended up buying the ipad mini 2. Let me say that the ipad feels great in the hands and its so easy to navigate around. I also used a friend's ipad air to compare and the air just feels too big. Also the mini came with ios 7 which is so much better than ios 8 in my view. Thanks for all your feedback!!
     
  9. Max(IT) Suspended

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    Heavy? The iPad air?
     
  10. Jesla macrumors 6502

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    Well....yes. It's 1/3rd or 1/4 of a pound heavier which is significant considering
    we are talking about a 331g device.
     
  11. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I have the mini 2 and love it. Especially on Sunday as I pace around the house watching redzone and checking fantasy football.

    I have small hands and can still 1 hand the width of the device.
     
  12. RickTaylor macrumors 6502a

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    It's really a matter of what's more important to you: a larger nicer screen or a more portable device. Some people prefer one, some the other.
     

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