iPad mini 2 or iPad Air

Discussion in 'iPad' started by rippythereindeer, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. rippythereindeer macrumors newbie

    rippythereindeer

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    I am a college student with a heavy 17" gaming laptop. I am looking for something that I can just grab to take notes on. I will be looking at SOME graphs and some excel/spreadsheets. I have used an iPad before but with the new mini I'm not sure which is best for my needs. I don't read a lot of books and I have a TV at home for movies. Any games I want to play I can use my laptop for. I can get free software on my iPad that is compatible with my classes as well. With that said I'm looking for:
    • Portability
    • Easy note taking (I will be buying a bluetooth/external keyboard)
    • Light weight (although, I know they are similar in weight)
    • Not a hassle to view powerpoints, spreadsheets, notes, papers, etc...
     
  2. SparklyMe macrumors newbie

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    I have an iPad mini, and my school has iPad Airs that we can use. From my experience (most people I know agree), it is very hard to look at, or even edit , powerpoint, spreadsheets, etc. I have tried Google Sheets, Excel, etc., but they all are so slow, and do not have as many tools as I, and you, I'm guessing, would like.
     
  3. Badrottie Suspended

    Badrottie

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    Forget about an iPad, go out and get a new Retina Macbook 12"
     

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