iPad mini 4 vs Pro

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Markgnyc2, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. Markgnyc2 macrumors member

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    Ok, I know I will get flack for this...but...for me the mini 4 can do the same things for me as the ipad pro. First, I am not an artist, so I dont think the pencil would get much good use from me. I purchased the logitech k380 keyboard for $30 on sale, and it works wonderfully with the mini 4 (and my air 1). All of the keyboard shortcuts are there. I can multitask on it, albeit on a smaller scale. And the best part about the mini....you can travel with it and you hardly know its there. Seriously, its that light. I take it everywhere with me in a bag. I dont have to think about it, it just goes. For times that I would need a bigger screen, I have the original air, which stays home (wifi only). Anyway just my thoughts today, im sure I will change my mind in the future lol.
     
  2. goomba478 macrumors regular

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    To each his own :). We had a mini 2 for a while and it's fantastic. That said the mini 4 is infinitely more capable, but the Pro is what I dream about for the artistic posibilities. Don't need the pencil? Then get a mini 4 ^_^.
     
  3. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    I'm a proud owner of a Mini 4 myself, but it seems to me like you're just stating the obvious. If you're not interested in Pencil support, the Mini 4 can indeed do most of the same things as the Pro, in a much more portable form factor.
     
  4. Mystro macrumors 6502

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    A 48" 1080p will show everything a 72" 4K ultra hd tv will as well.
     
  5. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    Yes, sir. You are absolutely correct. Hopefully, you could to go bed feeling a bit better tonight about your mini 4 :)
     
  6. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    I have the mini 4 and air 2 and it's a perfect combo for me

    At work typing on my mini 4 as we speak. Pro I think is great for a lot. Each their own
     
  7. Markgnyc2, Nov 17, 2015
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    Seriously though....I own a Macbook Pro (non retina 2012) and the Mini blows away the speed of the Macbook. I am really starting to use my mini for more and more everyday "computer" tasks. The only reason that I need the Mac is to store photos, music etc. But with Apple music everything is in the cloud, so its really down to storing my photos. I think its this type of problem that will really prevent the iPad from becoming a true PC/Mac replacement. People want to have local storage of photos etc and the local storage isnt enough yet on any ipad.

    To even debate this shows how we really have come so far in such little time....I am 43 years old and just 15 years ago, the idea of a tablet was ridiculous, we had monster CRT monitors on our desks, connected to computers that had little power compared to todays devices....
     
  8. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    I think I'm gonna go with a Mini 4/Pro combo. Sell my Air 2 to help finance the madness. Carry my Mini around, use the Pro at home and at work. We'll see how it works out.
     
  9. Epiphron macrumors regular

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    I wonder what about both. A mini 4/Pro combo sounds perfect (besides obvious cost)
     
  10. biosci macrumors 6502a

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    This is what I'm doing now... But I'm in a very mobile job now and rock an MBP ret, and the mini4. Now it'll be the MBP and either the iPP or iPad mini4 depending on my needs for the day... On especially light days, I may just go and do the iPad pro only.
     
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    Yeah I think that would be a good combo. got the best of both worlds. think the pro is too big for me but i think it would work well for most
     
  14. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68040

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    That's what I am doing, but the Pro comes to work with me everyday.
     
  15. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Too bad my employer only lets us get corporate email on one phone and one tablet. I'd like to keep both the iPad mini and the iPad Pro. They are two vastly different devices. The mini is superportable. The Pro is bigger (area-wise) than my notebook computers. I can balance the mini in one hand easily. But I'm very interested in the Pencil for note taking.

    If the Air 3 gets Pencil support, I can see myself getting that next year.
     
  16. Sanlitun macrumors 6502

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    I returned my Pro but I will never give up my Mini 4. It's a great handheld iMessage and email device.
     
  17. danmart macrumors 6502a

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    We really are starting to live in a world where your device is just a screen into cloud based content and a processor to push that content around. What size screen and what power processor works best for you depends on what you're doing and where you're going. Some times my iPhone is all I need, some times I want my Pro or MBP. The Watch covers all the rest! ;)
     
  18. gorkt macrumors 6502

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    I also want to rock the Mini 4 vs iPad Pro combo. I visualize using the iPad Pro at home on my lap most of the time while being able to hook it to a wireless keyboard for when I need to do some work on it. My mini 4 stays in my bag and is used more for reading, emails and light web surfing on the go. I just need to figure out how to pay for it.....
     
  19. ron7624 Contributor

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    My combo is a Mini 4 and an Air 1. I use the M4 always but love my Air 1 as well. I am buying an Air 2 for my wife as she only has one iPad and all day use on an Air 1 is no longer acceptable.
    iPads to me are about portability. I respect the artists needs for the Pro. I have played with a Pro in the Apple Store and feel it is too big for what I do.
    We all buy these fantastic Apple products to satisfy OUR needs.
     
  20. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. We all have different wants and needs; no one device is perfect for everyone.
     

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