All iPads iPad Mini or iPad 2?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by AlmostJosh, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. AlmostJosh macrumors 6502

    AlmostJosh

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    I really would like to buy an iPad but I am stuck between the Mini and a refurbished iPad 2. The mini is $330 but the iPad 2 is only $359.99 for a 16GB WiFi model. I already have a Nexus 7, which I usually use only for games and web, so I am familiar with the 7" tablet class. However, even though I may enjoy the extra 2" or so that the iPad 2 would give me, I'm at a loss for which one I should purchase. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    It all comes down to portability

    One is bigger & the other is smaller


    I found the ipad to be too heavy for what I use it for
     
  3. SunnyStudioNeo macrumors regular

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    If you're a heavy game player, get iPad; if you just need it for light social platforms and want to use on bed, get iPad mini.
     
  4. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

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    On a contrary, i think if you are heavy gamer... get Ipad mini. It is a lot lighter and more mobile so you can play game comfortable. Ipad 2 is way too heavy for games like Dark Knight Rises or temple run. My suggestion, lose the Nexus and add more bucks to get 32G ipad mini. Nexus 7 and Ipad mini is purposed exactly the same.
     
  5. sparks9 macrumors 6502a

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    Get the mini it's the future (for the next 6 months at least)
     
  6. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    6 months ?
     
  7. lulla01 macrumors 68020

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    If you want a small tablet, iPad mini if you want a larger one buy the 4.
     
  8. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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  9. Boob macrumors member

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    2 because of the larger and more enjoyable screen space

    Got my refurb 2 last month for $319 on apple.com
     
  10. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Get a 2, try it, and if you don't like it swap to the Mini.
     
  11. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed, this seems to be the key question.
     
  12. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    Mini. Better cameras, better wifi, lte (if you want), Siri. And it's cheaper, lighter, and thinner. The ONLY thing the iPad 2 has going for it is a bigger screen (same resolution tho). And I say this as someone who has and loves his iPad 2.
     

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