iPad mini iPad Mini? Worth it right now?

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  1. RotaryP7 macrumors 6502a

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    What do you guys think? I'm about to buy a Mini at Apple, probably refurbished. It's only $280. I honestly want it for school. Main use.

    I'll take notes, open PDF files, ebooks, just college stuff. But is it worth it right now? Or should I wait until the Mini 2 comes out? Whenever that is.
     
  2. teknikal90 macrumors 68030

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    i personally would not want a non-retina tablet...
     
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  4. RotaryP7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Lol I mean if its actually confirmed to be released soon. I'd wait. Hopefully it's this fall.
     
  5. princebig7 macrumors member

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    I was just in a similar position as you. Read my ebay thread I posted yesterday. You can get some ridiculous deals on there if u look hard enough.
     
  6. ArizonaKid macrumors regular

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    I'd wait. A high resolution display is a must have for me. That's why I never purchased the iPad mini.

    I'm using the Nexus 7 2013 right now and love it, and a iPad mini with 300 plus DPI would be even better.
     
  7. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    Just curious - are you going to sell the Nexus 7 if and when an iPad mini with retina is announced? Or are you going to sit this one out until your Nexus wears out?
     
  8. mcdj macrumors 604

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    What a novel question.
     

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  9. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

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    at 280.00, u can get brand new if you are talking about 16gb wifi.
     
  10. macgeek88 Suspended

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    I went from a 3 to the Mini and couldn't be happier. The screen for me is barely noticeable and I like the form factor, so it was a no-brainer for me.
     
  11. ArizonaKid macrumors regular

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    I'm going to keep both. One for me and one for my wife. We both like using Android & iOS. I personally like the 4:3 form factor of the iPad, but the 2013 Nexus 7 is more portable.

    So will be good to have options.
     
  12. RotaryP7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I actually bought one. I mean, even if the Mini 2 comes out this year. It probably won't be until November. I don't want to wait that long. I wanted it for this upcoming semester.

    Plus, if anything I'd sell this and get the new Mini if it's worth it. Haha, haven't received it yet but I'm happy. :)
     
  13. James717 macrumors regular

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    when is the mini 2 coming cout?
     
  14. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    At least wait until September 10 to see if they announce anything about the mini
     
  15. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    I'm hoping they announce info on the next iPad's but from what i've read it's primarily going to focus on the iPhone and iOS 7. I suspect they will say someting shortly after that. I'm looking forward to the new mini as well as the iPad 5.
     
  16. RotaryP7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    iPad Mini = Totally worth it.

    It's amazing. And to be honest, I don't have an issue not being a retina display. The display is already solid enough. It's worth it.
     
  17. James717 macrumors regular

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    Get it now. Why wait 3 months longer?

    The iPad mini 3 in 12 months later will be your 2nd iPad Mini. See how things work out?
     

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