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Adelphos33

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I was planning in replacing my current mini (a 16G w AT&T) with an iPad air. But after reading reviews of both devices, I may just keep my current mini and get an iPad Air. The current mini will be a good travel device for a couple of years due to the weight and hotspot capability, along with a strong battery. The iPad Air appears to have a better battery and processor than the retina Mini and will likely last several years. I am thinking about going big on Storage (maybe 128 gig). Also thinking about adding a Kindle Paperwhite for ultimate portability for books only...
 

bambooshots

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I was planning in replacing my current mini (a 16G w AT&T) with an iPad air. But after reading reviews of both devices, I may just keep my current mini and get an iPad Air. The current mini will be a good travel device for a couple of years due to the weight and hotspot capability, along with a strong battery. The iPad Air appears to have a better battery and processor than the retina Mini and will likely last several years. I am thinking about going big on Storage (maybe 128 gig). Also thinking about adding a Kindle Paperwhite for ultimate portability for books only...

Sounds like a solid plan.
 
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bobby68

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Dec 28, 2009
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That's my plan to.

Keeping my old 64gb. Mini, and have an 128gb. Air on order.
 
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Fultonpics

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Jun 21, 2010
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Bought the air and sold the mini. Then bought the mini retina for wife. So all bases covered and happy wife!
 
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ckeck

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I love my devices but I couldn't see the same person using a Mini and an Air unless money just isn't an issue. Is the size/portability difference that significant for you?

Not knocking you, just generally curious.
 
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Adelphos33

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After seeing the current Retina Mini, I'm more resolute in my choice... I'll likely get an Air during black Friday. 128G + LTE.
 
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fanchee

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There is no wrong choice. Both are awesome devices. Go with your gut.
 
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