iPad My dithering has reached epic proportions

Discussion in 'iPad' started by KhunJay, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. KhunJay macrumors 6502


    Sep 16, 2013
    I envy you guys....you make your minds up and go for it.

    I have been torn between the ipad air and Rmini and was waiting to handle the latter before deciding. Today I had a play wth the MiniR..it's gorgeous, size and weight are right, screen is awesome.

    But....and this is pretty obvious..

    Reading is much more pleasant on the Air....and my eyesight is fairly normal.

    Im disappointed since I expected to fall in love with the miniR instantly but reading a magazine on newstand gave me pause....the same magazine reads so much better on the Air.

    Even the keyboard on the Air is more suited to the size of my fingers.

    Looks like I am talking myself into getting the Air but all these posts on screen issues, I am wondering if I should wait for later batch when they have sorted out the right suppliers.

    Hell, I wish the MiniR worked for me....its great on looks and size but the Air just might be more enjoyable to use for me.

    Now I need a coffee....should I get an espresso or a cappuccino....ohhh why is this so difficult?
  2. MrGimper macrumors 603


    Sep 22, 2012
    Andover, UK
    Sounds like the Air is for you. Go buy one. What colour tho :)

    If there are issues with the screen, get it replaced. Or keep it for 6 months then get it replaced, possibly with a new batch. You have a years warranty.
  3. Chairman.Jobbie macrumors 6502

    Sep 9, 2011
    Go Air. I have a perfect screen - to me at least. I wanted to love the mini but it just doesn't feel right. Sitting on the couch it just doesn't feel right / too small and cramped - too me. The air feels better in my hands.

    A lot of people, popular tech bloggers, say both are wonderful and that the mini could be your only iPad - I disagree. The screen on the air feels like luxury... The same way a 15 inch MacBook Pro feels like luxury compared to 13" etc.

    There is no ideal device. Just what you prefer.

    We are talking 2 inches and 138g difference.
  4. syd430 Guest

    The Air is definitely the most versatile out of the two. Great for using on a table and holding. The Mini is more of a niche product that really specialises in being held. I think when people are in doubt, they should really default to the Air. Just my opinion. I repeat, everything I just wrote is my personal opinion only. :D
  5. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

    Oct 23, 2010
    the air is a big mini. Thats why Im sticking with it.
  6. Ladybug macrumors 68000


    Apr 13, 2006
    Just chiming in to say, of the 2 we bought both have wonderful screens. There are some with screen issues but that doesn't mean they are all bad. Best of luck with whatever you decide though.
  7. comatose81 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 17, 2009
  8. bevsb2 macrumors 68000

    Nov 23, 2012
    I prefer the Air for the same reason - screen real estate and reading pleasure with the larger text. With the weight and size reduction it is the perfect device for me. The iPad mini is a great device also, but I think it works best for those with young eyes and/or put emphasis on portability. I went to look at the mini last evening and I think the screen looks great, but is just too small for my needs. As far as screen issues go it looks like the mini has its share as well. Get the iPad of your choice. Apple makes returns easy if the one you get has screen defects.
  9. comatose81 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 17, 2009
    Don't forget the mini is undercloaked to 1.3ghz this is a huge performance issue and makes the air 100x better imo
  10. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

    Oct 23, 2010
    I have young 20/20 eyes but I ended up getting an Air. If more websites were responsive, it would be easier for me to to back to another mini. Air is such an immersive experience.
  11. syd430 Guest

    /s ?
  12. comatose81 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 17, 2009
    Are you asking if there will be a mini S to fix this?
  13. tbayrgs macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2009
    No, he's asking if that was sarcasm. Testing of the rMini and the Air show performance improvement to be slight at best, and thus questioning your statement of 'a huge performance issue and makes the air 100x better.'
  14. comatose81 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 17, 2009
    It is a huge performance difference. Apple once again skimping and screwing their customers for profit.
  15. tbayrgs macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2009
    Explain, o wise one...
  16. comatose81 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 17, 2009
    Web page rendering is showing an average 4.2ms difference in latency.
  17. RickTaylor macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2013
    Luuuuuke, trust your feelings!

    Seriously, I like the mini, but from what you're saying it sounds like the Air is for you. We can argue pros and cons all day, but sometimes something just feels right.

    This post gave what I thought was an excellent summary of the pros and cons of both machines. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1671569
  18. Outrigger macrumors 68000


    Dec 22, 2008
    oh wow, 4.2ms difference in latency. I was going to say 99.9X better, but your 100 x better is much more eloquently than my post...
  19. tbayrgs macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2009
    A whole 4.2 ms!? :eek: (see, that's clearly define sarcasm ;))

    Link to those findings?
  20. zip macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2003

    I hear ya; I spent a lot of time at the Apple store and Best Buy and reading this forum trying to decide. They are both awesome! In the end, I'm going with the Air because I realized everything I want to do I can easily do on the Air, but some of the things I want to do will be harder on the Mini. For me, more screen real estate won over smaller form.
  21. rmhop81 macrumors 68020


    Apr 4, 2005
    Dallas, TX
    maybe u should delete your candy crush thread then....just a thought
  22. tbayrgs macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2009
    In all seriousness for the OP, early testing, contrary to comatose81's assertions (or maybe his perception of huge is just really small ;)), shows marginal differences in benchmark testing that in all likelihood aren't even perceptible in real world use unless you're using the two devices side-by-side and looking for them. The general assumption is it was clocked lower to improve battery life and possibly to limit overheating. The rMini has about 75% the battery of the Air yet has to push just as many pixels.

    Nobody other that the OP himself can tell what will best suit his/her needs. I'd guess the biggest deciding factors will be size/weight do the device itself and of course display size.

    I moved to the Mini lest year primarily for the size and portability but with the iPad's dramatic weight loss and slimming, it's far more comfortable to hold for long periods of time and I'd rather have more display, so I picked up an iPad Air. But of course, those are just my preferences.
  23. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    The Mini is $100 cheaper. Want the fastest iPad buy the more expensive iPad.
  24. DisplacedMic macrumors 65816

    May 1, 2009
    oh, now i get it.
  25. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

    Oct 23, 2010
    MacRumors the place where Apple/Android/Windows come to justify their purchasing decisions.

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