Not sure what to buy!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by swish2351, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. swish2351 macrumors 6502

    Feb 28, 2010
    Hello I am trying to decide whether it is worth it for me to purchase an iPad!
    Here is what I currently have:
    :apple: iPhone 4S – Small crack on lower right corner
    :apple: 2010 13" MacBook Pro – Core 2 Duo, VERY slow

    Notes to consider
    • I have ~$1200 saved up so far
    • For my high school graduation, I will get about $2000 and will be purchasing a 15" rMBP
    • Next year, I will spend $300 on a 32GB iPhone 5S/6

    My question is... Should I get an iPad? "Mini" or "Retina"? LTE or WiFi?
    I would mostly use it for:
    • Taking notes in school (I take probably 8-12 notes a week on my MBP
    • Long car rides to relatives homes (about 45 minutes)

    Help, thanks!
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Regardless of damage to your phone, I say the iPad sounds good for you.
  3. Solomani macrumors 68040


    Sep 25, 2012
    Alberto, Canado
    If the iPad is meant for taking notes for school use... then the full-sized Retina iPad is probably your best bet.

    I doubt the iPad Mini is really all that good at taking notes with the smaller screen space. And really, you're not saving that much if you went with the Mini.

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