Question about iPad performance

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mbell75, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. mbell75 macrumors 6502

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    I bought the 16GB version and I am thinking about taking it back for the 32 instead. What happens when it gets down to only 1 or 2GBs free? Will it slow down and get glitchy?
     
  2. shakenmartini macrumors 6502

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    No, this is not a windows machine. It will run fine with little or no extra free space.

    To be honest, the 64 gig model is a pretty good deal if you want to take a lot of videos and music with you. I'm considering removing music from my iPad and only taking movies and work documents with me, even though I have plenty of free space on my 64 gig.
     
  3. ImperialX macrumors 65816

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    Slowing down isn't something that's going to happen, but I don't think 16GB is enough, especially since iPad apps are bigger than iPhone apps, and I can see some very big ones in the horizon...
     
  4. FlashHead macrumors regular

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    ...not to mention more graphic rich, media imbedded books on the horizon. The periodic table app (XE) is almost 2GB in size. Even if it hadn't gotten a ton of incredible press, this is the wave of the future. Current size considerations for the iPhone/iPad are almost certainly not going to applicable to the iPad.

    I, for one, want to have room to grow into my iPad. So, 64GB for me.

    Caveat: I don't imagine there being any major hardware upgrade (camera included) that would entice me to run out and buy the very next rev in a year (or whenever), that is until they become 4G compliant. That, however, looks like it is still at least a couple of years away.
     
  5. mbell75 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm, good point about the larger apps that will require more graphics power. Thanks for the input.
     
  6. ImperialX macrumors 65816

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    The main point of FlashHead's post was actually to inform you that apps will require a lot more space than you expect, and not in terms of graphic requirement.

    You should really consider a 32 or 64GB.
     
  7. mbell75 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yea, will get the 32 tomorrow. I wont need to have tons of movies, music and photos on there but the extra space will be nice to have, especially for larger apps.
     

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