Question for current iPad users about usage

ADR

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Jun 1, 2011
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Hello all,

I'd like to purchase an iPad. Primarily to be used as a lightweight computer for work (easy to transport, very useful in the classroom (connecting to TVs for presentations/showing various media—for which I currently use my iPhone— grade keeper, attendance, maintaining class website, etc.)). However, among my considerations as to which available model to purchase, chief seems to be disk size. I was wondering how far 16, 32, and 64gb really gets you (wifi version).

Currently in the Apple store, refurbished 64gb iPad 2s run about ¥43,000~46,000, and the new iPad 16gb is 42,800 (though I do see that an additional ¥16,000 gets you a 64gb version).

Essentially, my main concern will be disk size, and I'm wondering what someone who uses their iPad for work has seen in terms of limitations, if any, from disk size.

Thanks very much
 

Badrottie

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May 8, 2011
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I see people who use iPad for work/school usually have 64GB. If you don't care about retina display then iPad 64GB is good for you.

Good luck
 

Night Spring

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Jul 17, 2008
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Documents (letters, speadsheets, database, books without pics, etc) in general take very little space. If you have pictures and/or videos, that take a lot more space. If you do a lot of presentations, you probably want to get the maximum storage space you can get. If not, and you don't plan to store a lot of music/video/pictures/games on your iPad, then 32 or 16 GB is fine.
 

Irish Rose

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May 29, 2010
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Documents (letters, speadsheets, database, books without pics, etc) in general take very little space. If you have pictures and/or videos, that take a lot more space. If you do a lot of presentations, you probably want to get the maximum storage space you can get. If not, and you don't plan to store a lot of music/video/pictures/games on your iPad, then 32 or 16 GB is fine.
Agreed. There is no point in spending $100 extra dollars on memory if you'll never even come close to using it.

OP, for you your needs, you should be fine with the 32GB iPad and still have extra memory available if you need it.