iPad Refurbished iPad 3 or iPad mini? Need help choosing my 1st iPad!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Colin0317, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. Colin0317 macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I want an iPad mostly for gaming, video, apps and web. I currently have an iPhone 5 and a 4s. Which one would you guys recommend? The iPad 3 is very tempting with it's retina display (really love the 4s and 5 screens), but the form factor, build and style seems better on the mini. The iPad 3 refurb is $379 ($50 more than the mini). Which one is a better buy? :confused:
     
  2. mncmoore macrumors regular

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    Not the iPad mini. It doesn't have the retina which makes it worth I it. Processor is the same though.
     
  3. AbGilley89 macrumors newbie

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    I had the same question. I was using a nexus 7 for a while and a lot of things about the mini disappointed me especially the lack of a retina display but when I saw how much the iPad 3 was discounted I could not resist and I am happy with my decision I find it just the right size. It is good for just about anything and being a college student I can just throw it in my bag and I am good to go.
     
  4. Scott2345 macrumors regular

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    I was in the same boat as you, I ended up going with the refurb iPad 3 16GB. It's also my first iPad. Just seems like a no brainer.
     
  5. BaBaBoooooooey macrumors regular

    BaBaBoooooooey

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    I would just wait and play with one in a store and see which one you like better. Its hard to weigh all the pros and cons based on others opinions.
     
  6. Scott2345 macrumors regular

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    They only got the black 16GB in stocks now, white sold out.
     

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