All iPads Should I keep my iPad 3 refurb or go for a mini?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Colin0317, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Colin0317 macrumors member

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    Hi,

    So I bought my very first iPad. I decided to go with the iPad 3 when I saw it in the refurbished store for $379.99. Now that the iPad mini is out and getting rave reviews for it's form factor, I don't know if I should go for that instead. The mini is $50 less, looks nicer and people seem to like it more than the iPad 3. I really like my iPad 3, the screen is perfect, but being my first iPad, I don't know if the mini would be more convenient. I bought the iPad for use at home 99% of the time, but I would like to take it with me when I travel too from time to time. I really need help deciding what I should do. There are no Apple store in my area, so I can't compare them side by side. Any suggestions from people that used both would be very helpful to me. :confused:
     
  2. rahul247rocks macrumors member

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    dude forget the iPad Mini. The iPad 3 comes with a retina display that is crisp and clear. And the iPad 3 is also a monster house of power computing compared to iPad Mini.
     
  3. noteple macrumors 65816

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    Return the iPad you are not sure about, and buy the one you think you want.
    Live with it for ten days.
    If its a mistake reverse the process, if not all is well.
     
  4. doboy macrumors 68000

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    Just buy a mini and try it out and return the one you don't want.
     
  5. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    u need to ask yourself if you really need the smaller form factor of the mini. I don't need a small iPad so that's why I got the iPad 4.
     
  6. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    Thats really waht its all about...the smaller form factor.
     
  7. Kashsystems macrumors 6502

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    It is all relative. I bought the mini because I wanted a smaller form factor. Otherwise I would have bought the 4.
     
  8. deppisch macrumors member

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    You do realize that the A5X in the iPad 3 is the same basic processor as the A5 in the iPad Mini, right? The major difference being that the A5X has quad core graphics to power the retina display--something not necessary for the iPad Mini. There's no performance increase in normal computing, and quad core graphics would be wasted in a non-retina device.
     
  9. zauze macrumors newbie

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    Have you been to the store and tried a mini? For me, it's an easy choice. The mini is just so much more usable and totable. I know I'll use it a lot more and in a lot more places, then I'd use the iPad.
     
  10. bigboar macrumors 6502

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    I have both and haven't touched the 3 since receiving the mini. The 3 screen is better but the minis is serviceable and it so much more fun to actually hold and use in my opinion...
     
  11. Ih8reno macrumors 65816

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    What is more important to you? Size of screen or sharpness
     

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