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    Quote Originally Posted by quadtronix View Post
    Personally, I will most likely be going with the Air (very soon hopefully)... Because I had the mini (first gen) and I have the N7 (2nd gen) and I have a few other small tablets that I just couldn't resist, which sit on the shelf as backups... I kind of miss my full sized iPads too. For me, the N7 is my favorite small tablet so to buy a retina mini for $400 would probably be a little redundant and a waste of money. The Air on the other hand, is more what I'm in the market for right now... It's frankly going to be between that and the Asus Nexus 10, but I'm 99% sure its gonna be the Air. I can't wait! Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    Just curious.....why does one need so many tablets? What am I missing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by markbnh1 View Post
    Just curious.....why does one need so many tablets? What am I missing?

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    I don't need them... I just like them... plus it's hard when new technology comes out, for me not to want to get it. I sell my old stuff sometimes and have given some away to family and friends. It is a problem though, I will admit that. I do like to have at least 2 tablets with me at a time so when I'm charging one I can use the other. I use tablets a lot and waiting for it to charge would be excruciating on a bi-daily basis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quadtronix View Post
    I don't need them... I just like them... plus it's hard when new technology comes out, for me not to want to get it. I sell my old stuff sometimes and have given some away to family and friends. It is a problem though, I will admit that. I do like to have at least 2 tablets with me at a time so when I'm charging one I can use the other. I use tablets a lot and waiting for it to charge would be excruciating on a bi-daily basis.
    It will be hard for regular people to understand those of us who are a bit tablet-crazed. I own 4 tablets at the moment....I do plan to get rid of some of them, however. Or, at the least, find an alternative use for some of them. I have read where one can make a security system from old tablets. They can be positioned at various locations in and around your home...using the cameras and your wifi, software can monitor the camera on each and do motion detection and do email alerts and whatnot. There is an app on both iOS and Android that supports this kind of thing. So, instead of buying a security system costing $1000 you can just use old tablets (same net cost, though, but potentially more functionality & flexibility).
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    Got my iPad Air on Wednesday! Typing this on it now... I was thinking about the new mini but I'm glad I went with the Air. I am so used to smaller tablets that the bigger screen is a welcome change for me. It's like a breath of fresh Air!

    Still use my Nexus 7 but not as much now. Loving the iPad Air! I even read Ebooks on it which is different than on a 7" screen. It's surprisingly very doable though. Getting great battery life out of it too. All in all I am pleased with the purchase.




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    Quote Originally Posted by s2mikey View Post
    Lots of votes here for the Mini. That's cool but IMO the full sized screen experience trumps any slightly better portability that you get with the mini. That's the thing too, the mini still does NOT fit into pants or jacket pockets. You need a handbag or briefcase to really tote the mini around and in that case the Air would also fit. The mini is lighter and more svelte and I suspect that can be felt when holding it for long periods. But, the Air has gotten lighter and more svelte too and the larger screen simply rocks for web surfing, gaming, and most other tasks.

    My three cents.
    I have a full size air, an i put it in my coat pocket all the time. Of course, I'm 6'4", so perhaps my coats have larger pockets than most. Lol
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    Ipad Mini has a gimped color palette, which is inexcusable given that its supposed to be a premium product with a price to match. Every other iDevice back to the ip5 and iPod touch 5G have full color gamuts, but the new mini only has 63%. The difference is noticeable.


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    Depends how large of a screen you want. That's the main difference at this point. Comparable power, and both have retina displays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zugzwang View Post
    I have a full size air, an i put it in my coat pocket all the time. Of course, I'm 6'4", so perhaps my coats have larger pockets than most. Lol
    Nice! You must have a good sized coat then because my Air won't fit in any of my jackets!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dustinzilbauer35 View Post
    Ipad Mini has a gimped color palette, which is inexcusable given that its supposed to be a premium product with a price to match. Every other iDevice back to the ip5 and iPod touch 5G have full color gamuts, but the new mini only has 63%. The difference is noticeable. Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk
    The difference is only noticeable upon direct comparison. And even then it is slight and unlikely to matter to most.

    Also, most people think the mini is smaller than it really is. It is not nearly as small as a nexus 7, for example. When watching a wide screen movie, which only use part of the iPad mini screen, the image you get is still larger than the same image on the nexus 7'a screen, where all of the screen is used. The mini is at its best when you need to take it lots of places. Still lighter and smaller than the air. But if you don't have good near vision, get the air. It is a lovely device and better than any other iPad with the exception of the retina mini.
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    iPad air 10 inches is better


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