This is a discussion on Pros and cons of the ipad mini within the iPad Mini Forum forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Originally Posted by PadMatress My Ipad Mini arrived today. Sold my Ipad 3 last week. For the last couple months I had been playing with ...
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Selling my iPad 3 and getting a Mini was the best thing I have done, tech-wise, ever. It is the perfect size and weight. I often carry it with me, even although I also have an iPhone. I have found apps to allow me to work on web sites, shop. and bank online, read, watch videos... and play! I love my Mini - her name is Merrily.
Definetly see more of the benefits then the cons. Honestly - Retina display is just overrated. This size is perfect and it compliments my needs and my computer nicely. I don't watch movies on the Ipad that's what the Mac Mini is for, but its great for business productivity, games, photos and gaming.
I got the 16 gigs because I think it's more then enough to serve my needs. I have 6 gigs left. And that's plenty for me to keep spare for podcasts as I do like to listen to podcasts on the go. It also has seen me drop the use for the Ipod. Again no need to use the Ipod - because the Ipad Mini is decent. It just works. Like the originally premise of the ipad - touch and go. Do. But this one just adds the extra benefit of it being light weight and meets in the middle between both the Ipad and Ipod.
Great name for your Ipad Mini
Hopefully, Apple will not use backward technology in the upcoming iPad Mini Retina like they did in the original Mini that has an A5, 512MB RAM over now 3 years old CPU(originally used in the iPhone 4). A7, 2GB RAM is the current technology curve.
Love my mini and my iPad!!
iPad 2 ~ Wi-Fi ~ 32 GB | MacBook Air 13-inch 4 GB RAM/128 GB | Apple TV (3rd Gen) | iPod Classic 80 GB | iPod Touch 32 GB (4th Gen)
pros it is easy to take it on the go and fits in small places, gets the job done, and cons is a little small for working and not that good typing like the regular ipad or mac book airs!
There are no cons... Really there aren't :-)
Cons - it doesn't run on Android (although that's entirely subjective), no retina display (non issue as far as I'm concerned, but again that's subjective), doesn't have the same grunt as a bigger iPad (might be an issue in the future, but as it stands its very responsive and I've get to experience any performance issues).
The screen size is a pro and a con, I think that 8 inches really hits a sweet spot, fits nicely in 1 hand, ultra portable etc... and it feel like you're missing out on anything for general web browsing, emails, Facebook and the like. Only downside I've found is that its slightly lacking for watching Netflix / iPlayer in bed so I usually end up getting my laptop out, but I think I'd do that anyway even if I had the full sized one because you can just rest it on your lap rather than holding it.
Even if they were the same price, I'd still say the Mini has the better form factor.