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    My iPad 4 is too bulky and heavy would I be happy with the mini?

    I had a nexus 7 I loved it's size, but then I just got tired of it's lag that just can't be corrected. Went to Apple. Fell in love with the ipad 4 an its specs sheets is very impressive. IPAD mini specs turned me away with the low resolution and A5 CPU. Well I have ipad 4 and its nice and smooth but its weight and size are totally ruining the experience for me. I get a sore neck, hands, and arms if I use it to much, I have a keyboard folio and its basically a laptop now not what I want it to be especially for nearly $600. This makes me grab my phone lately rather than the bulky ipad. Is the screen clear enough and is app and game performance good? Like better than the Nexus 7? I can sell my ipad 4 for what I paid easily and then save money buying ipad mini. What do you guys think?

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    My iPad 4 is too bulky and heavy would I be happy with the mini?

    I have the iPad mini and I love it. I researched all of the iPads when I bought the mini and the weight and size of the device are what sold me on it. I don't play games on it, so I can't tell you what the experience will be like, but I do use it for almost everything else. I compared my mini to an iPad 3 at Best Buy and the only difference I saw was a smaller screen. And, I don't notice the lack of retina in everyday use.

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    the mini is a piece of art work I will admit, I love it, but the only real advantage it has (to me anyway) is obviously the size, compared to my ipad 3 the mini is inferior, ill even go as far as to call it inferior to the ipad 2, I never noticed fuzzy lines on my ipad 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toyeboy View Post
    I had a nexus 7 I loved it's size, but then I just got tired of it's lag that just can't be corrected. Went to Apple. Fell in love with the ipad 4 an its specs sheets is very impressive. IPAD mini specs turned me away with the low resolution and A5 CPU. Well I have ipad 4 and its nice and smooth but its weight and size are totally ruining the experience for me. I get a sore neck, hands, and arms if I use it to much, I have a keyboard folio and its basically a laptop now not what I want it to be especially for nearly $600. This makes me grab my phone lately rather than the bulky ipad. Is the screen clear enough and is app and game performance good? Like better than the Nexus 7? I can sell my ipad 4 for what I paid easily and then save money buying ipad mini. What do you guys think?
    well you already stated the non retina display turned you away so is it worth the hassle to carry heavier and bulkier ipad 4 for me its a yes answer how bout urself but we barely see the difference between retina barely noticable although still noticable especially if you used to read a lot because the pixel is smoother to the eye but based on your reasoning i think you better take the mini instead although for me the answer would be not a chance until mini with retina shows up

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    The mini seems to play games great, and they look nice too. If you plan to hold it in your hands a lot, it has advantages over the mini. I'm not sure I'd dump an iPad 4 for a mini, but I'd get a mini over the Nexus 7 for gaming. You can always put the iPad 4 in a stand, you know. The screen on the iPad 4 is unmatched (other than by the 3, that is). If you could take it back for an exchange, that might be worth it...but it would seem to me that if you sell your iPad 4, you might take a loss on it to get a mini....that math doesn't really work for me.
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    I struggled with the same choice. I went to the Apple Store and used both the iPad Mini and the iPad 4, in that order. After handling the Mini, I found the 4 to be too heavy and bulky. So I opted for the Mini. Frankly, I do not notice the lack of retina display and find the display on the Mini to be just fine. I do not use the Mini for games, only for web browsing, email, texts and reading. I suggest that you go back to the Apple Store and play around with the Mini awhile longer. If you can overcome your aversion to the lower resolution, you will be happy with the Mini. It is so much more portable and convenient to use.

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    I have several tablets with higher resolution than the mini...no problem overcoming any aversions...it is a question of what one values. I find benefit in the high res screen for a lot of things, but when I'm sitting on the couch or in the chair relaxing, the weight of the mini creates a more premium experience for me. I can do without the retina screen sometimes...but it is nice to have choices.
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    i have iPad mini i can never put the thing down always using it for something i spend many hours of a day using it for something.

    I like the 9'7 inch iPad for just watching movies,tv series and live tv

    The only mistake i made really i bought the wifi version and now looking back i wish i bought the 3G model

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    Re: My iPad 4 is too bulky and heavy would I be happy with the mini?

    Thanks for all the very informative responses. I'm going to go back to best buy tomorrow and compare it to my iPad

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    My iPad 4 is too bulky and heavy would I be happy with the mini?

    Quote Originally Posted by Toyeboy View Post
    Thanks for all the very informative responses. I'm going to go back to best buy tomorrow and compare it to my iPad

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    That's probably the best thing you can do. We could sit here all day and discuss the pros and cons of the iPad mini display, but in the end you need to see things through your own eyes.
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