Choosing the 16GB or 32GB

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    I'm attending college and am planning on getting an ipad to do my school work on and I'm having trouble deciding weather I should get the 16GB or the 32GB? I do a decent amount of music and app downloading. I will also store notes and other school stuff on it. So what would you guys suggest I get?
    Thanks in advance!
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    I would go 64GB myself.
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    Yeah Go with the 64gig. Glad I did.
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    really up to you. how much music/video are you going to put. I will personally get the biggest available just so I won't be disappointed when I do need the space. I can normally use 60GB+ swapping videos into the iPad. But on the 4s, I think I could've live with 32GB there but I still got the 64GB.

    As I said, really up to you. Check how much stuff are you willing to put plus extra space in case you need it.

    do you want investment advice as well? I can do that :p
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    In answer to your question - I would suggest 32GB - more storage for you.
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    Like others said, if you plan on doing any actual work or storing music it would be advisable to get the largest capacity you can afford. I make do with a 16GB as my iPad is purely a consumption device, all my data and music is stored on my iPhone.
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    Minimum 32.

    On my Iphone 4s I have 64 GB. I have spotify and "a few" songs.
    - they already claims 9.8 GB ;-)

    I dont use itunes much, only to keep a complete Beatles - which is approx 2 GB.

    Thus I bought Ipad 3 with 32 GB - since this will hold the same music, but not the large offline wikipedia and tom tom nav.
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    Definitely 64G. Some educational apps like "The Elements" are well over a 1g in size. I think many of the Apple iBook textbooks are also close to 1G as well.

    Through in a decent music collection, a few graphic intensive games, and a few movies and TV shows, and 32G get to be pretty cramped.
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    If you have a phone with SD card support you can use it as a mobile storage for your iPad. 64 GB models are too much overpriced imho.
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    all the storage you can get. if I could do it over that what I would do I have the 32g
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    Another vote for 64 GB. I have had the iPad, iPad2 and now the New iPad, all 64 GB and I used every GB with them. I also use a wifi external 500 GB GoFlex Satellite drive to supplement the 64 GB for photos.
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    The 64Gb price is a little to steep for me so I'll probably get the 32. I already have an external hard drive so could I put stuff that I don't necessarily need all the time on that? Thanks for all the good input!
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    External drives can access photos and videos only. You can't store apps and I don't believe music either.
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    16GB really isn't enough, especially since you do a decent amount of music and app downloading. Music and apps can accumulate quickly and take up a lot of storage. Since the iPad doesn't have expandable storage, go for at least 32GB. I'd actually recommend 64GB iPad. I got 64GB and am very glad I did so.
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    Yes get the 32gb or the 64gb if you can. Lol I got a 16gb 6 days ago and i'm already hurting for storage space.
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    Unless you are planning to jailbreak the device you will onlly be able to access pictures and video files (native formats: mp4, mov... no avi, mkv...) through the camera connection kit. On a non-jb iPad you'll need to attach your external HDD to a device with sharing capabilities: computer, router, phone with USB host/OTG support...
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    Not to hijack the thread (I think the OP got his answer anyways) but reading these replies I have to ask.. do you guys really find yourself listening to a lot of music stored on your iPads? I'm looking to buy one but that particular reason for more storage didn't really cross my mind. Seeing that the amazing screen is really the draw of the ipad, it seems a lot more practical to use a phone or ipod for stored music and the iPad for other things that are a pain on a cramped screen. Not to belittle anyone's usage, I'm just curious.
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    I listen to tons of music on mine. In fact, it is mostly filled with mp3's
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    My 16Gb iPhone has all the music I listen to in my car and no videos whereas my 32Gb iPad has all the videos I watch and no music. It's the perfect balance for me too.
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    I have about 6G of music on mine. Mainly chill/drone/wordless music for listening to when I am working on my iPad.
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