ipad4 or ipad mini

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by rahulsavla78, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. rahulsavla78

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    iPF Noob

    Oct 7, 2013
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    Hi everyone!
    I'm about to buy an ipad but am confused between ipad mini & ipad4. I'll use it primarily to read magazines and books, browse internet. Secondarily to watch videos, little word & excel work. The portability of the mini appeals me, but since I'll use it for mainly for magazines & browsing I'm having second thoughts that there would be a lot of zooming required for these because of the screen size (I can read pretty small texts on newspapers easily). I am hesitant to buy the ipad4 because of the heavier weight. Cost isn't an issue. Please help.

  2. LannyC

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    Jun 4, 2012
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    I have an iPad 3 and my wife has a Mini. I like the larger size of my screen, but I also love the light weight of the Mini. I think you'll need to try both in person at a store to decide which is best for you. It may depend on your vision: if you can browse on the Mini without zooming, you may like it best. A new Mini with higher resolution is probably imminent.

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  3. Mickey330

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    Aug 30, 2010
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    I look at the full-size iPad or the Mini as a question of portability. I rarely, if ever, take the iPad out of the house (and I never carry a purse). So, for me, it was an easy decision to go as large as I can, because it is either on my desk or propped up in my lap at home. On the rare occasions when I do take the iPad out, I have a case for it that has a carrying handle.

    However, my sister, a purse-carrying individual, prefers the Mini because it does fit easily in her purse and she can (and does!) take it everywhere. So, she thinks the Mini is the best for her. Yes, she'd like the retina screen of the larger iPad but again, for her as for me - it's all about portability.

    Good luck in your decision. IMNSHO, you'll really like whichever iPad you get. :)


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