Looking for my first iPad

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    Hi everyone I am looking to get my first iPad
    I am not sure which one to get?
    I can get iPad 4 for 429 or iPad air for 440
    Both are 32g. I will be watching movies
    Surfing the net.
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    Sorry that was 540 for the air
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    If you can afford the extra money, get the iPad Air. For that $111 dollars you will getting at least one year more of top notch compatibility with updates than you will with the iPad 4. I'm guessing at least two years of full updates for the iPad Air, with three to four of years of perfectly usable.

    And it's lighter, significantly lighter, which will make it less of a pain to hold for long periods of time.

    If the budget is tight, you don't mind the idea of replacing it a bit earlier, and you don't care about the weight, then go for the iPad 4.

    Either device will satisfy you stated needs. Then again, pretty much every iPad model being sold will watch movies and surf the net.

    I'd avoid the iPad 2 and original iPad Mini for personal use. Business with an investment in 30 pin connectors and special uses cases may still find them attractive, but individuals are likely to outgrow them in a year or less.


    Disclaimer: I want an iPad Air so bad I can taste it, and am probably going to have to wait at least two more months before I can afford the model I want. This may be influencing my opinion. :D

    Every time I've bought a lesser model or product because I was too impatient I've ended up regretting it.
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    Thanks for the information. I think i will go with the ipad4 as i already have an airbender case
    For the ipad 4
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    Thanks for the info
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    No problem.
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    Keep in mind that the mini 2 is $100 less at any capacity than the Air. I think that is a better option than the 4 and you can get a case for as little as $15. The screen is not as small as many people seem to think.
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    Our resident iPad genius and sage strikes again!! ;)

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    Also, 4% cash back at ebates w Walmart in addition to whatever sales they have going on. ;)

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