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Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by bigjosepi, Dec 12, 2012.

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    So today I bought myself a Original Ipad which I like but my main question was getting the first gen worth it? I bought it mainly for college use such as Online textbooks, web browsing, games, music, and note taking. I was thinking maybe using this for a while then selling and getting a second gen.
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    The original ipad should do all right as a book reader for your college textbooks. Web browsing will be a little slower, with more frequent crashes as the result of having only 254MB of RAM.
    A newer iPad model will be faster and more able to handle the increased demands placed on RAM by newer apps and websites.
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    Well that's good to hear cause that's probably the main use for texts but do you think it could last me a year then trade up for iPad 2 or 3
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    If you work within its limitations. It may have trouble running some of the newer apps, and anything requiring iOS 6 won't run at all. As a book reader, however, it should do quite well.

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