Some questions before buying

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    I did not buy ipad1 and now I think I want to have an ipad2. I went to apple stores these last couple of days but they don't have the one I am looking for.

    I am wondering if I should buy the 16gb or the 32gb. I am interested in wifi only. I also know that I may be upgrading to ipad 3 when it comes out, so then would it be easier to get a good value out of the 32 or the 16gb mobel.

    What has been your experience when you upgraded from 1 to 2.

    I also want to know if I can play movies which are stored on my external hard drive connected to my macbook and watch movies inside the house and also when I am outside with wi-fi connected.

    Also, I am looking for a way to hook it up in my rav4 for the back seat passengers. whats the most economical and easiest way to do it.
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    Air video will stream the videos to anywhere you have an Internet connection.
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    yep, well recommended, they do a free version as well as a paid version

    I'm sure I've seen a holder which attaches to the headrest somewhere.

    [ame]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Snugg-iPad-Car-Headrest-Mount/dp/B0041GKBXU/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1283278400&sr=8-9[/ame]
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    What is the actual space you get with the 16gb and 32gb?
    Air video sounds good, I am thinking will 16gb be enough if I stream movies and keep 1gb music. the rest of the space can be for apps and pics.

    what do you guys think
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    for reference, I have the 64GB model, 59.1GB is showing as available for use, I have tons of stuff and garbage installed and still have 49.8GB left

    I'd say go for the 32Gb model, best to have too much than not enough
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    I have the 32GB model with 29GB of available space. Have 331 songs, 229 photos and 69 apps installed and I still have 23.8GB of space left.
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    It's really all up to you

    I have a 64 gig that has 24 gig free at the moment. 17 videos, 2600 songs, 400 photos, 56 apps, and 9 books. I have nowhere near enough room for photos so they are stored on a couple of one terabyte external drives.
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    holy smokes! thought I was a hog lol

    oh wait, most of my stuff is stored on USB drives.... lol
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    Portable external hard drive?

    What about using a portable external drive? I've heard about Sanho Hyperdrive or Seagate GoFlex. What is your advice?
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    I'd say go for the 32 GB model.
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    To shorty 106

    I have an Airstash. Wifi directly to the iPad with up to a 32 gig card. Works great and connects wirelessly to my iPhone and my MBPro as well.

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