What size iPad did you buy? And how much space are you using?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by ICONYK, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. Zardoz

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    I have a 16GB I use the iPad mostly for web and Internet and less for multi media I am using about 5GB right now as I did but a full copy of avatar on it, so I am not real hungry for space ...
     
  2. Superbike81

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    I've got a 16GB, and will use all of it on international flights, when I will pre-load it with several different movies and/or tv shows
     
  3. brhon

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    I bought a 32gb, and have used only 12gb so far. I was very concerned about space, but not anymore. I am looking forward to a more streamlined way of saving files to MobileMe when the new OS hits this fall-hopefully that will happen.
     
  4. lowlife

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    I say the bigger the better. If the Ipad had an SD card or such then it would not matter. This is a new type of product and many people have 5+ gb of space already used up. What will happen in a year? The other solutions such as Airstash will probably work but I argue that they present additional battery management and extra item to carry issues.

    I had the same concern that you did and started out the 16gb. I then did some stupid math

    499 / 16 = 31.19 Per GB
    599 / 32 = 18 .72 Per GB
    699 / 64 = 10.92 Per GB
    629 / 16 = 39.31 Per GB
    729 / 32 = 22.78 Per GB
    829 / 64 = 12.95 Per GB
    Its sort of like buying a house. You can add rooms or move walls if you don't like they way they are, but you can't change the location of the property if the neighborhood sucks.
     
  5. gentlefury

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    I have a 64GB model and I have about 40GB left. Unless it's a money issue it seems like that is the best one to get...$200 more for 4x more storage is a no-brainer.
     
  6. ICONYK

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    Thanks everyone. Extremely helpful!

    My final decision is the 32 based on the replies here. Price for me is an issue. I have 700 budget and I want to grab a couple of the accessories plus a case.

    The biggest thing for me is that I will probably not store a lot on it on a daily basis other than music and apps. Only when traveling and such would I load it with movies and such.

    I wish I could afford the 64 for future growth but sadly sometimes getting that 100 more is tougher than getting the 600. lol

    Thanks again!
     
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  7. Seadog

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    I had to decide how much to push my wife's patience. It was either the 64GB or 3G, so I got 32GB & 3G.
     
  8. Rasputina

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    I have 64 gig and have 30 something gigs free. But I'm sure it will be less than that when I sync more movies from my collection for my upcoming trip.
     
  9. Neopad

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    Airstash seems interesting. Says charge by usb port of computer. Can it be charged using usb power adaptor. Trying not to travel with pc only ipad.
     
  10. iBean

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    I'm still waiting for the 3G to come out, but I expect that I will keep my music on my iTouch and maybe a book or 2, as It is pretty easy to pop out of its case on my belt or purse strap, for a quick read of a few pages. I think the iPad will be mostly for internet browsing and email and a movie or 2 when traveling. I must admit, I'm uncomfortable sticking my ear phones in on a driving trip with my husband. It's hard to visit and talk when I'm listening to a book or music. So I usually only do that when I'm driving alone or leaning back for a nap. If I was a kid, I think it would be easier to do, just to tune out of the interaction in the car. But then, maybe kids are better at audio multi-tasking than I am!:p
     

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