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Old 17-01-2013, 19:45
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For those who have an ipad or know about them, can anyone suggest which one to buy please?

I don't want to spend a lot but would like to get a half-decent one.

Just looking on websites and the cheapest I can find is an APPLE iPad mini - 16 GB. Any good?

Thanks in advance
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Old 17-01-2013, 20:46
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It depends on what you want to do with it and how much you want to spend really.


First you will have to decide if you want to buy an ipad mini or the full size ipad. Again it depends on what you want to do with it. If you intend to carry it about with you then you might want the mini because it is more portable. If you want to watch a lot of movies/do work on there you may prefer the larger ipad. You should also consider the differences in screen resolution. Do you want a really high resolution screen (large ipad) or do you mind having a non retina display which is good but obviously not as good as the retina screen (mini, ipad 2).


You should also consider the capacity of the ipad you get. Once you have bought your ipad you cannot expand the memory. This will also come down to what you want to do with it. If you want to store all your music on there, have a lot of apps and store movies on there, you may consider getting a 32 gb or 64 gb ipad.

You could consider what you will use it for and go and have a play with a mini and a full sized ipad and see which one you like.
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Old 17-01-2013, 23:17
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Thank you for all of that. What I want it for is just the internet really. I want to stop using my laptop as much (I watch iplayer a lot and go on the internet a lot of the time) and just use my laptop for word documents, itunes and photos.
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Old 17-01-2013, 23:31
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there are cheaper alternatives such as nexus 7 for around 160.

but if you just want an ipad then they can all handle basic internet basic browsing. ipad mini 16GB isaround 270 should be fine or if you want something with a bigger screen then ipad 1 is cheaper and still do basic internet or ipad 2 (which basically has the same specification as the mini except bigger screen size) is another 40.
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Old 18-01-2013, 20:30
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there are cheaper alternatives such as nexus 7 for around 160.

but if you just want an ipad then they can all handle basic internet basic browsing. ipad mini 16GB isaround 270 should be fine or if you want something with a bigger screen then ipad 1 is cheaper and still do basic internet or ipad 2 (which basically has the same specification as the mini except bigger screen size) is another 40.
Brilliant, thanks for that
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Old 18-01-2013, 20:32
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16GB goes no where and fills up very quickly.

Ah the days when 3gb hard drives were exciting and cutting edge.
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Old 18-01-2013, 20:44
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Thank you for all of that. What I want it for is just the internet really. I want to stop using my laptop as much (I watch iplayer a lot and go on the internet a lot of the time) and just use my laptop for word documents, itunes and photos.
Remember you can't use Flash with iPads to view some website .
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Old 18-01-2013, 21:24
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Thank you for all of that. What I want it for is just the internet really. I want to stop using my laptop as much (I watch iplayer a lot and go on the internet a lot of the time) and just use my laptop for word documents, itunes and photos.
So why do you need an i-pad?

Buy something that isn't overpriced and has a mini SD card slot like an Isus.
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Old 18-01-2013, 21:47
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Remember you can't use Flash with iPads to view some website .
Isn't that also now true for most of the newer Android tablets.

Seem to recall that Adobe pulled Flash from the Google Play, and didn't support Jelly Bean.

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Old 18-01-2013, 22:06
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there are cheaper alternatives such as nexus 7 for around 160.
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A lot of people saying a lot of good things about the Nexus 7
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