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Yeah, that's what I was thinking too. tongue.gif
Did you preorder or just go to the store?

I ordered on the 26th when they started allowing orders

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My wife wants an ipad, I was thinking the mini would be better for her, and also because it is much more cost effective, but she worries the display won't look as good as the 3

Depends what your wife is looking for. If she wants portability over screen size go with the mini. If its going to be used for facebook, surfing while on the couch, etc... get the 3.

Im not sure how reflow works on the Mini but I know on the Nexus 7 its hit and miss, sometimes web browsing is fine other times it can be quite irritating due to the screen size. So make sure to look into that if you are considering a Mini.
    
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Depends what your wife is looking for. If she wants portability over screen size go with the mini. If its going to be used for facebook, surfing while on the couch, etc... get the 3.

Im not sure how reflow works on the Mini but I know on the Nexus 7 its hit and miss, sometimes web browsing is fine other times it can be quite irritating due to the screen size. So make sure to look into that if you are considering a Mini.
I'm pretty sure that reflow is non-existent on any iDevice.
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After looking at the comparison photos we both decided that the 3 would be better, thanks again for those shots man
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After looking at the comparison photos we both decided that the 3 would be better, thanks again for those shots man
Your very welcome and I'm glad they were helpful. I definitely understand that decision as the iPad 3 & 4 have amazingly crisp displays, you won't be disappointed with either. Let me just reiterate steelbom and myself, I would recommend seeing both tablets in person, as I wouldn't base your decision solely on my non-real world view distance screen comparison.

While the iPad Mini does have it's short comings that mainly consist of the lower resolution, 512MB of RAM in the SoC, and in my opinion the long charge time with the small 5W power adapter (although to be fair the iPad 3 also takes a long time to charge). It also has tangible benefits that include the lighter weight, smaller more portable footprint, easier to hold in one hand, super thin, and amazing good looks (at least in the case of my Slate backed version and the Silver version looks pretty good in images too). While I will say the iPad Mini is not for everyone, I think it's an all around solid tablet.

The price of the iPad 3 is definitely very attractive with the refurb (if you can call it that with new battery, outer shell, and full warranty) starting at only $379 (although as of this post the iPad 3 16GB is out of stock). Then there is the new iPad 4 with a faster CPU, GPU, Wi-Fi, and new Lightning connector (depending on how many 30-pin accessories you own this could be a downside). The GPU in the iPad 4 looks very very fast according to AnandTech that we might finally see games that use the full resolution with smooth framerates: link. Then there is the soon, on Nov. 13, to be released Google Nexus 10 which has an amazing 2560x1600 display that is competitive with the iPad 3 & 4 and a starting price $100 lower. Lastly Windows 8 tablets have come on the scene and while the OS is pretty solid now that it is more touch centric, I'm not yet convinced about the competitiveness of the current device offerings. For example, the MS Surface RT uses a 1366x768 display, is on the slow side for opening apps, and weighs 1.5lbs.

One thing is clear, the tablet market is getting better and more competitive every year. More options for consumers means we win in the end. The iPad 3 or whatever you end up getting, you and your wife enjoy the amazing mobile device.
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How much of the internal memory do you typical use on your ipad? Trying to determine what size to get the wife.
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How much of the internal memory do you typical use on your ipad? Trying to determine what size to get the wife.
I'd say 16GB is too small, even if you don't do that much on it. Actual capacity available is about 11-12GB. If you don't have a lot of movies to put on it then 32GB is a pretty good size. If you do, 64GB.
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From my experience, 16gb is good for browsing, email, and light gaming. On our 32gb Asus prime my wife never used more than 6gb and that include a quite a few videos of our kids in HD.

On my nexus 7 8gb is forsure on the small size. Always struggling with room if I want t try games.

So I would say 16 GB is good for basic usage, but if you plan to store a lot of movies, large games, then you will want to look at 32 or 64gb.
    
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Add me, 32gb iPad 2 white
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How much of the internal memory do you typical use on your ipad? Trying to determine what size to get the wife.
It depends on the amount of apps and content she will put on the device. Currently my iPad 3 16GB, that I've had since launch, has 4.4GB free with 9GB used (1.9GB of music that I never use and around 3.8GB of 4 large 768MB-1.2GB games make up a large majority of this). With how much I like my iPad I do kind of find the 16GB model to be limiting, especially with how large Retina apps can be (like silly Facebook is 199MB vs 35.3MB). The 32GB would definitely leave you more of a cushion for games and locally stored movies for the road.

I would say if you can afford it go for the 32GB model but if your cheap like me and don't think she'll put that much content on it aside necessary games and apps then the 16GB should work. One good thing about the 16GB model is it saves you money on apps so you only buy the ones you really need or in the case of games, really want to try. So 16GB if she won't store much or install countless useless apps, 32GB if she doesn't want to worry about storage as much, and 64GB if she will store a lot of movies on it among other things.
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3rd gen 16gb wifi white 375$ refurb with 1year warranty can not beat it at that price!
Now to figure out the USB storage device work around to store mp3s and videos on wink.gif

    
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