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Keep the iPad 4 mate. It has a much better screen ratio for watching movies, and you'll love the retina display, it is gorgeous. Don't worry about small hands, you can split the keyboard to the sides to make it easy to reach all the keys:

    
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If you want something for gaming then stick with the iPad 4. It's fast, powerful and has pretty good battery life. The iPad mini is great because it's so much more portable, but it lacks the Retina display.
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It may lack the retina display but the smaller screen area equates to a higher PPI than the IPad 2 for example. I have both and the Mini is much preferred.
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It may lack the retina display but the smaller screen area equates to a higher PPI than the IPad 2 for example. I have both and the Mini is much preferred.
It does, but it's still a longshot from the iPad 3's display. I went from the 3 to the mini and the difference is very noticeable. For gaming I'd say portability, which is a huge pro for the mini, is less important, and speed (CPU+GPU) and screen size and pixel density are very important.
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That is strange. I have the same accessory and have hooked my iPad 3 up to my HDTV via HDMI on several occasions and have never encountered that error. Where does that error message show up? On your iPad? Is the adaptor inserted correctly in the iPad? And the same for the HDMI cable in the adaptor / HDTV?
Are you sure your TV is set to HDMI input?

Yah everything is hooked up correct even shows after i hit ok on the error.. the device is in Settings About > hdmi


Just a side note. If you want to take a screenshot press lock and... the main button on the front (no idea what it's called)
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It's called the home button.
    
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post #557 of 1262
Just got my iPad 4 16GB, mostly as a laptop replacement and yeah....good riddance to the laptop. Not completely sure why but I'm loving this thing. Granted, I'm not new to the iOS ecosystem nor hardware (have been rocking an iPhone for a few years now) but for the run-of-the-mill tasks I do like type up a document, digital textbooks and read news / reddit, the iPad 4 is just perfect. wheee.gif

No idea why it took me so long to get one of these. I always thought it would be more "meh" but nope. I'm nothing but impressed.

Oh and obviously it's lighter than my Latitude laptop, plus it uses the same charging block as my iPhone 5 so I just get to carry so much less biggrin.gif
    
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The iPad I bought last week has a yellow tinted left , bottom corner and a bit of that same yellow tint running up the left side (both in portrait); I'm trying the ol' turn brightness up to 100% on a white background and put in your drawer (between clothes) bit, but I'm a bit skeptical it will do anything (it's been cooking for ~16 hours now). Is there anything else I can do to get rid of this tint or is getting into the dreaded replacement game the only way to go?
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It does, but it's still a longshot from the iPad 3's display. I went from the 3 to the mini and the difference is very noticeable. For gaming I'd say portability, which is a huge pro for the mini, is less important, and speed (CPU+GPU) and screen size and pixel density are very important.

Ah that may be the case. I have an IPad 2 and actually find the screen on the Mini to be brighter and sharper with better color resolution.

I don't play games (other than crosswords, etc) but I find the Mini to be much better for E-reading just based on it's weight compared to my clunky 3G IPad 2. The Mini actually weighs less than the Nexus 7...

Also for video it's fantastic. I guess 1080P videos would look better on a retina display but I don't have anything over 720P (not to mention right now all the video players for the IPad are having their Dolby AC3 support pulled, making it a real issue to get a new player that supports a decent video file).
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The iPad I bought last week has a yellow tinted left , bottom corner and a bit of that same yellow tint running up the left side (both in portrait); I'm trying the ol' turn brightness up to 100% on a white background and put in your drawer (between clothes) bit, but I'm a bit skeptical it will do anything (it's been cooking for ~16 hours now). Is there anything else I can do to get rid of this tint or is getting into the dreaded replacement game the only way to go?
I'd just replace it since I don't like waiting. Apple exchange is painless though, takes less then 15 min and you'll have a brand new device.
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