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    Default Why did you decide to get the iPad mini?

    I just really don't think it's that bad...but that's just me. It's sufficient enough.
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    Default Re: How do you feel?

    I decided to go with the iPad Mini for a bunch of reasons.
    -Size/Weight
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    -Available Apps
    -Works well with my Apple TV

    I was also doing research on the Nexus tab but because of all the above and the fact that I own a few Apple computers and an iPhone it just made sense to pickup a mini, and I am very glad I did. Also very happy I choose a Cellular iPad mini over a wifi model.
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    Default Re: How do you feel?

    For me, portability versus the tradeoff of the downgraded screen quality. The screen crispness is really bad compared to my iPad 3, but I'm going to decide this week which to keep and sell the other one.
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    Default Re: Why did you decide to get the iPad mini?

    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Rose View Post
    I wanted a Tablet that was light weight and thin. My Mini fit that requirement like a glove. I would not give it back for anything now. Best small size tablet on the market, IMHO.


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    I am still making my mind but I will choose an iOS device because of the operating system and I would choose the iPad Mini because of its compact size. There is more screen than the iphone but the dimensions are not as large as the iPad - I think it is a good combination.
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    Default Re: How do you feel?

    I own a Galaxy Note ( Beautiful Deep Blacks & Saturated Colors ) I bought a Nexus-10 (Gray-Blacks Shallow Colors + Light-Bleed around the edges ) gave it 10 days ( while looking at comparison test: iPad Mini vs Nexus 7 ) on YouTube & the Net and I knew this was the Tablet for me.. Took the N10 back to Wal-Mart, purchased the Mini and have never looked back.. Perfect Size, Perfect Weight and Perfect Color... Now I have the best of both Worlds.
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    Default Why did you decide to get the iPad mini?

    I had an iPad 3 but it was just too big for me to carry everywhere and though I prefer iOS I was using my original Samsung Galaxy Tab because I liked the small size. When the mini was announced I must say I was disappointed, I was honestly expecting a retina display and a starting price of $299 so I really had no plans on purchasing until the next gen was released the only thing that was a positive was that now the iPad had Sprint as a choice of cellular service. Well I got an email from Sprint offering $100 off the price of their iPads so I decided to give it a try and if I didn't like it I would just send it back but I am happy to say I am extremely pleased. This goes with me everywhere and I haven't put it down since it was delivered on Tuesday. I still think it should have came with a retina display but I guess they need something for the next generation lol.
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    Default Why did you decide to get the iPad mini?

    Quote Originally Posted by xoxospecialk View Post
    I still think it should have came with a retina display but I guess they need something for the next generation lol.
    The iPad Mini doesn't need retina like the first iPhone didn't need 3G
    Typing this on my iPad 2 so the screen is fine to me. Maybe if I already had retina it would matter...
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    Quote Originally Posted by robertk328 View Post
    The iPad Mini doesn't need retina like the first iPhone didn't need 3G
    Typing this on my iPad 2 so the screen is fine to me. Maybe if I already had retina it would matter...
    The first iPhone didn't need 3G because I don't even think there was 3G and it was the only thing on the market like it. It's not as bad as some people make it out to be, it looks that same to me as my galaxy tab did thought I don't have it anymore so I can do a side by side. I still think since almost everything else Apple is making especially portable products are retina that this should have been too but it's just my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xoxospecialk View Post
    The first iPhone didn't need 3G because I don't even think there was 3G and it was the only thing on the market like it.
    There was 3G - my Motorola Razr had it. Edge was used for battery life supposedly then the 3G came out after that.
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    Default Re: How do you feel?

    I get the iPad mini just because i need it.
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    Default Why did you decide to get the iPad mini?

    I ordered a Mini since my son hijacked my iPad 3. Should be here Friday.
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    Default Re: Why did you decide to get the iPad mini?

    Read books, magazines and wee bit of gaming..

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    Default Re: Why did you decide to get the iPad mini?

    Reasons -

    1) Portable(because of size)
    2) Light weight
    3) B'ful black slate toned color
    4) Not expensive
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    Default Re: Why did you decide to get the iPad mini?

    My nexus 7 was freezing and lagging, so I sold it and got a mini. I enjoy android but will wait and see how the version 2 of their nexus tab is. Loving the mini so far
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    Default Re: Why did you decide to get the iPad mini?

    The bigger iPad was just too unwieldy to carry. I often found myself debating whether to bring it with me places. The mini is in a completely different league. Sometimes I wish this thing had cell phone capabilities!
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    Default Re: How do you feel?

    I am also as some of the posters have disclosed here a complete geek and I have to have almost all the best from each mobile OS. I own Bold 9900 and Playbook, Pre3 and Touchpad, Nexus 4 and Nexus 7, Htc One X and Htc Jetstream 4G LTE, Nokia Lumia 900, iPhone 5, iPad3 and for some reason, I thought I was missing iPad Mini. Now my wife completely disagreed with me and said I was missing nothing. Sure enough, yesterday I got home a little late from work caring iPad Mini.
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    Default Re: How do you feel?

    I have both the Google Nexus 7 and the iPad mini. I like the Nexus 7, but I like the iPad mini better. Here are some reasons why:

    1. The Nexus 7 has sharper and higher resolution text, but the iPad mini's screen is a third larger. Also, the colors on the iPad mini seem more balanced and saturated to me.

    2. Even with the larger screen, the iPad mini is thinner and lighter than the Nexus 7. I take mass transit to work and have to stand up during the entire 30 minute ride. The iPad mini is easier to hold. In fact the mini with a leather case still feels a bit lighter than the Nexus 7 without the case.

    3. The side bezels are narrow on both devices. However, the iPad mini allows my thumb to rest past the bezel onto the actual screen without it being considered a "touch." If I try to do the same on a Nexus 7, a page might turn or something else touch-activated might occur.

    4. Although the Android OS provides more customization options than iOS, the iOS app experience is superior. Most Nexus 7 apps are literally smartphone apps on a tablet. The user experience on a Nexus 7 is like having a large Nexus 4 phone. By contrast, the user experience on an iPad mini is like having a small iPad.

    5. I like the rubber back of the Nexus 7, but it has already accidentally popped off the tablet when I dropped it on soft carpet. It makes me question the build quality.

    6. Finally, I don't see much of a difference between the two when it comes to videos and games.
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    Default Why did you decide to get the iPad mini?

    It Comes To Ecosystem For Me... I'm Absolutely Invested & In Love With What Apple Did... From The Variety Of Apps To The Simplicity... Far As Tablet... I Have The iPad 3 & Love It But For Mobility Purposes I Prefer My Mini When Out & About... The Lightness & Thinness Is Perfect...


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    Default Why did you decide to get the iPad mini?

    Quote Originally Posted by kristopherlarry View Post
    It Comes To Ecosystem For Me... I'm Absolutely Invested & In Love With What Apple Did... From The Variety Of Apps To The Simplicity... Far As Tablet... I Have The iPad 3 & Love It But For Mobility Purposes I Prefer My Mini When Out & About... The Lightness & Thinness Is Perfect...


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    I agree. I have MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, 2-iPhone 5s, 2-iPad mini, 3-Apple TVs and selling a MacBook Air.


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    Default Re: Why did you decide to get the iPad mini?

    I like the quality of Apple products better. I've already paid for a bunch of apps on iOS and I own an iPhone 5 as well.
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    Default Re: Why did you decide to get the iPad mini?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyboy25 View Post
    As probably most of you know that the nexus 7 has better screen resolution and better specs. Why did you guys decided to get the iPad mink instead of the nexus 7 knowing this?
    Because specs and screen mean nothing when your tablet simply plays blown up phone apps
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    Default Re: Why did you decide to get the iPad mini?

    I remember clearly discussing not wanting an iPad mini before the announcement as I thought it was pointless for my needs. I already owned a iPhone 5 and iPad 2 so it seemed overkill. After picking one up in Sydney Apple Store I played Jetpack Joyride and fell in love.

    I travel a lot on long train rides as I live on NSW Central Coast and always took my iPad 2, the iPad mini became the perfect replacement. It's lightweight, great for games and books and fits in my bag perfectly.

    Now my iPad 2 is always in its clam shell keyboard case as my writing device and my mini is my media consumption device.

    I was happy to eat my words. My partner has the exact same set up as me and we are stoked!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Premium1 View Post
    My nexus 7 was freezing and lagging, so I sold it and got a mini. I enjoy android but will wait and see how the version 2 of their nexus tab is. Loving the mini so far
    Pretty much this. I was having the same problems with lagging, freezing and rebooting. The mini is more stable and smoother and in real life there isn't much difference in screen quality. Text is a bit sharper on the nexus 7 but the colour contrast is much better on the iPad mini. Also the lack of tablet specific apps, availability of better a range of apps and access to TV shows were all factors in why I switched from the nexus 7 to the iPad mini.
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    Default Re: Why did you decide to get the iPad mini?

    My birthday is right around the corner and I have been reading some posts in this forum and have a difficult decision to make. I have to choose between iPad mini and iPad 3. I am getting it to play games and read books or even watch movies while on deployment. The iPad 3 is 314 on bestbuy.com and the iPad mini is 329 which one should I get. I am concerned about screen resolution between the two. Thanks
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