1. natedawg607's Avatar
    Good Morning,

    Newbie here, so hi all! We are slowly becoming an Apple House- Have macbook, airport extreme, 2 verizon iphones.

    I had a bunch of best buy cards from trading in our old phones. So we looked at an ipad- (Ipad2 is so hard to find, but the store tells me they keep getting them in, maybe 5 to 10 per week, but the store employees never know when they get them).

    We have 2 kids, and are wanted the ipad for an upcoming coast to coast trip, we also use it for surfing on the couch, and I would take it when I travel sometimes.

    I purchased the ipad1- 32gb with wifi/3g for $480 with tax (b/c of our Bestbuy credits).

    I have that 14 day return period, and was thinking of still hunting for the ipad2 16gb wifi/3g for another $50 ($530 total)- trying to keep the costs close.


    Is it worth it to decrease memory inorder to increase the speed (& reduce size/weight) with the ipad2 for +$50?

    Opinions?

    Thanks for your help!
    Nate
    Last edited by natedawg607; 03-24-2011 at 11:37 AM.
    03-24-2011 10:58 AM
  2. Sirius-XM's Avatar
    It's impossible to say if you will need the extra 16 GB without knowing what you use the Ipad for. Movies? Music? Both will suck up available space.

    I would recommend spending the extra $109 and getting the 32 GB Ipad 2. For $100, it's not worth getting the previous model.
    03-24-2011 12:38 PM
  3. natedawg607's Avatar
    When you rent/buy movies from the itunes store optimized for the ipad, what are average files sizes for a 2 hour movie?
    03-24-2011 12:45 PM
  4. natedawg607's Avatar
    To get the ipad2 32gb wifi/3g, it would be an additional $165 here, that is why I'm considering the ipad2 16gb wifi/3g for only $50 (if they even have it).

    It will take time stalking bestbuy haha.

    Primary use will be the net/streaming netflix, reading news. And loading up movies through itunes or converting some home dvds for car/plane travel 4- 5 at a time.

    Does anyone know the average files size for a 2 hour itunes movie? or file size converting a dvd to a playable format?

    Thanks,
    03-24-2011 12:53 PM
  5. gameboy213's Avatar
    Ipad2. No question.
    03-25-2011 07:27 PM
  6. phreddyl's Avatar
    From what you are describing it seems you should stick with what you have. For me iPad 1 is fine. Plenty fast and does what it needs to do. Do you plan on using the camera feature? Also I wouldn't go with less memory. Programs movies and magazines take up a lot of room. I debated 16 or 32 and I'm glad I went with 32
    03-25-2011 08:54 PM
  7. takeshi's Avatar
    Is it worth it to decrease memory inorder to increase the speed (& reduce size/weight) with the ipad2 for +$50?
    Worth is always highly subjective no matter what the topic. It's no different with the iPads. The answer you get depends on the person you ask. If you're like me, it's a no brainer to get the newest, fastest and highest spec option so you're never wondering if you should have opted for the bigger, faster version ad hopefully staving off upgraditis for at least a little longer.

    However, if you're not like me you might not agree with that. That's subjectivity for you. You have to determine where your specific preferences lie no matter how many opinions you receive via this thread.
    03-27-2011 08:53 PM
  8. Mella's Avatar
    Short answer, yes, worth, return the 1 gen, and get iPad 2.
    Read this iPad 2 review: iPad 2 review | Electricpig
    03-28-2011 12:02 AM
  9. cardfan's Avatar
    Short answer, yes, worth, return the 1 gen, and get iPad 2.
    Read this iPad 2 review: iPad 2 review | Electricpig
    That review basically said it's not worth upgrading from ipad one..
    03-28-2011 10:42 AM
  10. kingdavidfive's Avatar
    I was in the same bout you never had the iPad 1 and didn't know what to do I googled everything to see if the iPad 2 was worth and I must say it is can't go wrong with the newer versions of anything go for the iPad 2
    03-30-2011 02:34 PM
  11. NickA's Avatar
    Does anyone know the average files size for a 2 hour itunes movie? or file size converting a dvd to a playable format?
    300 - 400 MB / hour. Apple says 150 of video takes up 60GB, so that comes out to about 400MB/hour.
    03-30-2011 02:53 PM
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