1. HAWK's Avatar
    I just signed a new contract with my provider and they are offering a mini for free to share data with my cell plan or the air for 170. Is the air that much better than the mini? This is my first PAD experience
    08-26-2014 09:53 PM
  2. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I have yet to pick up an iPad. I've never used one. For me, it would come down to screen size. And I'm still undecided about that. It partly would depend on which iPhone 6 size I got, provided they come in both the purported rumored sizes. As far as which is better, someone with experience with both will need to chime in.


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    08-26-2014 10:05 PM
  3. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Assuming they are offering the retina mini not the original mini, it is identical to the Air except for the screen size.
    08-26-2014 10:12 PM
  4. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I don't have either of those but I have had the iPad 3 since shortly after it's release. While I like it I really think that I would use a mini more. Easier to carry with me.
    08-26-2014 10:36 PM
  5. Reparkable's Avatar
    I have the Retina Mini and an iPhone 5. Love both. I love the mini and is a great companion for the bigger screen. As someone else mentioned, the specs are identical so it's just screen size. $170 for a few more inches is a large amount of dough. Just my 2 .02
    08-27-2014 12:16 AM
  6. HAWK's Avatar
    Thanks for the comments guys. I ended up chosing the air mainly because I will be using it for mostly couch potato browsing and what not. I'm not going to be bringing it everywhere with me.
    08-27-2014 01:10 AM
  7. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    Before the announcement of iOS 8 I would have said go with the Air all day long. But iOS 8 is bringing the ability to download third party keyboards which means gesture typing is coming. That is the biggest reason why I have chosen the Air over the mini is because I need the space so that I can type. But with gesture typing I won't need the space and I will be just as fast and accurate. So then I would have to go with the mini because it is easier to handle and better for gaming.
    08-27-2014 08:37 AM
  8. HAWK's Avatar
    Yeah I just returned the air, and went with the mini. That was too much screen to manage
    08-27-2014 11:18 AM
  9. phreddyl's Avatar
    Good for you. Enjoy your new toy
    08-27-2014 11:20 AM
  10. bravesfan007's Avatar
    I currently have an iPad 2 and will probably pick up a mini my next go around. The size just seems to work better for me.
    08-27-2014 11:21 AM
  11. jeilders's Avatar
    I have an Air and swear by it. My adult daughter has a retina mini an says she would never go back to full size. We both use them to read. We each read on average a book a week and the size preference for us has to do with the health of our eyes.

    I would see if they have each at the store and just see which one fits your situation.
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    08-27-2014 11:57 AM
  12. qbnkelt's Avatar
    When I upgrade, I'll go for the Air. I really want the screen real estate.
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    08-27-2014 12:02 PM
  13. jonnaver's Avatar
    I always buy the smaller sizes because I can shove them in coat pockets or cargo shorts. But I like to be mobile with my tablet a lot. If it was mostly for home I'd get the Air.
    08-28-2014 05:00 PM
  14. HAWK's Avatar
    I always buy the smaller sizes because I can shove them in coat pockets or cargo shorts. But I like to be mobile with my tablet a lot. If it was mostly for home I'd get the Air.
    Even with a mini those would be some man sized pockets you got there
    08-28-2014 05:33 PM
  15. jonnaver's Avatar
    Cargo pockets or jacket pockets ;-)
    08-28-2014 05:52 PM
  16. shanghaichica's Avatar
    I started off with the iPad mini 1st gen and have now got an iPad air. It's quite light and easy to carry around and I enjoy the extra real estate.

    I can easily fit it into these bags which aren't that big.

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    08-28-2014 05:55 PM
  17. oswegonative's Avatar
    I prefer the extra screen space of the Air, personally.
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    08-28-2014 08:41 PM
  18. TechnologyTwitt's Avatar
    I prefer the extra screen space of the Air, personally.
    Air, I absolutely love all the screen space yet it's still very easy to carry around and hold.
    08-29-2014 04:40 AM
  19. Premium1's Avatar
    I just signed a new contract with my provider and they are offering a mini for free to share data with my cell plan or the air for 170. Is the air that much better than the mini? This is my first PAD experience
    I like the mini for smaller size and little bit better portability. You can't go wrong with either, all comes down to personal preference


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    08-30-2014 05:04 PM
  20. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    I change my mind. I think that the Air is definitely he better choice. I think that I have fallen head over heels in love with this thing.


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    08-30-2014 06:41 PM
  21. HAWK's Avatar
    Loving my mini so far. Just enough screen real estate for my likings


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    08-31-2014 04:09 PM
  22. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    When I get an iPad, it will be the Air. I too want the real estate for my old eyes. But forget cargo pants, I have a man bag that will give it mobility.
    Air or Mini?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1409517357.846881.jpg


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    08-31-2014 04:36 PM
  23. xsendoux's Avatar
    depends what you use it for. I got both and both are great for what you use.

    If you using it at home (reading in bed, multitasking) i recommend the air. The mini is great sized and do most things just fine too, and great for taking it out for work etc.
    09-02-2014 11:33 PM

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