1. CDG's Avatar
    Hello all, I have the iPad Air and was looking to get an iPad Mini, mostly due to the size while traveling.

    Is this an overkill?

    How many of you have both and are they getting used equally?

    Looking forward to your replies.

    Thanks much.
    07-28-2014 03:07 PM
  2. zerog46's Avatar
    I have the Air and my son has the mini, I was just messing around with his and I have to say I do miss the size and the weight. Then I was watching a movie at lunch at work and I like the size of the Air. I guess if you can justify it you can have it. If I could, I think I would do it.
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    07-28-2014 03:46 PM
  3. TechnologyTwitt's Avatar
    My situation is the opposite, I have the original Mini (love it) but will be stepping up to a carrier backed (T-Mobile) Air.

    I use the Mini at work for email, research, calendar, note taking, etc but miss the larger screen size (I had the original iPad).

    To me, the Air seems light enough, fast enough & big enough to fulfill many functions throughout my day.

    I'm actually looking at one after work today...


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    07-28-2014 05:55 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Hello all,
    Hi
    I have the iPad Air and was looking to get an iPad Mini, mostly due to the size while traveling.
    Okay...

    Is this an overkill?
    Not if you need both or, as has already been stated, can justify having both. Heck, it's your money so if you want both, get both...

    How many of you have both and are they getting used equally?

    Looking forward to your replies.

    Thanks much.
    ...
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    07-28-2014 07:21 PM
  5. rayz336's Avatar
    If you can justify having both then it's not overkill
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    07-28-2014 07:24 PM
  6. phreddyl's Avatar
    I had both and wound up selling the mini along with my ipad 3 when I got the air. For me it was overkill and the air is light enough to carry anywhere.
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    07-28-2014 07:29 PM
  7. CDG's Avatar
    Lol, I think it's the want vs need syndrome.here. I can justify that is lighter and smaller and thus easier to travel with but considering I travelled with the MBP then the iPad 2, it is hard to justify that I need something lighter than the Air.

    Thanks for all the replies guys.
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    07-28-2014 07:30 PM
  8. ajl's Avatar
    Lol, I think it's the want vs need syndrome.here. I can justify that is lighter and smaller and thus easier to travel with but considering I travelled with the MBP then the iPad 2, it is hard to justify that I need something lighter than the Air.

    Thanks for all the replies guys.
    Exactly that. Both are great, meant for different people imo. But if you see yourself utilising both, heck, why not?
    07-28-2014 08:49 PM
  9. CDG's Avatar
    To me, the Air seems light enough, fast enough & big enough to fulfill many functions throughout my day.

    I'm actually looking at one after work today...


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    Well did you pick one up? I picked up the Mini and I have to say I am disappointed. It's not narrow enough for my fingers to reach across and not that much lighter than the Air.

    I am also tempted to see it's not as fast. So I guess it's going back. :sigh:
    07-29-2014 06:59 PM
  10. TechnologyTwitt's Avatar
    Yep I picked up a 16gb Air with T-Mobile, and it's everything I expected.

    The Mini will go into semi retirement and be used for personal things only while the Air will be my alternate work computer (MacBook Air is my primary).

    I'm not concerned about space, as I said both devices are 16gb, because one will have all the videos & music, etc while the other has work related things. I have over 100gb on Dropbox plus use Evernote so there's a lot of data in the cloud, but since I have a solid connection most times, I've never had a problem.




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    07-29-2014 07:41 PM
  11. ajl's Avatar
    Yep I picked up a 16gb Air with T-Mobile, and it's everything I expected.

    The Mini will go into semi retirement and be used for personal things only while the Air will be my alternate work computer (MacBook Air is my primary).

    I'm not concerned about space, as I said both devices are 16gb, because one will have all the videos & music, etc while the other has work related things. I have over 100gb on Dropbox plus use Evernote so there's a lot of data in the cloud, but since I have a solid connection most times, I've never had a problem.




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    Congratulations! I'm a little jealous to be honest.. Good luck with your setup, it sounds great.
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    07-29-2014 07:47 PM
  12. CDG's Avatar
    Congratulations! I'm a little jealous to be honest.. Good luck with your setup, it sounds great.
    Ditto. Enjoy the iPad Air.
    07-29-2014 07:52 PM
  13. Flow39's Avatar
    If you can afford both, you should get both. For me though, I only want one iPad, and the rMini does exactly what I need it to
    07-29-2014 11:14 PM
  14. WhiteiPadMini's Avatar
    I guess it really depends on your likings. I personally like my ipad mini retina. I never liked the big ipad because they are too big. Even when first generation iPad was released, I knew that someday Apple will release a smaller model.

    Now when Apple announces the next generation ipads. I might consider getting ipad air 2 (if that's what Apple will call it) and mainly use that as a home device and take my iPad mini Retina where I go.
    07-30-2014 08:51 AM
  15. CDG's Avatar
    Well so I am keeping both but I am using one or the other. Mostly the Mini since it's new of course.

    It would make sense to sell the Air if I keep the Mini but I am quite reluctant to part with it.

    I guess I would like to keep both if I can manage it financially.
    07-31-2014 07:32 PM
  16. CDG's Avatar
    Mini went back today. The Air is much more functional for me and I cannot justify two tablets and a laptop.

    I got a black Smart Cover for my Air, to give a different look from the blue Apple case and I must say it looks very smart.
    Last edited by charlyee; 08-02-2014 at 07:50 PM.
    08-02-2014 06:18 PM
  17. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I've decided to get a mini when it's refreshed and sell my reg iPad. I like the size and it would be ideal to travel with. If I used my reg iPad I would keep both but it sits for the most part on my desk. If you'd use both, get both. Not an overkill to me.
    08-02-2014 07:24 PM
  18. ajl's Avatar
    I've decided to get a mini when it's refreshed and sell my reg iPad. I like the size and it would be ideal to travel with. If I used my reg iPad I would keep both but it sits for the most part on my desk. If you'd use both, get both. Not an overkill to me.
    I looooooove the size of the Mini. Can't wait for the next iteration.
    08-02-2014 07:31 PM
  19. TechnologyTwitt's Avatar
    Everyone's situation is different, so it's not 100% accurate to say overkill...

    My Mini is several months old, and aside from a slight "bend" on a portion of one side, which is hardly noticeable (caused by me rolling over on it in bed), it's still a pleasure to use (but now it's mainly for home use).

    Now that I have an Air though (just been a few days), I definitely prefer to use it over the Mini because of the screen size and speed. It's become my work computer alternative.

    I'm sure once iOS 8 comes out, it will be a breath of fresh air (hmmm, wonder if Apple coined that already) for both devices.

    There's more than enough love though to go to both, and my MacBook Air as well.


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    08-02-2014 10:20 PM
  20. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I looooooove the size of the Mini. Can't wait for the next iteration.
    I'm really hoping for Touch ID. That'll be a huge plus!
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    08-03-2014 07:44 PM
  21. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I'm really hoping for Touch ID. That'll be a huge plus!
    ^this
    08-04-2014 01:36 AM
  22. CDG's Avatar
    So I returned my Mini and 2 days later got the Toshiba Encore 2, then a day later switched it for a Nexus 7 32 GB unlocked LTE model.

    I have had it for 3 days and like it but still day dream of the Mini from time time.

    Of course my wallpaper is a constant reminder as well.



    Sent from my Nexus 7
    Last edited by charlyee; 08-09-2014 at 11:21 AM.
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    08-09-2014 11:10 AM
  23. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    What kind of Apple fanatic are you asking that lol j/k

    Seriously I have a 4th Gen iPad 128GB and a Retina mini 128GB and use both of them. I use the 4th gen for strictly movie/Youtube watching, and the mini for traveling, reading, and whenever I don't feel like holding the 4th gen. If it were me it being overkill, no not at all. Although I do like the weight of the iPad Air. Makes my 4th gen feel like a brick, so I'll probably replace it with the second gen iPad Air, especially if it does come with the TouchID sensor.

    If you do get both, post pics or it didn't happen lol
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    08-09-2014 02:55 PM
  24. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    So I returned my Mini and 2 days later got the Toshiba Encore 2, then a day later switched it for a Nexus 7 32 GB unlocked LTE model.

    I have had it for 3 days and like it but still day dream of the Mini from time time.

    Of course my wallpaper is a constant reminder as well.

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/09/anybenuh.jpg

    Sent from my Nexus 7

    I'd still would've kept the mini.....
    08-09-2014 02:59 PM
  25. LockOnTech's Avatar
    Had the original mini, but wanted a larger iPad; so I got a iPad 3. Now I maybe looking forward to get the mini 2, the size of the mini was just right.
    08-17-2014 04:35 PM

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