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Old 05-08-2014, 11:40 PM   #21
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I would have picked the iPad mini with retina display too. I have the iPad 1 without retina display and the iPad 3 with retina display, I think the difference is quite noticeable especially in the way text is rendered. Anyways, congrats on the purchase!
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Reading and posting this sitting on the couch with iPad mini with retina. Like it a lot.

The screen is great. Light and easy to use with one hand. Nice choice.
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Enjoying it so far! Loaded some apps and exploring other uses. I've used the Kindle and Cloud readers and they seem perfect. So far no complaints. I bought a nice Belkin cover with part of the Target gift card so am all set.

This is the first device I've owned that's small and light enough to be truly portable. In the past I've hauled around my Asus Transformer but it seems like a monster compared to the Mini!
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I would not buy a 16 GB iPad or iPad mini. Considering all the apps available, you'll run out of space and Apple's devices do not have an SD slot to increase storage space. Apple factory refurbished iPad and iPad mini's are a good deal IMHO - same 1 year warranty as new and with a new outer shell and battery. At the Apple refurbished store, $419 will get you the original iPad mini with 64 GB or the retina iPad mini with 32 GB. If you want the retina mini, $20 more for double the storage space is a great deal.

To find the reburbished and clearance items, go to Apple.com, click the Store tab and find the link at the very bottom of the page.
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I am reading this on my Nexus 7 while on vacation. Nice tablet for $229. Has worked out well for me.
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The main problem with getting a retina / hi-dpi display is that you'll want it on all of your devices. I can't imagine using a non-retina laptop and I eventually plan to get a retina external monitor as well.
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So I've been playing with my new toy a lot over the last few days. I am so glad I made the purchase. It is so much more responsive than my Asus pad and the retina display is outstanding. A winner!
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I would have picked the iPad mini with retina display too. I have the iPad 1 without retina display and the iPad 3 with retina display, I think the difference is quite noticeable especially in the way text is rendered. Anyways, congrats on the purchase!
Last November when Target had the deal I traded in my iPad 1 for $200 bucks electronics trade-in credit and used it towards an iPad mini Retina finally available in Feb.
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