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Tue Sep 18, 2012, 11:59 AM

iPad 2 or the New iPad?

Howdy-
I'm looking to get an iPad, but don't know which one. There doesn't appear to be much difference to me, but I'm not that tech savvy when it comes to specifications. I'm looking to replace a piece of crap Dell mini that barely functions, and I'll need the iPad for web surfing, working in the archives, and recording travel notes.

Thanks for any suggestions!

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Reply iPad 2 or the New iPad? (Original post)
a la izquierda Sep 2012 OP
NV Whino Sep 2012 #1
Sherman A1 Sep 2012 #2
Stinky The Clown Sep 2012 #3
Kablooie Sep 2012 #4
a la izquierda Sep 2012 #5
REP Oct 2012 #6
REP Oct 2012 #7
LibinMo Oct 2012 #8

Response to a la izquierda (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 03:03 PM

1. I have the iPad 3

Never tried the 2, but as I understand it, the 3 is easier to read with the retina screen. I love it.

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Response to a la izquierda (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2012, 05:00 PM

2. I try to stay a generation behind

the latest.
Bought my iPad 1 when the 2's were released and saved $100.00.

Bought my daughter a 2 when the 3's were released and saved $150.00 on it.

It's whatever works best for you.

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Response to a la izquierda (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 01:44 AM

3. The big difference between the 2 and the 3 is the Retina display.

The processors are different too, but not all that big a deal. I am certain there are other differences, too, but those are the biggies.

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Response to a la izquierda (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 02:36 AM

4. I recommend a legal pad. You'd save a bundle.

Maxi pads are useful at times too but I wouldn't recommend them for everyone.

If you're still determined to get an iPad, the New one is definitely what I would get.
Apple hardware often becomes obsolete after several years. The newest model will probably remain useable longer than the older iPad.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 03:16 PM

5. Well, I'm a woman, but maxi pads are annoying.

And a legal pad will not allow me to skype from Europe.
But thanks

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Response to a la izquierda (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 07:53 PM

6. Wait.

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Response to a la izquierda (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 07:57 PM

7. Told ya - wait



No, he didn't leak. Read it in the paper!

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Response to a la izquierda (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:45 PM

8. Bought the iPad3 five days ago and I loved it but

returned it this morning when I read the iPad 4 is coming out on Nov 2 at the SAME PRICE. I am/was a first time Apple customer. Does Apple update its other products every six months?

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