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Ipad mini

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by faceplant, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. faceplant

    faceplant

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    Reviews from people here? Will it work as a reader also or should someone get a dedicated reader?
    Thxs
     
  2. jame

    jame I don't even know....what I'm doing here....

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    You bet it will. Just download the kindle app on the iPad and you're there.
     

  3. Knighj1

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    Apple also offers thier own reader
     
  4. whitetiger7653

    whitetiger7653 NRA Life Member

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    I hear frank_drebin has one. :rofl::rofl:
     
  5. Annoyedgrunt

    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    I always considered an IPod to be an "IPad mini". :dunno:
     
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    I think the Nexus 7 has better hardware.
     
  7. The Machinist

    The Machinist Please! Please! No more!

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    Low-res screen. Over-priced.
     
  8. ArrowJ

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    I have an iPad which I love. I dropped it on the garage floor and I love it a little less now. My next iPad will be the mini. The iPad is great. I use mine almost exclusively as my poor MacBook Pro sits rarely used, but I have found it cumbersome at times. I think the mini is just enough smaller to make it perfect. The smaller price tag is an added bonus. I will sell you my iPad 2 (not retina display) including the broken glass, tape, and cool stickers on the back for $100. Have the screen replaced for another $130-150 and you are set for $250 :)

    Seriously though, when I do replace it, it will be with the smaller unit. You can read iBooks (Apple), Kindle ebooks (Amazon), Nook ebooks (Barnes and Noble), pdf ebooks, text documents, et al. It is like having all the ebook readers in one. I also use it for my forums via Tapatalk, my email, texting, games, drawing up plans projects I wish I had the skill to build, blogging, scheduling, maps, ballistic software, document and spreadsheet creation, eMagazines, Bible study, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, FaceTime, contact management, connecting to my MacBook Pro desktop and even the terminal (command line), image manipulation, Audio books, Netflix, ABC, NBC, et al, Chat, learning games for my daughter, and on and on. You can see why my computer does not get much use these days. My advice, buy one and enjoy.
     
  9. ArrowJ

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    Not sure if you mean the Nexus or the iPad mini. The iPad mini is affordable priced and has a retina display that has higher resolution than the human eye can see.
     
  10. faceplant

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    I am thinking of this as a gift. My friend has a Iphone. Would this be a reason to consider this or see what else is out there?
     
  11. ArrowJ

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    If he has an iPhone it makes it an even better option! All of his files, contacts, ebooks, calendar, photos, bookmarks, etc. will be shared making it all the more convenient.
     
  12. Marine123

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    Me too!! Lol


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  13. ryanm

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    iPad mini does NOT have the retina display.

    Mini:
    7.9‑inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi‑Touch
    display with IPS technology.
    1024-by-768 resolution at 163 pixels per inch (ppi)

    iPad with retina display:
    Retina display
    9.7‑inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology
    2048-by-1536 resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
     
  14. Santa CruZin

    Santa CruZin RIP Mr. Mayor

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    No it doesn't.
     
  15. Knighj1

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    retina display is a glossed over term, the screen has a great picture, will everyone like it no, some are cheap and refuse to pay the money for the apple. You will love it
     
  16. cgwahl

    cgwahl Sheriffs a near

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    Unless the specs have changed, the iPad mini is an iPad 2 with a smaller screen.
     
  17. Deanster

    Deanster Cheese? CLM Millennium Member

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    I like the mini with LTE very well. The resolution of the retina screens is amazing, but I found the iPad 3 tough to live with - not as bright, kind of odd viewing angles, and the extra weight/bulk of the screen and the battery needed to drive it were an unwelcome compromise for me. I ended up going back to the iPad 2, which has now been replaced by the Mini - smaller, lighter, cheaper, and does the same jobs.

    I use it mostly as a media device - reader, airplane movies, web surfing/research when out and about, as well as navigation.

    I think the low-res screen thing is a distraction - the screen size, shape, and resolution are great for what I use it for, where the more 'widescreen' shape of other tablets I find really unpleasant in vertical orientation, which is how I use my tablet 70% of the time.

    The iPad never replaced a laptop for me, and the Mini is a better companion or bridge between my iPhone and laptop - less than a pound WITH charger, very thin, small and easy to take places. All the goodness of the iPad 2 in 60% of the size. Runs 100% of iPad/iPhone apps.

    Highly recommended.
     
  18. G19Tony

    G19Tony Sneet CLM

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    I have a mini. It works great in the Cherokee, and that's why I got it. The reader works well too, as soon as I figured out you could increase the font size. :embarassed:

    Retina shemetina, I can't tell the difference anyway. :tongueout:
     
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    For all intents and purposes yes it does.
     
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    .264 magnum CLM

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    My wife's company gave here a mini a couple of days ago. It's fabulous and fits in the size/utility progression just as you mentioned. It's really easy to hold in one hand and use.


    BTW - my son has been offered acceptance into four medical schools so far. Your input from a few years ago about notes, scanning notes, scanning tests, papers and related file structures has been invaluable advice.