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I am planning on replacing my iPad 1 with a later model. I have a nook color and I have found reading books easier with a 9" tablet( I have pretty much stopped using the nook to read since I got my (used) iPad last year. An apple associate suggested a mini because it is more portable (true) but I like the size of the 9" tablet to surf, and read (and play games) with the larger tablet. I didn't notice the difference in my iPad 1 and newer models till I tried to access some new game apps that were only available with IOS 6 and i was told the IOS 7 would be more interesting. Now, I'm trying to decide between what i really need and what I desire.
Anybody with both sizes have a preference? I probably will go with a full size tablet but thought I would field suggestions. I just get tired if zooming my nook when I am on the web and i can't see a mini being any different in that respect. the apple associate suggested 16 g but I have almost 17 worth of memory used on my iPad 1 64G( 64 g more than enough now that I use the cloud for storing pictures and music) so i would go with 32 g.
Thanks for any feedback. Just looking for anybody that has a mini and loves it more than a full size tablet and why.
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I have a 3, my kids have minis. If I was looking for something to toss into a bag, I'd go mini. That said, I really do like the bigger screen... Even with the slightly added weight. Not sure if that makes sense, or not...

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I have a Nexus 7 and an ASUS infinity 10". (Ok, don't ban me) I rarely ever use the 10" and will likely get rid of it. I got my son the Mini. He uses it mostly for games. I've looked at it and it is good for reading. I really like the smaller screen size. The Nexus can fir in the pocket of casual dress pants in a pinch if needed. Not sure the slightly wider Mini can do that or not.

IMHO the smaller size has a good number of advantages. When the next mini is out in Oct (hopefully) I may switch over to it.
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Larsanher -- don't hijack this thread. Start a new one describing IN DETAIL (ie a lot more detail than you mentioned above) what your problem is.

dwhygienist: I think the lighter-weight current iPads (compared to the original you have) will suit you fine, but be aware that there's a super-duper good chance new models are coming out this fall. Just FYI.

The mini is fabulously thin and light -- which everyone hopes the next full-size iPad will be as well -- but is otherwise nearly identical to the full-size one in most other respects. So it really comes down to what your eyeballs prefer. Mine, since they are getting weaker, prefer the larger iPad (even though I want one of the minis!).
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thanks for the feedback- I think, asstated, mine eyes need the larger size. I am going to wait a few months just in case an iPad 5 version comes out since the "2" seems to be the next to be phased out( no more 30 pin connector) just lightening.
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Definitely wait to see the full dimensions on the upcoming iPad. the one thing I keep hearing is the bezel around the outside will be much smaller and the iPad will be thinner, making the full-sized (I have the 3 and love it) iPad lighter.

I will always have the full sized iPad. Love the screen size.

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Definitely wait to see the full dimensions on the upcoming iPad. the one thing I keep hearing is the bezel around the outside will be much smaller and the iPad will be thinner, making the full-sized (I have the 3 and love it) iPad lighter.

I will always have the full sized iPad. Love the screen size.
Any idea when the next model will be out? holiday time again?
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I have had both iPad 2 and the original iPad, and now have a 32GB iPad Mini. Also, my eyes aren't the best either.

My opinions

1) For general reading the Mini is better. Lighter and more comfortable form-factor out weigh the slight decrease in screen size

2) Magazines and photo viewing, the regular iPad is better. I'm a Photogaphy enthusiast so the latter is very important to me

My own decision is to keep my Mini as a reader and pick up an iPad 5 this fall for the rest

I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .
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Any idea when the next model will be out? holiday time again?
Nobody knows for sure, but I think its a safe bet that by late fall there will be a new model out. Apple did killer business with the iPad and the holiday season last year (where the newest full- and mini-sized ones were announced in early October), so I'm guessing around the same time again this year.

But again, this is just a guess.
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