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    Ipad 1st/2nd for College
    Hello everyone, I am looking into purchasing an Ipad for college for primarily note-taking internet browsing, email, and netflix. Would a 1st/2nd gen ipad work well enough for this?

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    I would go for a third or fourth generation iPad instead. Faster processor and better ability to handle the latest version of iOS (7.1). While a 2nd generation iPad will work OK, a later model will last longer and would be better to run the latest apps.

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    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac late 2007 10.11.b4, iMac 2008 10.10.5, Macbook2007 10.7.5, Mac Mini 10.7.5, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!
    I agree completely with Chscag for the reasons he gave. I am right now stuck with an iPad one. Only IOS 5 will run which limits many things including so many new apps will not install or run.

    So for sure don't get an iPad One and if I were you I would skip the 2nd one also for the sake of the latest version of IOS.

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    North Carolina
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    Quote Originally Posted by spaceship_j View Post
    Hello everyone, I am looking into purchasing an Ipad for college for primarily note-taking internet browsing, email, and netflix. Would a 1st/2nd gen ipad work well enough for this?
    Completely agree w/ the previous posts! First, forget about the first iPad; second, I have an iPad 2 (3 years now) which is running the latest version of iOS, so would work, but has a lousy camera, cannot do Siri (if you might want that feature), and is non-retina screen (along w/ the other minuses mentioned). I was about to buy an iPad Air but will wait until the next version is released just to see what Apple has updated. If $$ is not a major problem, then get the latest model possible - the current iPad Air would be an excellent choice - Dave

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    Nov 12, 2011
    MBA mid-2013 1.3GHz i5, 4GB 1600MHz DDR3, Intel HD Graphics 5000 1536MB; iPhone 6; iPad2
    The last time I checked, you'd pay almost as much for a new iPad2 as for a newer version. Forget about the iPad1, as it's quite limited. I still have my iPad2, and it's okay, but why buy such an old version? If $$ is big concern get a reconditioned iPad3. If you are going to keep this for 4 years of college, you really do need the newer version. Good luck!

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    Jan 22, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    Why on earth wouldn't you get the latest model iPad?? There's no huge savings to be gotten from buying a used one as far as I can see (maybe $100-200 at most, not worth it compared to the power, warranty, etc of a new one).

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