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    Dec 01, 2013
    Normal WiFi and 3G

    I just want a iPad that connects well to my home internet with no lag. A normal wifi iPad 2 is probably suffice for my 2 story (350 meter square) block land...but will 3G make a difference? I'm just using it inside the house only.

    Ps. I bought an Asus tablet (Asus Memo Pad 10) for $250 today and I don't know what the problem is but it's horrible when I watch streaming movies at times. On the other hand, my iPhone 5S is fine when I watch the same site.

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    Member Since
    Jan 20, 2012
    North Carolina
    MBP 13" (2013); 8 GB RAM; SSD 256 GB; OS 10.11.1
    Hello - first, please provide more information on your home network, i.e. router brand/model and Wi-Fi standards being used (e.g. 802.11 b/g/n - n is the current 'fast' standard although the newer ac specification is now available). Also, the Asus tablet above offers Wi-Fi b/g/n (info HERE), so if your router & tablet are both using 802.11 g or n, then w/ a good signal, the Asus device should be able to stream; of course, this raises the issue of signal strength in the location in your home being used for reception - there are apps that can provide that information, so let us know if you already have these available and also the distance between your router and devices (plus, the number of rooms & wall construction separating these areas).

    Second, the newer Wi-Fi protocols are much faster than cellular although 'range' is a consideration in view of the above comments. If you are planning to use 'wireless' only in your home, then cellular is an added expense (both for the device and a data plan); however, if you travel and need constant internet access, especially in locales were Wi-Fi is not available (or expensive), then you might consider that option; also on an iPad the cellular devices come w/ GPS built-in which might be another need of yours. There are plenty of discussions of making this decision online - Google is your friend - just one to review HERE. Please respond to the questions above and more specific comments can be given. Dave

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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
    The Asus tablet is "horrible" because its a cheap piece of junk.

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