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    Buy new ipad or refurbished ipad 2?

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    Buy new ipad or refurbished ipad 2?
    Hey guys,

    I've been waiting to get an ipad for a while (mostly for reviewing lectures from Grad school and maybe some music videos, news, magazine, web browsing on the side). However, I'm still deciding to get the new ipad or a refurbished ipad 2. I don't really care about the screen resolution that much (my vision isn't that great, anyways) and I really like the fact that the ipad 2 is lighter and thinner than the ipad 3. I could get a refurbished ipad 2 32GB for $450 from the apple store or a new ipad 32GB for $600. I just don't know if the ipad 3 will be worth it for my tasks. What do you guys think?

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    Buy new ipad or refurbished ipad 2?
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    If the new features in the "new iPad" don't excite you...then definitely get a refurbished iPad 2. I'm considering doing the same thing.

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    Buy new ipad or refurbished ipad 2?

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    I have an unopened refurb iPad2 in my hands but I'm still debating returning it for a new iPad.

    For $150 more I'm not sure if the screen is worth it, all other new features don't matter to me.

    Regarding the new screen, will my current movies and videos look that much better? is it like regular definition compared to high definition?

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    Buy new ipad or refurbished ipad 2?

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    I went ahead and bought a refurb iPad 2. I really, really, really wanted the Retina display. I'm in college and money isn't abounding everywhere and it seemed like a better idea to get the cheaper one. The iPad 2 is still one of the best tablets in the market and you should feel no shame for buying it because of price point.

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    Buy new ipad or refurbished ipad 2?

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    Yeah, the ipad2 is a good deal right now.

    I would really like to see the new screen beside the old screen to see the difference but have to return the one I have before the new one ships to get a refund.

    I don't know much about it, can you or anyone tell me if every video will look that much better on the new ipad? I thought you would need better quality videos to make it look better??

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    Buy new ipad or refurbished ipad 2?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 70jeff View Post
    Yeah, the ipad2 is a good deal right now.

    I would really like to see the new screen beside the old screen to see the difference but have to return the one I have before the new one ships to get a refund.

    I don't know much about it, can you or anyone tell me if every video will look that much better on the new ipad? I thought you would need better quality videos to make it look better??
    Hardly anyone can tell you about the iPad's new display because hardly anyone outside of Apple have actually seen it. Those that have say it's pretty amazing, and that there's more than just "double the resolution" going on there.

    I would think that if you have a video at 1024x768 they would look more or less the same in terms of resolution, though the new iPad's screen will probably still make those colours look better/sharper.

    But if you have let's say a 1080p file (1920x1080), it's obviously going to look a LOT better on the new iPad than the 2011 iPad, since it won't be being downscaled.

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    Buy new ipad or refurbished ipad 2?
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    I still have a 1st gen iPad, so I am going to make the upgrade - mainly because the performance is suffering. My wife has an iPad 2, which is still very fast and a little lighter - if I had that, I wouldn't upgrade.
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    Buy new ipad or refurbished ipad 2?

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    Apparently, this new ipad weighs closer to the ipad 1 than the ipad 2. Will there be a perceptible difference in weight between the new ipad and the ipad 2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oistrakh View Post
    Apparently, this new ipad weighs closer to the ipad 1 than the ipad 2. Will there be a perceptible difference in weight between the new ipad and the ipad 2?
    From what I've read, yes apparently. However, if you have or had an iPad 1 and had no issue with its weight, it shouldn't be an issue.
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    Buy new ipad or refurbished ipad 2?
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    iPad 1 – 712.60g
    iPad 2 – 600.60g
    iPad 3 – 650g (660g for the 4G model)

    So, as any search engine could have told you, the new iPad is approximately halfway between the weight of the original and the second-generation iPad.

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    I had the iPad 1 and upgraded to the iPad 2 in large part because it was lighter and thinner. Yes, it isn't that much weight, but I use my iPad constantly, so to me it was worth the change.

    Going to the iPad 3 (or new iPad) is a harder call to make. Adding back a little of the weight to gain better resoloution, honestly, I am very tempted, but the iPad 2 is no slouch with its screen. Haven't made up my mind yet . . . I may wait for the next cycle.
    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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    Buy new ipad or refurbished ipad 2?

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    Returned the refurbished 2 and went with a new iPad, now I have regrets. Screen is nice but not worth it the extra $. HD is nice but on a big screen tv.

    Size of apps and hd videos will be too big for this device, you will need more storage which is why they will have this on the next iPad, nice selling strategy

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    Buy new ipad or refurbished ipad 2?

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    I bought the new iPad yesterday, as an older person any thing I can see clearer all the better. The
    writing in books and such is so much clearer. I have come from the original iPad. The screen is wonderful,
    and the extra ram is needed. I hope this iPad will serve me as well as the first one did. My young grandson
    will get that one.

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    Buy new ipad or refurbished ipad 2?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ellenmac View Post
    I hope this iPad will serve me as well as the first one did. My young grandson will get that one.
    Somebodies a VERY lucky "camper"...and has a GREAT granddad!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Somebodies a VERY lucky "camper"...and has a GREAT granddad!!!

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