iPad Air, iPad Mini, Original iPad- Which Is Best?By: Ellisha Rader Mannering - December 9, 2013
So you are thinking about buying an iPad but are a little overwhelmed with all of the different options. Do you buy the iPad mini that is small and powerful, the full size iPad Air that has a large screen and familiar set up, or the light weight, the brighter and slightly more expensive iPad with Retina Display?
Just a few short years ago there was only one iPad and everyone was crazy for it. Sure they were flying off the shelves around the holidays and almost impossible to find, but if you were lucky enough to get one, you didn’t have to worry if you had made the right choice. Now that the iPad has gotten comfortable in the hands of so many, Apple decided it was time to tweak it.
So which one is the best choice? Well, that depends on your needs and desires when it comes to an iPad. Each of the iPads on the market have their own appeal and something that sets them apart from each other.
The original iPad and the iPad Mini are perfect for people who are new to the iPad or for younger children and teenagers. They are simple to use and their prices make them ideal for someone who wants to try out the iPad but isn’t likely to use it for hours upon hours.
The iPad Mini with Retina Display is appealing to people who want a lightweight iPad that is easy to travel with but also has the same usability as the original iPad. If you are likely to use your tablet in the car or while walking around, the iPad Mini with Retina Display may be the best option for you. It is so light that you can easily hold it in one hand without feeling like your arm is going to give out. The retina display also makes it easier to see in direct sunlight.
If you are wanting a larger iPad screen and plan to use your tablet while sitting down, with a keyboard or at a desk, the iPad Air is the best option for you. The larger screen means it is a bit heavier than the iPad Mini, but if you crave that larger screen, you might be willing to look past its weight.
Now that you know a little more about each iPad, it may be easier for you to choose the iPad you will be purchasing. Which one will you choose?
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