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Old 12-13-2013, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Danbury, CT
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What is the difference?
Ipad Mini:$299.99
Ipad Mini w/ Retina: $399.99

What is the difference and is the extra $100 worth it?
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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You would have to see the specifications of both, and here are the specs for the one with a retina display:
Apple - iPad mini with Retina display

This is a user review of the one with Retina:
http://www.gottabemobile.com/2013/12...hts-one-month/

Found this review about the two iPad Mini:
http://www.technobuffalo.com/reviews...retina-review/

I would think that there is a little more of the one with a retina display than just the display. Compare the processors used on both. But to me the retina display would be worth it, since my photos look quite nice on an iPad with Retina display.

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Old 12-15-2013, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Bangkok Thailand
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The display,the speed of chipset etc. It worth my money IMO.
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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The iPad Mini is slow (relatively) like an iPad 2, while the Mini with Retina is the equal of the new iPad Air.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Under a bridge
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Default iPad mini w/ Retina for working

For those that have an iPad mini with retina can you actually perform 'work' on these smaller tablets? It seems most people associate a smaller tablet with only 'playing around' like web browsing, games, Twitter, checking emails, etc. I really like the iPad mini w/ Retina due to the portability aspect of it and the handiness. You can accomplish more work on a regular sized tablet but for some work can the mini cut it?

-Cheers.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:39 PM
 
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iPads in general are considered to be devices for consumption. They generally aren't great for productivity.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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They generally aren't great for productivity.
They are pretty nice little tools for graphic designers...
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:50 PM
 
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They are pretty nice little tools for graphic designers...
Perhaps for playing around... but not for professionals. Without a digitizer and 63% of the color gamut... it's safe to say that most graphics designers would not use it for productivity.
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Im a professional designer. I use it for productivity all the time and its extremely useful at client meetings
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Im a professional designer. I use it for productivity all the time and its extremely useful at client meetings
Doesn't it get tiring to see everyone tell us we CAN'T use it for productivity even though we do?
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