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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Techie Stuff
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Former_MSE_DarrylFormer_MSE_Darryl
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Techie Stuff
"A cheaper version of the iPad appears next week, which may appeal to those who can't afford a standard Apple tablet..."
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How cheap is the iPad Mini?

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  • PincherPincher
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    Had the first generation iPad. Gave it away: not too fond of it.

    I want a fore-arm mounted version, with ruggedised edges and screen, please. I'll pay £300.
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  • Shouldn't the title be 'How expensive is the ipad mini?'. Nothing cheap about it, other than whats inside it. Bet Amazon and google breathed a massive sigh of relief. Kindle HD is £149 in tesco too which is a cracking price.

    "A cheaper version of the iPad appears next week, which may appeal to those who can't afford a standard Apple tablet..."

    Bit like buying a BMW 318 when you really want an m3, all you're saying to the world is I wished I studied harder at school.
  • what about the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7"? it comes with 8gb internal memory with the capacity to add 32 gb micro SDHC card! priced at £199 its a bargain AND you can get £30 cash back if you buy before 30 October and fill in a form on the samsung website.
    I bought one back in June and picked it over the Kindle fire (after nearly buying one in the US)
  • The article is slightly incorrect. You can't order one just yet. Pre-orders start tomorrow (26th Oct)
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  • Cisco001Cisco001 Forumite
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    £269 is too expensive!!
  • AlanRalphAlanRalph Forumite
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    I've got an original iPad which I'm looking to replace, as newer apps do not run as well on it. I will probably opt for the 3rd generation iPad, and trade in my current one to cover some of the cost. Since I use it mainly for reading, the retina display appeals to me, plus I can transfer all of my app purchases straight onto the new device. :)

    The iPad Mini is certainly tempting, but I'd like to find out more about how well it works in real-life use. Whilst it is more expensive than the Kindle Fires and most of the Android tablets, I think Apple is banking on reaching those who may already have an iPhone but haven't yet been able to justify an iPad.

    One area which might well benefit from the new iPad Mini is education. Apple already has a foothold there, and if more schools were able to justify purchasing iPads for the classrooms then that lead will just mushroom.
  • DreamnineDreamnine Forumite
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    Why would anyone want this?

    It's basically an iPad 2 squashed down into a smaller form.

    It's low-res and low-tech and expensive..plus it doesn't have GPS.
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    AlanRalph wrote: »
    I've got an original iPad which I'm looking to replace, as newer apps do not run as well on it. I will probably opt for the 3rd generation iPad, and trade in my current one to cover some of the cost. Since I use it mainly for reading, the retina display appeals to me, plus I can transfer all of my app purchases straight onto the new device. :)

    The iPad Mini is certainly tempting, but I'd like to find out more about how well it works in real-life use. Whilst it is more expensive than the Kindle Fires and most of the Android tablets, I think Apple is banking on reaching those who may already have an iPhone but haven't yet been able to justify an iPad.

    One area which might well benefit from the new iPad Mini is education. Apple already has a foothold there, and if more schools were able to justify purchasing iPads for the classrooms then that lead will just mushroom.


    Why bother the ipad 4 is due out in the next month or so
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  • custardycustardy Forumite
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    MSE_Darryl wrote: »
    "A cheaper version of the iPad appears next week, which may appeal to those who can't afford a standard Apple tablet..."
    Read the full story:

    How cheap is the iPad Mini?

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    Did I miss the MSE thead on the Nexus 7 when it was released?
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