This Is the iPad Mini You Should Get

The iPad Mini is just a shrunken down iPad 2in a lot of ways, but it is a different device with uses that will be somewhat different. So what do you need in an iPad mini? We think we have it figured out.

For Almost Everybody

It’s the 16 GB Wi-Fi iPad Mini, in black.

  • Why 16 gigs? The iPad mini is primarily for reading and browsing the web. Those activities don’t take up much space on an iPad. It’s perfect for storing books and magazines, a handful of favorite games, some essential apps, and a fair amount of music. Any gamer who is buying an iPad to play a resource-gobbler like Infinity Blade II probably doesn’t want to drop money on a device whose guts are two years old. Anyone who really likes watching locally stored video probably wants a bigger display.
  • Why Wi-Fi? How often do you really see yourself somewhere for an extended period of time without a wi-fi connection? What connected activity would you need to do on an miniature iPad that you couldn’t do on a smartphone in a pinch? Why not just tether your iPad to your phone?
  • And why black? For the same reason as the iPhone 5. That murdered out, black on black—or slate, to be exact—color scheme is too damn sleek to refuse.

But there are exceptions.

Some of you won’t blend into the homogenous horde. So there might be a few good reasons why you’d want a different iPad Mini.

  • Why a 32/64 GB iPad Mini? You have a long commute on public transportation and you can watch entire movies or episodes during that time. You have no internet connection. Alternatively, you have kids, and want to toss them a device chock full o’ entertainment they can actually hold while they’re in the backseat.
  • Why a 4G iPad Mini? You travel a lot and find yourself needing to do internet-dependent things where stable wi-fi connections don’t exist. You have a 3G phone which isn’t optimal for heavy use. And you need more screen real estate than your connected smartphone can offer, but don’t want the bulk of a full-sized tablet next to your laptop. Chances are, the company you work for is probably willing to foot all (or part) of that data bill as well. In that case, go with a Verizon data plan.
  • Why a white iPad Mini? Because it looks pretty damn nice too. And like a black bezel lends itself to a more immersive video experience, a white bezel could do the same when you’re reading a book.

via This Is the iPad Mini You Should Get.


About steventorresramos

I have over (24) years of Computer Aided Drafting & Design experience and over (16) years of IT experience. After graduating high school I attended a Technical College and earned an Associate Degree in Drafting & Design. I then enrolled at the University of Puerto Rico where I earned an A.S. in Civil Engineering Technologies. While attending the Univ. of Puerto Rico I worked as a freelance Drafter for a variety of architects and engineers. During my senior year I began to work for the firm Planning Management & Development in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Two years later I was offered the position at Mario Corsino & Associates, which later became InterGroup a medium size Civil Engineering, Architectural and Planning firm in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. At InterGroup I became assistant chief drafter where I was responsible for 20+ drafters & civil techs, and this is also where I began my IT training. In 2000 I decided to move to St. Petersburg, FL where I was hired as CAD Manager at Advanced Engineering & Design a small Civil Engineering firm established in 1998. Currently still employed by Advanced Engineering & Design I’m now the CAD/IT Manager. I have also continued to expand my knowledge base in both the IT & CADD fields through continued training, certifications, and attending Autodesk University. I’m currently an Autodesk Certified Professional proficient in AutoCAD, Civil 3D and various other Autodesk products. I have been the President of the Tampa Bay Autodesk Users Group (TBAUG) since late 2007 and a member of Autodesk Users Group International (AUGI) since 1996. I have an A.S. Degree in Computer Networking , a Bachelors of Applied Science in Technology Management and currently finishing work on my Masters in Computer Information Systems. I’m a licensed drafter in the US Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and a Microsoft Certified Professional. I hold certificates as a Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator, Cisco Networking Associate Professional and Linux Administrator.
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