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Old 08-26-2012, 09:44 AM   #16
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Do you think iPad would be good for a student who will be writing lots of papers at a college that maybe PC?
It's definitely no replacement for a laptop or pc.
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:11 PM   #17
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NG on the smart cover!

Mine slipped off as I was entering my car in a dark parking lot a couple of weeks ago!

iPad 3 fell screen first flat on asphalt and shattered!

$350 for a replacement and another 30'for a snugg cover.
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:26 AM   #18
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We have both.

My husband has the ipad2 and I have the ipad3 the main difference I have noticed between ours is my screen is better which if you are into photography is amazing. I would go with the 32gb storage if you are going to want to put movies on as those take up a bit of space. I use to have the 16gb ipad1 and found my self having to delete stuff frequently to fit on new books, magazines and movies. I hope this helped you will love it no matter which version you get!
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:26 PM   #19
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Congrats on your new purchase! I was lucky enough for my wife to get me a 32g for my birthday a few weeks ago and I'm loving it -not sure she is though. I picked up this case for it:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B007IW...6433588&sr=8-2

It's not bulky and provides enough protection for my use -I did drop it on the floor going through airport security(ouch!) and it survived with no problems.

I have to say, I probably would have gone with the 16g model but I'm glad I've got the 32g because I'm already at 16g with some photos( which look incredible) and a decent amount of music, and the typical apps. So if anyone is considering -I would also go with the 32g as some others have mentioned.
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Old 09-01-2012, 06:16 PM   #20
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DH and I picked up our Ipad 3's today at the Apple Store. A 16 (in white) for me and a 32 (in black) for him.

Now on to searching for the right case..
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Old 09-01-2012, 06:48 PM   #21
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Enjoy and beware of

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Old 10-01-2012, 12:18 AM   #22
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I personally would go with the Otter Box case, I got one for my daughter's iPad!! And it definitely holds up to its purpose!

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Old 10-02-2012, 09:36 PM   #23
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My Favorite iPad Cover

I don't have an iPad, but my friend has the best cover: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/e6e...Fcqj4AodM0gAqQ
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:33 AM   #24
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I purchased the iPad 2 back when the iPad 3 was being announced in early 2012. I was waiting to see what the iPad 3 would bring due to the cost. I went to Amazon and checked what they had there and purchased a 64Gb Wifi/3G for AT&T. I trusted that they would be from one owner who was selling theirs in order to upgrade. I had good luck with that. Haven't had any issues. My wife and I pretty much shared it. After about a month I had enough money to buy a second, identical one for my wife.

Even though they do have the capability to use 3G with AT&T, we never signed up for a contract. Typically wifi has been available. A good alternative if you're traveling would be to get a MiFi unit from your cell provider. You can use your wifi over 3G/4G and up to 5 connections can be shared.

I would not say its an alternative for a laptop/pc especially for a student. It is, however, a very useful tool for quick access to documents, email, web. If you're working on a major project and doing a lot of typing I would go with a laptop. That being said, I know a lot of schools use Macs in general but Windows based PCs are used as well. When choosing between the two its all based on preference what programs you plan to use.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:15 PM   #25
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I don't have an iPad, but my friend has the best cover: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/e6e...Fcqj4AodM0gAqQ
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I don't have an iPad, but my friend has the best cover: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/e6e...Fcqj4AodM0gAqQ
I love it!
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:16 AM   #28
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question for ipad users:

my mom is going blind (her optic nerves are dying - nothing can be done).

anyway, she is still able to read very slowly on her big desk top computer by blowing everything up into huge bold fonts and then she reads it word by word.

however, she's not able to read books anymore which really depresses her.

my sister bought her a kindle, but she can't see it - i guess the background isn't the right contrast or something.

So i was wondering if maybe i should buy her an Ipad - perhaps she'd be able to see on that a bit better.

does anyone use their ipad as an e-reader?
if so, how is it as an e-reader?
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:04 PM   #29
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I use an ottorbox case, it's like it's indestructible (I use my ipad as a reward with my 2yr old clients) and I love that there is a built in stand to hold the ipad up on an angle at two different levels. I would also recommend getting the bigger size because you can't add space later and movies can take up a decent amount of memory
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:06 PM   #30
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question for ipad users:

my mom is going blind (her optic nerves are dying - nothing can be done).

anyway, she is still able to read very slowly on her big desk top computer by blowing everything up into huge bold fonts and then she reads it word by word.

however, she's not able to read books anymore which really depresses her.

my sister bought her a kindle, but she can't see it - i guess the background isn't the right contrast or something.

So i was wondering if maybe i should buy her an Ipad - perhaps she'd be able to see on that a bit better.

does anyone use their ipad as an e-reader?
if so, how is it as an e-reader?
You can download both kindle and nook apps to the ipad but what I would do is take her to an apple store or best buy where she can test them out to see if she could read with it.
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