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Old 11-14-2012, 05:25 PM   #16
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HappiestMommy...I bought them at Best Buy. They just dropped the price from $249. I think that is because they are releasing a 16gb for the $249 price. But I saved the $50 and got the 8gb since I can buy an SD card for much less than $50.

Also..they had a white one that they kept saying was $249. But I said the price on the display did not say that so they gave me the whiteone for $199 too.

I think your dh will love it. I have an IPAD and really don't see much difference between them. I think Apple's competition might be catching up to them a bit.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:37 PM   #17
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HeatherC thanks hopefully they still have them when I go this weekend DH doesnt need much just something to watch movies and the occasional game and surf the internet
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:30 AM   #18
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I think it's definitely worth the extra $100 to upgrade from the 32 to 64 or 16 to 32. You are basically doubling your memory for only $100. We got our girls the ipad mini and we got the 32g because we will load tons of movies, etc on them. For them, they don't need the next version that comes out in a year and this can last them for a long time so the memory was important for us.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:14 PM   #19
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What is everyone's recommendation between all of these if you mainly want to use it for Face Book, email and general web surfing??
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:23 PM   #20
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What is everyone's recommendation between all of these if you mainly want to use it for Face Book, email and general web surfing??
Kindle Fire or Nexus 7 easily beats out the iPad/mini on price alone, particularly if you're only looking for very basic functions like that. Why not save $130+?
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:56 PM   #21
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Just my two cents . . . if you plan to use moderately to heavily as an e-reader you should get the kindle. Reading books on the iPad really sucks, especially if you're outside.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:00 PM   #22
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Just to confuse you even more have you seen the Samsung Galaxy Tab2 tablets? I just bought two today at Best Buy for $199 each.

I tried them out several times before buying and really like them. And I myself have an IPad which I love. I thought the responsiveness was better than a Kindle Fire and like that it has a Micro Sd slot so you can expand the memory if it fills up.

We have several Apple products we love, but it is becoming harder for me to justify the price difference between this and the IPAD mini.

Hope this helps!
This is one that I am considering buying this weekend. Where do I go to buy apps? I am so use to Itunes but can not justify the price of an IPAD mini.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:27 AM   #23
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CarlisleMom wondering the same thing......
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This is one that I am considering buying this weekend. Where do I go to buy apps? I am so use to Itunes but can not justify the price of an IPAD mini.
I just got a new Samsung Galaxy Note phablet (phone/tablet) last week. I had a hard time deciding between an iphone and this one as I am used to Apple products, too. The phone has the Google Play Store for apps. I assume it is the same with the tablet as they are both Samsung Galaxy products... But I could be wrong (it's been known to happen).
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The above is correct. Just about any Android tablet (Kindle fire being an exception, since it's not stock Android) will use the Play Store for apps. Very similar to the iTunes equivalent.
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Thank you for the replies. I'll check out the website tonight.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:42 PM   #27
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What is everyone's recommendation between all of these if you mainly want to use it for Face Book, email and general web surfing??
Kindle Fire. For the price it's a steal. For apps you hit the link at the top of the home page to select apps, then store. They offer one free daily.

I bought the original model last Feb and it's without a doubt the best money I've ever spent.

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