more ipad questions

Discussion in 'Budget Board' started by h518may, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. h518may

    h518may Mouseketeer

    Jan 14, 2008
    I am looking into getting an ipad, so DH can have the laptop to write. So I have been trying to decide which one. I have is narrowed down to 3. So give me your opinion on my chooses.

    1. ipad 1 new 16gb for $399 (too save some money)

    2. ipad 1 refurbished 32gb for $429 (for extra memory)

    3.ipad 2 new 16gb for $499 (for the cameraand facetime)

    So do I want for memory or get a few more features with the newer one, I know my son would love the camera feature. We think we are getting him a ipod touch with the camera for his birthday. So we could use the face time with the two.

    I also have a iphone 3gs.

    Any ideas on which to buy.
  2. Magical-Memories

    Magical-Memories Mouseketeer

    Apr 23, 2005
    DH got me a refurb 32 with 3G for Xmas. Love it! (I don't have an iPhone so that's why I wanted the 3G.)

    I think you have to figure out how much storage you may need since I don't believe you can upgrade that.

    I was told that if you download a lot of pictures and movies then you want to go with the 32 or 64.

    Probably not a lot of help I am huh?!

    Good luck....I think whatever you choose you will love it!
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  4. jakoky

    jakoky DIS Veteran

    Nov 26, 2004
    Hi there, i am also planning on getting one very soon...I am lucky, and am using my airmiles to get mine free. Of course, airmiles still doesnt have the ipad 2 on their site, only the ipad 1....I do believe i am going to wait for them to put the new one on and i am going for the 64 GB...I have an ipod touch (32GB) which is great, because i do have tons of room on it...If you plan on putting movies on, they do use up a lot of room, and i would recommend the bigger one...I want to be able to facetime and skype with it when i travel, which is one of the reasons i want the newer one :cool1:
  5. coastiewifern

    coastiewifern DIS Veteran

    Jan 30, 2008
    I just bought one on craigslist today in mint condition. 2 months old 32gb 1st gen with a nice apple case. 10 months of warranty left. I got this for my son so did not want to pay for a 3G plan. There are so many on craigslist because people are wanting to get an upgrade.
  6. mommy2allyandaveri

    mommy2allyandaveri DIS Veteran

    Sep 19, 2006
    I have a 16gb. I have about over 1000 songs and all the harry potter and twilight movies on it. Many apps and lots of books. It's about full. But I feel like it has a lot of space.
  7. MrsJackSparrow4Life

    MrsJackSparrow4Life DIS Veteran

    Jun 20, 2009
    I try to go with the biggest I can afford when it comes to memory and my electronics so I went ahead and got the 64gb model.

    At this point I have used about half of my memory. I have 23 movies, 1 one hour tv show, about 450 songs and about 20 apps/games.

    However you can easily move things on and off the ipad through iTunes, so if you run out of room just take things you don't use off. You can always put them back on later if needed.
  8. jacksmom

    jacksmom DIS Veteran

    Jun 25, 2002
    I was lucky enough to get an iPad 2 today! I got 32 gbt 3g! It is awesome!
  9. tipsytrtle

    tipsytrtle Mouseketeer

    Jan 5, 2008
    best buy has the 1st generation 32gb for 499 only a little more than the refurbished one you are looking at...

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