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The best tablet for back to school

  • My new college told us that we need a tablet and they recommend the iPad for compatibility and available apps. They suggested I get the Mini for portability reasons; but I've been thinking about the Air. I don't know if the Mini would be as good to read textbooks on as the Air. I learn something new every time I listen to your show. What do you think?
  • The price difference between the iPad Air and the iPad Mini is only around $100, so unless you are strapped for cash, I would go for the iPad Air. The iPad Air's screen is 9.7 inches versus 7.9 for the Mini. They both have a beautiful retina display, so why not see it on a larger screen? As far as storage goes, you will want to get at least 32 GB since you will be downloading textbooks, lectures and other apps. Next, you will want to decide if you should get a Wi-Fi only or get the cellular connection. Most classrooms will have Wi-Fi, so you should be covered there. If you have a smartphone, you could also set up the phone to be the iPad's wireless hot spot.




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