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.
Human brains can only hold so much information. Luckily, we live in an age where computers and the Internet have almost unlimited amounts of memory to help us out.
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