(This is an extract from an email to one of my brothers – I am seen as the ‘techie’ of the family!)
It seems that I cannot get an Educational discount on iPads currently. I went to the school link and the prices were the same. Sorry! I am however happy to advise!
Basing 1GB per film, it is worth considering actually how much GB you actually need – in my opinion, it is incredibly overpriced for what it is, and none of us really do vastly exteed stays away from home, but it depends how you will use your iPad.
I have an app on my iphone called Air Video, and this sends any film on my computer to my ipad/iphone. It streams it wirelessly, so costs no money, and also saves me using up GB space on my iPad. The app costs about £3. An extra 16GB on an iPad – £80.
I have managed fine with wifi. The way to consider this one is to consider all the places you might need the internet on it when you are NOT within range of a wifi signal. This will be diffeent for all of us, but for me, it was the occasional time I was on the train, and the occasional night away – not enough to justify roaming charges!
IPad 3/ iPad 2
No major difference unless you count pixel size. Se below:
The picture on my original ipad is very good, the ipad2 even moreso, but you would be advised to look for yourself and see if you would appreciate the difference; if you think the extra £70 is worth it or not.
Something I wouldn’t dismiss straight away – my white iBook was a refurb – it was essentially new, no marks or scratches at all ,in fact the only difference we could find was that it didn’t have the commercial shiny white box – it came in boring old cardboard, just with a 20% discount. Do have a look at the link below:
There might be something which catches your eye.
I can’t make the decision for you, but am really happy to advise. The key is to really consider where and how you might use it, and work back from there. I LOVE my iPad, but have ended up using it for specific tasks – it is just very hard to predict what your tasks will be!
What have you got? What are you tempted to buy? Please share below!