# random


07/26/2022, 4:57 AM
Anyone using iPad Air or iPad mini 6 ? Need to know opinion on both devices? Comparison? What's its good for and what's it's not ? I've watch serveral videos on this explaining that tha basic ipad model provides the 80% value already and any upgrade is just another 20%. Also the choice of ipad depends on the on which spectrum you are from consumer to pro creator. I am dev who does not do much heavy photo or video editing. All I want is basic media consumption with better note taking and reading experience.


07/26/2022, 6:08 AM
I am using iPad air Mostly for reading And some media consumption


07/26/2022, 6:44 AM
using iPad Air prev gen, I love it. Haven’t used the mini though, so can’t give you a comparison


07/26/2022, 6:53 AM
I use an iPad Mini 6. I use it for writing down notes, and watching netflix, etc when travelling. And for that purpose, it’s excellent and the size is just perfect to fit into the bag and can come anywhere I go.


07/26/2022, 8:36 AM
I bought iPad Air 3 and Apple Pencil thinking I will use it to take notes but tbh it isn't very convenient. If you want something for just media consumption and occasionally writing over PDFs, you can do that with any decent android tablet around 15-20k If you don't mind spending on an iPad then you can snag the lowest end model during the Diwali sale.
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07/26/2022, 10:14 AM
I bought iPad Pro 11 inch + pencil because of same reasons as yours, but it was a stupid idea in hindsight. 1. Reading on the heavy iPad is a pain. If I want to read small articles, I can do it on my phone. If I want to read a book, best to do so on my kindle which is lighter and is easier on eyes and has better battery. If I want to read a long article and take notes, best to do it on laptop so I can type efficiently. So there is no usecase where reading on iPad made sense for me. 2. For media consumption, again, doing it on my phone is much more comfortable since it is lighter to hold. If I want to watch a movie/longer video, maybe iPad is a better choice than phone but laptop is an even better choice since I can change video speed and video position more efficiently. 3. Note taking - Typing on iPad touch keyboard is hard since it is large and iPad is heavy. Typing on phone is way easier. So even a phone beats iPad in note taking. 4. Pencil note taking - Using Apple Pencil to take notes sounds like a great idea, but I can type faster than I can write. Also the typed text is more searchable and portable than the written texts. So taking handwritten notes seemed like a major downgrade to me.
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07/26/2022, 1:45 PM
I thought I was the only one who found iPad's weight troubling. Glad to hear that I am not alone 😅
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07/26/2022, 2:12 PM
Chose iPad mini over air for these reasons. I don’t use it all time, and sure i can do without it, mostly the same set of apps are available on phone or laptop (except for handwriting usecase). I like it still, and that's what it is - a nice to have accessory.


07/26/2022, 3:34 PM
@faint-energy-11966 The only issue I've with Android it that it becomes slower over time. I've a Lenovo tablet with decent spec but it becomes really hard to use after a year. Keyboard tap delay and stuff. Similarly with Samsung and Oneplus phone. Within 2 years they become slow even after clean format. I've been using mac for 4 years and hardly seens any issues with its slowness. Except the buggy software updates. That's what one of the reason I was looking towards iPad. Also, I read alot and was thinking to buy Kindle, but I want to annonate and do stuff which kindle is not made for.


07/26/2022, 3:50 PM
Some new features in iPad will only come to iPads with M1 chip.

Watch this video

. If these features look important, then worth getting the right one.
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07/26/2022, 3:59 PM
@rough-autumn-89795 I am doing all that currently from mobile only. I don't why but its hard to type long messages on mobile maybe because my hand are too big.
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07/26/2022, 7:03 PM
I went for iPad Air over the mini due to the screen size 1. Whiteboard - Small screen size of the mini was quite restrictive when I started using my iPad as a whiteboard during team discussion 2. Secondary display - iPad's can be used as a secondary display for mac(compatible with any mac launched after 2019) using the sidebar feature and having a bigger secondary display is really helpful when working out of cafe But it highly depends on the use case, I would suggest you compare the models at a offline store before deciding
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