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#1 +patseguin

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 18:25

I got my space grey 128GB iPad Air yesterday and love it. It's thin and light like the mini was and it's easy to hold in one hand unlike the previous versions. I'd say it's a worthy upgrade from any of the iPads including the 4th gen. The A7 is lightning fast and the thin design make it the best 10" tablet on the market IMHO.


#2 stevan

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 18:37

Holding this ipad feels much lighter and comfortable than previous version. You can hold it with one arm for extended periods without getting sore. I may be getting this versions.

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 20:51

I am still not sure If I am keeping it or going for the Mini 2. I love my mini but man looking at the retina I can't go back non retina. While I agree the new iPad air is extremely thin and light it still isn't as comfortable as holding the mini.

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 23:48

Definitely not the same as holding a mini but darned close compared to the 3rd and 4th gen. I've been holding it with 1 hand and typing with the other all day and no strain like before.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 00:04

I sold my iPad Retina knowing that there'd be a 5th gen, and seeing that it only weighs one pound and it comes with the same upgrades as the 5s, I got all excited.  :laugh:

 

Imagine this iPad running OS X. I'm so serious right now.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 17:34

I could never return thus full sized tablet, I love it that much. I may still look at the mini for a more portable device. I had a full size and a mini before.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 17:37

I am still not sure If I am keeping it or going for the Mini 2. I love my mini but man looking at the retina I can't go back non retina. While I agree the new iPad air is extremely thin and light it still isn't as comfortable as holding the mini.

 

I'm completely sold on the mini, the iPad Air looks really nice but you just can't beat the form factor of the mini in my opinion, the size is perfect. I use larger iPads at work at they feel horrible to hold, the Air should fix this but still wont be as nice.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 17:55

I sold my iPad Retina knowing that there'd be a 5th gen, and seeing that it only weighs one pound and it comes with the same upgrades as the 5s, I got all excited.  :laugh:

 

Imagine this iPad running OS X. I'm so serious right now.

 

I run OS X on Surface Pro.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 18:30

I run OS X on Surface Pro.

 

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 22:42

I'm getting the iPad Air as soon as I get some money later this month. I had an iPad 2 and have the Mini now, but the full size form factor is what I really like. It being so thin and light makes it perfect for me!



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 00:37

Yeah, the iPad Air looks really nice. It's really the first version that I have seriously considered getting.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 00:56

Yeah it's a night and day difference between it and the previous iterations. I can't recommend it high enough. I've been using it literally all day holding in 1 hand and typing with the other. With my 3rd gen, it's beautiful but heavy,

#13 PhilTheThrill

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 00:59

the best 10" tablet on the market IMHO.

I laughed heartily.



#14 stevan

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:06

I think the Air makes the iPad best tablet on the market.

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:14

It really is nice. I was worried the sides would end up being too thin, leaving your hand to interfere with navigation or something but it really doesn't.

 

Torn between the Mini and full body form now, since I'm getting it for my grandmother. I think she might appreciate the larger screen size if anything.





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