1. zerrisk's Avatar
    I have both the first generation iPad mini (64 gb) and a Nexus 7 (16 gb) 2013 edition.

    I recently got the mini for $250 and am comparing them side by side. This is mainly for school books, PDFs, and power points. I am not sure which I should keep.
    I am liking both, there are some pros and cons with each that I notice for myself - personal issues really with both. This is my first tablet.

    Anyone have advice?
    02-26-2014 04:17 PM
  2. YAYTech's Avatar
    You have both, so you should be able to play with them & decide. Specs-wise, the Nexus 7 wins hands-down, other than storage space.
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    02-26-2014 04:22 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It may come down to which app ecosystem works better for you. And I agree with YAYTech, the storage space may also be important, depending on what you do with your device.
    02-26-2014 04:57 PM
  4. zerrisk's Avatar
    I mainly stream videos from Netflix / YouTube and surf the web. Occasionally, I will read books and power points for school.

    I learned to be conservative with space with an iPhone 4s 16 GB. (Which I plan to upgrade to an GS5.)
    02-26-2014 07:11 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    The 16 GB 2013 N7 should be totally fine for that, and significantly cheaper as well.
    02-26-2014 07:18 PM
  6. brosko's Avatar
    I think the 16 GB is more than enough. I use drop box for all my photos and files that way everything is on the cloud. This frees up space on the device mainly for apps.
    02-26-2014 07:27 PM
  7. YAYTech's Avatar
    The Nexus 7 has a MUCH better quality and resolution screen for viewing videos, etc. The iPad Mini has a hair larger screen, but with a much lower resolution/PPI. It's not going to look at smooth & pleasant as the better than 1080p screen on the Nexus.
    02-26-2014 07:33 PM
  8. zerrisk's Avatar
    The 16 GB 2013 N7 should be totally fine for that, and significantly cheaper as well.
    Yeah, I got the mini for 250$ so it's not an issue of price, just experience.

    @YAYTech, I am loving the screen of the Nexus - it's gorgeous, albeit wide, but I guess it just takes getting used to!
    02-26-2014 11:13 PM
  9. mikemike162012's Avatar
    For me I prefer the Nexus 7 on the go because it is smaller but the iPad screen is much more efficient.
    02-27-2014 11:50 PM
  10. physioprof's Avatar
    The first generation iPad mini screen is garbage compared to Nexus 7 2013.

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    02-28-2014 07:44 AM

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