5/28/10
1:38 pm

Forum Question: Which iPad? 3G or just wifi?

Any strong arguments for the 3G version over the plain wifi?

Any, how much room does an movie or book take up? Games?

I’ve got a good handle on how much photos/music/normal apps will take. Most docs I’d access would be out on Dropbox, so documents are not a space issue.

Deciding on which iPad to buy…

— Michelle

Comments: 5 Responses to “Which iPad? 3G or just wifi?”

    5/28/10 @ 1:39 pm

    The choice should be pretty clear between 3G and Wifi-only. If you need to use your iPad on the go and get good AT&T coverage, then 3G. Otherwise, Wifi.
    As for space, documents won’t take up much. Movies can be 1 or 2 GB. But how many movies do you want to have on the iPad at once?

    Michelle
    5/28/10 @ 1:47 pm

    Wouldn’t use it TOO much for on the go. Maybe for a trip here or there. But even then, wouldn’t be surfing the web all that much. More likely to use the 3G to access Dropbox. Okay (security-wise) to use hotel wifi on iPad to gain access to Dropbox?

    Maybe 3-4 movies, 2-5 books, 1GB of photos, 10GB of music, maybe a couple games. Not worried about a ton of apps.

      5/28/10 @ 1:49 pm

      If you’ve got 10GB of music, then probably look at the 32GB at least.
      As for accessing Dropbox via public wifi. I think Dropbox is secure/encrypted. Check their website for details on that.

      Michelle
      5/28/10 @ 1:50 pm

      In other words, 32GB is a definite. It’s just down to the wifi or 3G.

    Michelle
    5/28/10 @ 1:51 pm

    Yep. Dropbox does use 256 encryption.

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