Full Sized iPad vs. iPad Mini

I recently bought an iPad Mini. I had an iPad 3 but I found that I wasn't actually getting much use out of for quite a few reasons (will get to that soon). Now having owned two versions of the iPad, I thought it may be helpful to write a review of the two for those who are in the market for a new tablet:

iPad Mini Size Comparison

Go with a full-sized iPad if:
  • You need a big screen
  • You will be using it to replace your laptop
  • You like writing things down and have big handwritingYou are a serious tablet user
Go with the iPad Mini if:
  • You are a light tablet user
  • you have small handwriting and are okay with a smaller screen
  • you plan to use it for mostly reading books and such
  • you want a bigger alternative to the iPhone but don't need an alternative to your laptop
I am in the latter category so I gave my iPad 3 to my mother. She LOVES it for the big screen and plays games on it/watches movies on Netflix all the time. The thing is, I found that for the big stuff, I'd rely on my Macbook. For the smaller stuff, I'd go to my iPhone. My iPad didn't really fit into my ecosystem of getting things done. I use my iPad mini a LOT now because the size makes it so convenient to blog on the go (much better than using an iPhone) but it's not so big and awkward in my hands like the iPad 3 was. 


  1. Great comparison!
    Hope you're having a great Thursday, doll!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  2. Great comparison! I fall into the second category too. I received an iPad Mini free with my car, and to be honest, I probably wouldn't have bought one if I hadn't. BUT I do enjoy having it around for reading books, checking Pinterest, blogging, and playing some games. I also really like how it's easy to hold (securely) with just one hand.

    Sweet Spontaneity

  3. I like the iPad too but like you I like doing almost everything with my macbook too. Great review and how lucky is your mom and how sweet of you.


  4. Awesome review, no matter what i love my full sized iPad :)


  5. I'd love a iPad mini too. Christmas is near :-)
    Coco et La vie en rose / Bloglovin / Facebook

  6. That is a really great review and comparison! :) I am not the biggest Apple fan myself, but sometimes I definitely feel tempted to buy an Apple Ipad! :)


  7. I really like those Apple products !

    Would you like to follow each other ?


    Emily from PTT

  8. Thank you, I am actually considering buying an Ipad and I need to figure out what would be a better choice...I think I might go for the mini one as I hate carrying huge things in my purse!

    Arianna, Nymphashion ♡


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