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Old 01-04-2013, 05:46 PM
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I'm evaluating to buy an used iPad only to play. Which model do you suggest? Of course I'm not interested in 3G connection.
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:48 PM
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Get an iPad 4 if you really wanna do some heavy gaming on it.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:33 PM
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I'm evaluating to buy an used iPad only to play. Which model do you suggest? Of course I'm not interested in 3G connection.
if u don't care about price, i think crex really hits the point, no doubt ipad 4 would be the best model
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:56 PM
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if u don't care about price, i think crex really hits the point, no doubt ipad 4 would be the best model
Well, there is no doubt about that. But there probably are no used models out there for sale. That's why in this case, the new ipad (3) might be the best option. You might be able to find a used one for up to $300 less than an ipad 4. For that much of a price difference, it is probably worth it. There are only a handful of titles that are optimized for the ipad 4. Out of 6000 games on my new ipad, only one, Nova 3, Seems to run a huge difference right now. Wild blood, nfs most wanted, shadowgun deadzone run really well now on the new ipad after updates.

Try to find a new ipad for $300 less than an ipad 4. But of course, if you want the latest and greatest get the ipad 4 definitely.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:13 AM
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Well if you need productivity then you could go ipad 2, but gaming is so much abut processor/ram you need an ipad 4.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:32 AM
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Well, there is no doubt about that. But there probably are no used models out there for sale. That's why in this case, the new ipad (3) might be the best option. You might be able to find a used one for up to $300 less than an ipad 4. For that much of a price difference, it is probably worth it. There are only a handful of titles that are optimized for the ipad 4. Out of 6000 games on my new ipad, only one, Nova 3, Seems to run a huge difference right now. Wild blood, nfs most wanted, shadowgun deadzone run really well now on the new ipad after updates.

Try to find a new ipad for $300 less than an ipad 4. But of course, if you want the latest and greatest get the ipad 4 definitely.
I'd say your advice is right-on there. I'd go with that if I was in his situation now for sure.
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:35 AM
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The iPad 4 is a nice step up but I must say that I play (and keep most off) my games on the ipad 2 as its 64 gb are filled to the brim and they all run very smooth, theres virtually no game that the ipad 2 runs choppy at this point so if retina display isnt a necessity you certainly could do worst than an ipad 2.

So far the only games Ive had the need to put on the 4 are those who need ios6 to run and while the retina display and bump in performance is great it doesnt take away the more than competent performance of the ipad 2.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:04 AM
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Yes but the A5 is getting a tad dated. If money is no object then the iPad 4 will both last the longest and provide a noticeably smoother and prettier gaming experience.

An iPad 2 will probably last you another year before you notice things getting pretty slow.

An iPad 3 is a tad trickier; retina is beautiful but the device is underpowered. You'll typically be getting worse performance than the iPad 2.

An iPad 1 is out of the question, so really it boils down to price and longevity, the iPads 2 & 4: do you want a cheaper model that lacks some features and won't last you as long or do you want to lay down double that amount and get a faster, prettier iPad that'll being the playing field for quite some time?
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:22 AM
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A refurbished/used iPad 4 if you can find one, a new iPad 4 if you can't. I am told the difference to an iPad 2 or an iPad 3 is noticeable, if you are going to be playing games. It's not noticeable if you aren't using it for games (eg just for internet, watching TV, email), but you say you'll be mainly playing games so I would have thought the iPad 4 would be worth it.

Saying that, my iPad 2 still works just fine, but I'm sure they'll be more and more games in the near future that don't support the iPad 2. But then again there's a massive back catalogue of iPad games, if you're not worried about playing the latest stuff with the best graphics an iPad 2 would probably do.

You want a 64GB one of whatever version you choose if you're going to be playing a lot of games - my iPad has had more than 32GB of games on it since very soon after I bought it.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:26 AM
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May I put in a word for my iPaddy bitty? The pixel density is sharper than on the 2, and I find the nearly non-existant bezel to be great for playing games with virtual joysticks, for instance. You can comfortably hold it in one hand, in any position for as long as you like. I dunno, I don't know if This is strange, but when I used my gf's ipad 2, I always held it up. Basically with one hand. Fatigued my wrist to say the least, not to mention having to contort my fingers to reach the controls sometimes. Now I have a cover thingy for my ipad mini that has a wrist strap on the back, which is handy for totin around.

Also, IMO, games with tilt-based controls are much easier to use on a mini then a 2 or 3.

Really, the biggest thing is the bezel...it barely has one on the sides (if you hold it in portrait mode).

I guess that doesn't matter if your using an iCade though, and the fact that it comes with ios 6 installed sucks.
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