Original iPad vs Kindle Fire

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Adenney23

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I know there are multiple sites that compare and contrast the iPad vs Kindle Fire. However, I am wanting to compare for a specific purpose. I know the resell value of my original iPad (32gb wifi only) is about to severely drop with the iPad 3 coming out. I use my iPad for almost strictly ebooks (usually through the Kindle App) and occasional web browsing. I have some productivity apps, but rarely use them. I use my iPhone 4 for most of my emailing, which id the only work-related task I need on the go. I have the opportunity for a free Kindle Fire, and I am wanting to upgrade my HP to a MacBook Pro soon with the money I make from my selling my iPad. Would this be a wise or stupid mistake? Thank you for your advice.
 

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Since the Fire is free, why not try it and if you'd rather spend more, then sell that to partial finance an iPad 3.

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Adenney23

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Thanks for everyone's response. I decided to sell my iPad and go with the Kindle Fire. It does everything I need it to once I compared what I actually use the iPad for and what it does versus the Kindle Fire. Thank you for your responses.
 

riffdex

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Im wondering how cheap ill be able to get an iPad 1 after the iPad 3 is released. Id love one just for checking email and reading ebooks but im a cheapskate, and i also have no need for any of the extra features offered in the iPad 2 (or at least not willing to pay the higher cost for these features) and unless iPad 3 has some really amazing unexpected features im sure ill be fine with the iPad 1. Since i got my iPhone i rarely even use my computer anymore but one of the main problems i have is using my phone to check email bc it is too small and i haven't even attempted to read ebooks more than a few minutes on the phone, i just gave up on that idea. I figure its mostly speculation at this pnt but anyone have an idea what used iPads will be going for after iPad 3 comes? What do original products usually sell for when the 3rd gen one is released? Im hoping to spend like $150 max for an iPad 1 (this is next year after iPad 3 comes) but maybe im being too optimistic?
 

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Setting craigslist posts for a 16gb wifi at $350. Would agree that $150 for this unit in mint condition would be tremendous.

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riffdex

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Now now i didn't say anything about mint condition... Im a cheapskate remember (; But i don't think $150 is too farfetched... Since iPhone 4S release iPhone 3GS currently going for about $150 on ebay w/o contract... Originally was $600 unsubsidized but now $150. Thats the 2 models ago version of the iPhone so it is comparable to iPad imo. Compared to the iPad 3 im sure the original iPad will seem like a 3GS as its missing a lot of the newer features etc that im sure the iPad 3 will have. As i said im not looking for mint condition so maybe ill get a good deal on one that is in "fair" condition. I may be willing to go up to $200, i guess it just depends on how bad i want it vs am i willing to wait a few more months to save a few bucks. :)
 

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Now now i didn't say anything about mint condition... Im a cheapskate remember (; But i don't think $150 is too farfetched... Since iPhone 4S release iPhone 3GS currently going for about $150 on ebay w/o contract... Originally was $600 unsubsidized but now $150. Thats the 2 models ago version of the iPhone so it is comparable to iPad imo. Compared to the iPad 3 im sure the original iPad will seem like a 3GS as its missing a lot of the newer features etc that im sure the iPad 3 will have. As i said im not looking for mint condition so maybe ill get a good deal on one that is in "fair" condition. I may be willing to go up to $200, i guess it just depends on how bad i want it vs am i willing to wait a few more months to save a few bucks. :)
ummm, if your willing to spend $200, why buy a used old iPad when you can buy a new kindle fire that will do what you want and it has a higher resolution and it's new plus more useable size.
 

riffdex

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Why buy an Apple (no pun intended) when i can buy an orange for the same price? Because i don't want an orange. :)

You said the size is more usable... More usable for me would mean bigger screen, so imo iPad beats kindle on size. My whole point in wanting a tablet is bc my iPhone is too small. I want a tablet with the same OS, same apps, same infrastructure, same everything, just with a larger screen. Android is a fine OS, but i do prefer iOS.
 

lemoon

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yeah, since the Kindle fire is free, I think get the Kindle Fire and update to the MacBook Pro is a good choice. :)