2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 6, 2014 5:42 AM by Whywutt
ellankavi Level 1 (0 points)



I read a lot of scientific journal articles (PDF documents).

I might also, occassionaly, like to scribble some notes.


I would like to know if I could comfortably use the iPad MINI Retina for these purposes.


I've searched online for this topic and I've not yet gotten a satisfactory reply. I've seen

the iPad MINI in a shop but am not sure if its screen size is too small for reading/hand-writing.


Any advice on this topic would be most appreciated.



MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • varjak paw Level 10 (169,815 points)

    You'll probably never find a satisfactory reply on line since this is really a personal decision, depending in part on your eyesight. I find the mini's screen to small for detailed reading. Even the full-size iPad's screen is none too large, but it's at least adequate for me. But I know others who find the mini's screen sufficient. I'd suggest that if at all possible you spend some time in an Apple Store or iPad dealer and decide for yourself.



  • Whywutt Level 2 (150 points)

    My advice would be if you can't make the call in-store by trying both devices, buy the iPad Mini, use it for a week or two. If you're not happy, take it back to Apple with 14 days for a no quibble swap to an iPad Air. (I think the return policy is 14 days)???