mini tablet help needed for family member.


Senior member
Dec 9, 2005
I'll try to keep this as short as possible. I never ever hear from my Aunt and woke up to find an email from her in my inbox today. Text from the email below.....

I want to ask you something about a Mini IPad. Back at Christmas you had (I think) an IPad and you said that you had a friend that helped you get this and that he also gave you a phone that you threw away (crazy boy). Well I think I’m about to come into the future and I’m thinking about getting a Mini IPad. I still don’t want a phone, can’t afford one, and I don’t want something that is like a computer I already have one and there are times when I’m not sure I can afford that. But today in a meeting we were talking about all the different Tweets, Google+, and different social media options. One girl said she has a favorite for her Pinterest Pin Board and I asked her about it and we were looking at it on her phone. I know I love Pinterest, probably way too much, so I thought I would like to start pinning my favorites and I think I would like to do this on a Mini IPad. I don’t know a lot about the IPad, but I just went online an looked at one that was white, and it said it had a camera and I think that’s about all I would want. If your friend is still around could you see what kind of good/cheap deal you could get for me? See also I don’t know if your mom told you or not, but I am going on a vacation for the first time in many many years and I’m going on a cruise with my friend Cindy Bass. Her brother and his wife have been on a few cruises and they love them. They asked Cindy and her husband to go, but her husband doesn’t want to go so she asked me. I have been saving for a year and still she is paying a portion of this for me. Believe me this bothers me that she is paying for it, so I don’t want to spend a lot on what I would call a toy when I still owe her money for the trip. But I could take this with me and take pictures and read books on the beach or ship.

ok....I purchased a Galaxy S 2 10.1 tablet for my wife....that's what she saw. But I know that they are still around $400ish for one. I don't know SQUAT about Pinterest, so I'm here to ask you all if you could reccomend a tablet that she could use that is cheaper than the Galaxy? It would be very much appreciated...thank you in advance. I'd love to be able to offer my Aunt some good advice/direction, she really deserves this.


Platinum Member
Aug 13, 2005
I think your Aunt is right in that the iPad mini is the best choice for her...especially if it's someone just venturing into technology. $330 and call it a day. Best Buy even has open boxes for ~$300. It'll prevent you from getting any "support emails" in the future too.