I bough a mini on sunday at best buy to play around with it. I have an ipad3 and a nexus 7, and my wife also has an ipad3. The mini is ok -- she likes it a lot -- but i think its a bit too slow with its outdated 512k ram. The screen's ok, the lack of retina doesnt bother me. I just feel that six months from now it'll be updated with a faster processor, more ram, and retina for the same price and i dont want yo be screwed again by apple like the ipad 4 update. Plus i really think the nexus serves my purpose for now and will most likely get the mini 2.