Hi guys, newbie here. macrumors seems to be a very nice community so i'll be grateful if you guys can offer me some advice. I'm buying a iPad for my mum and these are what she would like to do with it: 1. E-Mails. 2. E-Books and that's about it. She does not need to play games nor watch/stream videos. I've been looking at the refurbished iPad 3, and it seems to be a steal at $379. However, the mini seems to be a much more portable device and easier to hold. That being said, I doubt she would use her iPad much beyond the house. Oh and she has trouble reading so maybe a bigger screen would allow her to view larger text and in an economical way? looking forward to your inputs EDIT: I've decided to go with the iPad, appreciate your inputs!