At first i had no interest in the mini, i *heard* the screen was crap and it was being knocked down left and right. But i could not shake the feeling i should check it out. But before i did, i went through 3 other tablets: I had the Nexus 7. Did not like it too much, screen was small and speakers were crap. Play store had decent games but overall, it could not live up to my IP5 3 weeks later i went and got the Nook HD+ 8.9. Too bulky, i thought it was slightly bigger than my old ipad 2! Also i did not like the lag and interface I then exchanged that for the kindle fire HD 3 days later. Better, crisp screen, but hard to root, locked bootloader, ads at the lock screen and just overall ok. But again, it was huge! There was a 1" boarder around the screen that really bugged me. But it got the job done, played my anime MKV's and my 720p movie mkv's with no issue. But again, i just had a little itch i could not scratch. One day in BestBuy i decided to finally try the mini, and holy crap, i fell in love! Ended up calling 5 best buys and exchanging the kindle fire HD for a ipad mini 2 days ago and it was a great choice. Pre loaded some 720p anime mkv's and they run smooth and crisp. Anyone wanting a small tablet should seriously look at the mini.