Okay so some details: I had a 16GB WiFi White iPad Mini, jailbroken on 6.1.2. I had the digital AV adapter, a bluetooth keyboard, folio case. I had a lot of games on it, some music apps, XBMC and lots of added features. I ended up selling it today for $345 and spent an extra $60 plus some change to get a Note 8.0. I'm in the transitional stage and here's what I can say so far: This is the real competitor for the iPad Mini. Not the Nexus 7. While it's true that the Nexus 7 held price advantages over the Mini... You have to understand, it didn't do that because it could do it, it did it because it's necessary for Google to do it. The #1 argument people use when getting a Nexus 7 is "why would I spend an extra $130 on that?" or "I could get two Nexus 7's for that price.." Yeah you could.... But you can't add those two Nexus 7's together and get the performance I got out of my iPad Mini OR this Note 8.0. As a former Nexus 7 owner, I'm more equipped to make that judgment than any Nexus 7 owner who hasn't owned all three. Ranking for me: Note 8.0 > iPad Mini > Nexus 7. I also feel like the Note 8.0 is 100% worth the cost premium over the Nexus 7. It feels better, performs better, has a rear facing camera, has loads of better features and it's definitely more future proofed. Vanilla updates on demand isn't going to somehow give the N7 more ram which was my one BIG complaint. I constantly had FC's and slowdown when I had more than 5-6 apps running in the background. Using a task manager/killer was almost necessary on that tablet and I could never go more than 6-7 hours without restarting to 'refresh' its speed. So ask away. I intend on putting it through my normal rounds: Videos, games, multi tasking, emails, browsing, etc. Feel free to ask questions or requests.