I had an iPad 2 and my daughter assumed ownership last Christmas. Step-son got my wifes. We finally got tired of not having one and picked up a pair of Mini's. I absolutely love it. To me the size is absolutely perfect. I never thought of the iPad being to big until I used this guy. What really makes the biggest different is the weight. The lighter weight really makes a big difference in longer usage periods. Bought it to use for couch surfing sans notebook, gaming, and to use as a remote. Downside. It seems a bit slow. In some games it seems to stutter and just run slow compared to my iPhone 5. I'm betting that will be fixed in the fall.