Been debating this with my wife for a bit now. Gift for both of our parents. Would usher them ideally into the postpc era. They have iPhones now. Have used pcs but are totally computer illiterate. I don't think they need pcs any more. The ipad would Become their main computer. Maybe by next Christmas they used it so much we buy them a second so each person has their own like we. I'm immediately drawn to the full size ipad with it intending to be their main computing device. The mini I think works better as a compliment to having a computer. Any additional thoughts on the matter?