Go with the Mini. I recently held an Air and, while very light and nice, is still what I'd call unwieldy. Not feasible for one-handed use in most situations and for extended periods. All of the night I was wondering and worried about which iPad to get, and upon browsing with the Air for a bit, I've realized that if you are in doubt, it's best to just go with the Mini. If you have no doubts at all then the Air is perfect for you, but seriously, if you have any doubts at all just ask yourself this question: If Apple had the Air and Mini out on the same day, which one would you get? Starting a thread on this because the question comes up too often and this solution is just the best one.