So i have been thinking about getting a new iPad for myself, family has one, and I have been having a hard time trying to decide if I want the retina mini or the air. The baseline model is enough for me because i do not put music on iPads and only use it for certain apps, safari, netflix, youtube and reading. Also i may add, we have an iPad 2; so Im used to that size iPad and i will admit it does sometimes gets heavy after long period of web browsing, playing games, reading, or even watching a movie. My new main reason to get an iPad though is for reading pdf files for my graduate program; however i am having a hard time trying to decide which one to get. Since i found this iPad air online and its the same price for the retina mini, I'm now in a tough spot. At first i wanted to get the mini because i believe i would like the size better, but i have not viewed pdfs on it, so I do not know how well that works. Both devices would still be in my backpack so portability isn't a issue; the only issue I'm having is which one best performs for school work, but also relax time. To me the air would be better for school, but the mini would be for relax time; however, i have only used the mini in stores; so I could not tell you from a personal standpoint. Any suggestions since i found this deal?