ok last year model however i haven't had any Mini (1) or Airs before, just the Ipad3 i find it wonderful don't notice any gamut problem (most likely is there, but to me that's good enough) screen size, too small = reading the constant scream and tears on the net i was like omg what a tiny machine so horrible to use might this be ? ok i went 2-3 times to the shops, but always saw it quickly, now at home, with all the time of the world, i really DONT miss 1-2-3-4 more inches this form factor is perfect UNLESS you might want a bigger thing to put on a table (flat, face up) and eventually draw or do similar things. i'm loving it. thank you for the BIG discount Mr Cook!!!