Well dear readers... After my rant about the price of an iPad mini and my perceived rip-off that the price and specs represent, I decided to head to a store to buy a Nexus 7. Here's where the fun begins... In the store (I won't mention it's name for fear of defmamation but it's a large electronics retailer in the UK) all the models of tablets were on display and powered up for demonstration... except the Nexus. I asked the assistant to switch it on for me but after six attempts he couldn't get it to connect to the store wifi. Another assistant was called and they eventually managed to log the thing in. Even after that, the device had a weak signal and loading any content let alone looking at the way the machine operates was completely unthrilling. I left the shop empty handed. Today I popped into my local apple store just out of curiosity. I left with a black iPad mini and here's my honest, warts and all review from a previous devoted doubter... It is glorious. The screen is crisp and clear despite what people are saying about it in comparison with the retina model. It is fast, no lag whatsoever and after playing graphics heavy games like Infinity Blade and Real Racer it is not disappointing in the slightest. On top of that I am relieved that "it just works". Seamless set-up and icloud integration as usual with apple products and very good wifi signal on my sometimes patchy router at home. I would recommend this little beauty to anyone!