I've been carrying an iPad mini on release day. At first the screen resolution seemed perfect for me. I sold my iPad 3 the very day I got it. Without noticing, I was zooming to read things, which was fine. I realize that an iPad mini with retina would be the greatest tablet ever! I went out Saturday and grabbed a Nexus 7. The build quality is great, just a hair thicker than my mini. Height wise it's about the same. Width it's about an inch shorter. That's been the hardest part to deal with. Granted you don't lose any screen with the loss. The screen quality is amazing...I don't have to zoom at all to read anything. It's crisp everywhere. Cons: The software....I love Android, I use an S4 daily, but in a tablet it just doesn't seem to have it. It freezes in places. Chrome is having issues on various sites, so I've been forced to Firefox. Battery - It's nowhere near as good. Funny because people on the Nexus forum are excited they are getting a full day on a charge. I chimed in and said how my mini stays charged for up to 6 days.