Forget price for a minute, I honestly don't know what to get. The iPad Mini has an anodized back (if you get black), those curves, and the best part it is small border around it. What I don't like about it is the outdated hardware and no retina display. The iPad 4th generation has A6X, bigger screen, retina display. What I hate about the iPad is the width of the borders (i guess they have to do it for battery and hardware), weight, and maybe its size. I'm honeslty lost, I don't know what to get. After the confrence there was just too much things, ipad, ipad mini, MBPr 13in, iMac, mac mini.