My first iPad was an iPad 2, that I waited nearly all day in line at an Apple store to get. My wife, who criticized me something terrible for spending $700 on something she didn't think we needed, has taken over nearly exclusive use of the device over the past year. She has turned into a serious gamer on the iPad, who knew I decided it was time for me to get my own iPad, as I literally could never use my iPad 2 as my wife was always hogging it. I ordered an iPad mini, and got it delivered last Friday. Great design, great size, great weight. After using it for a few days though, I came to the conclusion that if I was going to spend money on a new iPad, I wanted to go forward, and that meant getting a Retina screen. So, I took the mini back last night, and now have a beautiful iPad 4 (Black/WiFi/32gb). First thing I noticed about it was it's weight. It's heavy! Not a fair comparison when judging against the mini, but also noticeably more heavy than my iPad 2. However, nothing to be too concerned about, just an observation really. As far as the increased thickness from the iPad 2, I can barely tell when looking at it, and certainly can't tell when holding it (again, weight is the more noticeable thing). Also, I've never been one of the types to be obsessed with getting devices paper thin anyways. I am LOVING the retina screen on this device. It's just beautiful, and really shows off the technology on a 9.7" screen. Another thing, moving from using a mini for a week (exclusively) to a full size iPad, feels like I'm looking at a big screen TV. Really weird at how much larger it feels now. I just ordered the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover as well. Got it for $79 on Amazon (gotta love Prime!). I'm really excited to see how this thing works, and if it can act as a quasi laptop in this configuration. Overall, I'm am very impressed with the new iPad 4, keeping in mind that I'm coming from an iPad 2. The mini was a great device, and will likely be great for millions of people. However, I'm very glad I decided to make the switch and move to the iPad 4.