Hey there, I'm planning to gift my girlfriend a tablet - and I need to decide between the iPad mini and Nexus 7 2013. They're both costing me roughly the same amount ($250). I want to go for the iPad for the following reasons: - The build is just amazing. The premium feel is just great. - My girlfriend isn't a techie/geek. She's not going to need the customisation options that you get on Android. In fact, iPad is pretty much going to be a simpler and better experience for her. BUT - The specs aren't so nice. Nexus 7 runs on 2 GB of RAM vs the iPad mini's 512 MB. I know Apple optimizes iOS and it won't lag. But 1-2 years into the future - won't the iPad mini show signs of obsoleteness much faster than the Nexus 7? Basically - I want the iPad mini, but I also want it to last a good amount of time. I'm on the upper limit of my budget here so I can't really switch to a better iPad. Should I still go for the mini, or is the Nexus 7 truly a better choice?