Do you know what's really ironic? My ipad 3, my iPad 2's all render the web at the same speeds, open up documents at the same speeds, open up apps at the same speeds, play games (actually faster on my ipad 2) than the ipad 3, have nearly the same battery life between the two, less heat on the ipad 2 vs the ipad 3, (the ipad 2) is lighter than the iPad 3, uses the same speakers, the same fit and finish too. The only difference is the ipad 3 has retina screen which is a big difference and the fact the cameras on the back and front are significantly better than the ipad 2. So what's the hate with the ipad mini then? It will run the exact same way as your ipad 3! In fact, the cameras are improved (both front and back) and now has siri - plus with the higher pixel density at least you get sort of an ironic upgrade/(or downgrade) in screen performance! Best of all now it's fully portable and lighter weight and cheaper.