I generally don't like buying the first generation of products, but the iPad mini is pretty appealing. I read a lot, and the mini would be idea over a regular sized iPad. The only other thing I would do is use the internet, and a few apps. People keep saying the second generation could have retina though. Based on what I'd use it for do you think going for the first generation would be fine? FWIW i still need to get out to an Apple store and look at this.