I know both of these devices are pretty much alike in their specifications, except Retina has new processor, display and weighs a little more. I just sold my iPad 2 3rd Gen 16GB Retina display. I just don't know which ipad mini to buy? Is it even worth spending more money on the retina? I don't see anything wrong with the original mini. It's not slow or anything. Can't make up my mind, ugh.