I saw videos, read about the specs, and endured the lengthy debate about how wonderful the new Nexus 7 is. I finally made it to Best Buy tonight, and decided to compare my iPad Mini with the new Nexus. The Nexus was frozen, and after my futile efforts, one of the salesman came over to get it working again. It took about five minutes, and I videotaped it with my Mini (still debating whether or not to upload that to YouTube). In short, my wife and I weren't impressed. The text seemed a bit smoother, but the screen is small, and not any different than the other 7" Android tablets we've owned and abandoned. I went to MSN.com on both devices, just to see if the Nexus loads pages any faster, and they were tied. If we hadn't wasted time trying to get the Nexus' unfrozen, I would have gone to The Verge, etc. Here's the pic I took with my $20 Samsung cell phone: http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a80/PHEAA/minivsnexus72_zps9e7a5741.jpg The Nexus had smaller text, a blue tint to the screen, and lacked the Sign In options, etc seen on the Mini. The Nexus had thinner text, although I don't know why. We scrolled through the Android extravaganza, and had that same old feeling that led us to iOS about 6 months ago. I decided to compare the Mini with the iPad 2, and the iPad 2's screen was a disappointment. The text was heavily staircased compared to the Mini, and we zoomed in on the Mini's text to make a fair comparison. The iPad 2 was not zoomed, and the Mini is on the bottom: http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a80/PHEAA/MinivsIpad2_zps76904d6e.jpg The iPad 2's screen also had a blue tint, and all three devices were at maximum brightness. I didn't cherry pick photo's, and these were the only two taken. I was expecting more "WOW!" even with the Nexus 7's smaller screen, but.... If a Retina Mini comes along, I'll have to take a look before deciding whether or not to return the second Mini I bought last week (we have 60 days at Best Buy ). ***I'm not looking to knock the Nexus 7, debate Android vs iOS, or tell someone they were conned into buying the Nexus. I did this because I've seen a lot of talk, but very little in the way of side by side video or picture comparison. P.S. I included the URL's to each photo underneath the pic, so you can view it in a separate window.