I thought I would share my initial opinions about the new Retina iPad mini display. I am comparing it to the current iPad Air. 1. DPI. No obvious difference to me despite the higher dpi on the mini. Compared to Air, it looks (obviously) just as crisp and defined but since the larger variant is already of such a high resolution, I am not surprised that the difference is negligible. 2. Contrast is just as nice as Air. Deep, inky blacks and no signs of backlight bleeding. 3. Tint. There is some very minor yellow tint near bottom half of display. Otherwise, the screen is uniform - much more so than the Air. 4. Colour saturation. I had seen another user mention that his mini retina had "washed out colours" and I too see this. Without the aid of a colorimeter, I cannot speak definitively about this panel but the color gamut is definitely not improved over the previous mini (or marginally). Compared to Air, the reds on mini are more of a dark orange. The green iMessage logo on Air has an almost neon look, on the mini it is much more muted. I'm disappointed that the color reproduction appears unchanged over the first model. All in all, a big bump in resolution but the other panel characteristics, notably color gamut, appear largely unchanged.