I finally made up my mind about which iPad i wanted to return. In the end the rMini went back home to the Apple Store. I liked the lighter weight but the Air is a better device for my needs and outside of the house I dont notice the weight differences at all. In fact, I would regularly hold the iPad mini with two hands right up to my face reading text and stuff. Plus the Air is so immersive it makes me not want to use my computer at all.