A little background: I am about to enter my third year of medical school where I will be in the hospital all the time. I kind of want a tablet so I can look up references, take notes, read if I have down time, maybe patient education, etc. I have an original Kindle Fire now. I put a "normal" version of android on it so it works ok. Somewhat slow.. but the biggest problem is it is heavy. Carrying that around all day in my pocket will kill me (when I already will have stethoscope, tuning fork, reflex hammer, phone, etc). Another issue is that I am broke. Tuition is 50K a year and I am getting married in a few weeks.. 1. If I get the iPad Mini will I regret not going for the retina? I can get the iPad Mini used or refurbed for pretty cheap whereas the retina is basically full price still. 2. Is the iPad Mini worthwhile over something like a Nexus 7? (I know you guys are biased) 3. If anyone has experience using a tablet for what I want, how did it go? Is it worth the expense? Any input at all is welcome. Thanks!