If you're going to be using your iPad on you're table or lap, you're probably better off with Air. If you're going to using your iPad almost exclusively as a bed device or something that you only ever hold in your hands, you're probably better off with the rMini. If you tend to both hold your device and use it on a table, then you're still probably better off with the Air. If weight is an issue when holding the Air in bed, try holding it in landscape mode with both hands and use the split keyboard for typing (great when you get used to it). Over the years I've also gotten in to the habit of ripping off my Smart Cover when I'm holding it. Making holding the device a much better experience. My advice is to also really think twice about putting a bulky case on the device. I strongly advise not doing this if you plan on holding it. These are the conclusions I've come to after using all iPads since the iPad 2, including the Air, mini and now the rMini. As always, YMMV.