I sold my iPad 3 to get the iPad Mini and overall I just love it. I like the lighter weight, the portability, and the general form factor. I find I can type faster on it using my thumbs. I think it's perfect for travel. Mine arrived with a great, sharp screen and no scratches to the aluminum. I got the black/slate model (32 GB). Annoyances--and maybe others of you are/are not experiencing these? 1. For whatever reason I get more fingerprints on the screen than on the larger iPad 3 I owned. Does it have a different coating on the glass (or less coating)? 2. The screen does not seem as responsive. I don't know if it's a problem with my unit, with the smaller size (on-screen buttons are smaller for your finger to hit) or if it's just the way the touch screen is configured but I find I sometimes have to tap things more than once to get them to respond. This is annoying when trying to clear a previous search in the App store. 3. It is slower to start up apps (I expected that due to the older processor) but I have experienced several crashes of apps as well. Is that due to the older processor or amount of ram? 4. The stereo speakers are nice but no match for the very nice dual speakers on my Kindle Fire HD. They strike me as louder than the single iPad speaker however. Overall I'm glad I bought the Mini even though it is a little step backward hardware wise from the iPad 3. I think I will actually use the mini tablet more than the one I sold. I am a teacher and can also see this smaller iPad being very appealing to school districts due to the lower cost and size.