- Aug 28, 2003
I stopped by the Apple Store to check out the Rmini and my reaction on picking it up was "meh". It's allure originally was how thin and light it was compared to the 3rd/4th gen iPad's. While the new mini sure is beautiful, I could tell off the bat that it felt a little thicker. Now that the full sized iPad is thin and light, it is less compelling to get a mini unless you truly need that small size. I put it down literally 30 seconds after picking it up and was very happy I bought an Air. I certainly don't think many users should consider having both (like I was) because now it is just a smaller version of the Air. If you prefer smaller tablets though, you can't go wrong with the Rmini. I forgot to check the store models for image retention but I'd bet that's an issue in a small percentage of sales.