I hate to sound like one of those indecisive dweebs, but I really can't decide. Thing is, mini is the perfect ebook reader, tv and movie player, music player, personal organizer. It's also great for web browsing, but for really extended web browsing and extensive reading on the internet, which I do a great deal.......just in this one area, it comes up a bit short. All the panning and zooming is tiring. My ipad 4 conversely is great for web browsing but just overkill for the other stuff. Plus the minis form and light weight is infectious and addictive. My 4 seems to get heavier all the time with the mini around. It's frustrating cuz I like the small size and it works well with everything except web browsing. But the thing is, out of all the activities mentioned, that is the one I do most. I very rarely watch any tv show or movie, but darn it, I think is absolutely perfect for tv and movies. I mean, the really really sweet spot. I thought the 4 was great for that, but no the mini far better. Can't explain it, I just think its great for movies, the absolute perfect size, one inch bigger would be unnecessary, however one inch less would be too little. I used to love my 4 as a reader but now it just feels too big and overbearing to use for ebooks. The mini is the size of a book......perfect. 4 is more the size of a size of a magazine and a fairly heavy one, though I always use a stand for my 4. Wish I cud keep both but I'm a broke mf. I need the money for straight up food, no joke. Not some vacation, or party or grand adventure.......just food.