I am a university student who is still stuck with the original iPad. I use it mainly for reading university textbooks, occasional web browsing and playing the occasional game. However, the device no longer cuts it, it crashes very often and the lack of Facetime camera is quite annoying. I was thinking about purchasing the iPad mini this season but later I was made aware of Wal-Mart's Black Friday iPad 2 deal that makes it slightly cheaper than the iPad mini. I was curious about the board's opinions on this predicament. The mini and the 2 are the only options I am considering, as I am on a college student's budget. I have no problem with my original iPad's screen (while I wish it was more portable), so the lack of retina display is not a big deal for me. So what does the board think, iPad 2, or iPad mini? Also slightly off-topic, one of the only games I play is Magic: Duel of the Plainswalkers 2013. Has anyone tried this game on the Mini? I am curious on the playability of a game like this, due to the mini's screen size. This is a factor in my purchase.