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    I am happy with my iPad mini. The perfert size and light weight.
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    At first the display bugged me. But after a while I found myself using it more and more and am used to it. Doesn't bug me at all now. And I have the iPhone 5 and Retina Macbook Pro. I do want to see a Retina Mini and this will do just fine til that comes. Yep. Happy. Digging the size. Now I gotta find a good sleeve because this Mini is gonna stay nekkid.
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    Picked one up at Target today and all I can say is wow. I love my retina ipad 3 but I can definitely see myself using this a lot more. No regrets at all.
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    I picked up an iPad mini this morning from a local guy. They don't have any in store and this one was unopened. I lucked out and got it for $340. Pretty much same price after taxes. Anyway...

    I love it. Very light and TBH the screen is nice.


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    I thought that the mini was well worth the money i cannot fault the mini at all.I use it every day without fail really enjoying the experience with using it
    money well spent in my eyes.I actually use the mini more then i use the 9'7 inch iPad.Its great for reading forums on and surfing the web and checking emails,reading books,playing games,if there is something i'am not so keen on would be watching media on it. I would prefer to use the 9'7 iPad for that sort of thing.
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    When I first got it on release day, I was of course impressed with the lightness and portability. However, I wasn't sure about the typing or the video. The text also seemed blurrier than I remember the IPad 2 being (I now have an IPad 3). However, a week later and my perceptions have changed almost completely. The video seems great - just as good as IPad 3. I am typing quickly and am finding this very useful for quick blogs and emails at work. Granted, the lack of retina is bothering me still as the IPad 3 seems so crisp and sharp. However, I have barely used my bigger IPad since I got the mini. Instead of feeling slightly heavy it now feels like a brick. I have also noted that my mini is quicker to tether, perhaps because I can carry it in my pocket rather than rummaging around in my bag! I always thought I'd use the two devices for separate things - perhaps watching video on the bigger IPad and reading on the mini. It could just be the novelty factor, but I can now see a life without a bigger IPad. It will be a tough decision next year, when the fifth decision IPad comes out, especially if the mini remains retina free.
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    The more I use my mini, the more I love it! The size is perfect!! Was debating ordering an ipad 4 to compare side by side with the mini to see which one I liked best. I've since canceled that notion - keeping the mini for sure! Not missing the ipad 3 I sold at all! When the mini DOES go Retina - it will be KILLER!!!!!
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    Love my Mini!! This is my first iPad, although I have used and tested several iPad2 and 3's in the past. I did not like the weight, and am so glad I waited for the Mini to be released. I recently took a trip and used the Mini to do everything. It was great on the flight watching movies, and I used it constantly at night checking Facebook, the web and email.

    Where I see it being most useful is browsing web and email. I find myself using it while watching TV a lot. I check the web or email during commercials. Watching the news, I can check other commentary on a story I hear that interests me. The device is so light that its easy to hold for long periods of time. And the battery life is amazing!

    The screen is fine, and its really easy to enlarge small text so it looks better. iBooks and Kindle apps have a text size selector, and web pages are easy to magnify by just double-tapping on the page. Movies and videos look great.

    In all, very, very pleased with my little iPad. My iPhone is being relegated to calls and quick trips to town. The Mini is now the device I can't put down...
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    Retina is the only thing I wish it had. It's plenty fast. Love the fact that you can hold it easily in one hand. Even without the retina though, the screen still looks amazing. And you add the black back to it....I love this thing.
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    I suggest that this poll be run again in 6 months to see if there's a difference in opinion once the 'new' wears off. I have an iPad 3 and love it, but I also have a Nexus 7. Therefore, I can't justify buying another 7-8 inch tablet.
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    I loved holding it, compared to my iPad 3 it was so light. I also loved that I could easily pack it in a bag. Overall though I found it difficult to look at the screen after using the iPad 3 and returned it. Hopefully it is improved soon, as I loved everything except actually looking at the screen.
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    Very happy.
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    I am very happy with it. I use it much more than my full sized retina iPad 3. I can use it for longer periods of time because my hands don't get tired or numb-- I have carpel tunnel syndrome. Also the battery life is just phenomenal. It fits wonderfully in my purse and as soon as the retina version comes out I will be buying it with the cellular built in. I predict it will outsell iPad in the long run.
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    Love my mini. It is my first iPad, and I am extremely happy.

    I mainly use it for Kindle and watching videos. Facetime is much better on this than on my iPhone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LCW View Post
    The more I use my mini, the more I love it! The size is perfect!! Was debating ordering an ipad 4 to compare side by side with the mini to see which one I liked best. I've since canceled that notion - keeping the mini for sure! Not missing the ipad 3 I sold at all! When the mini DOES go Retina - it will be KILLER!!!!!
    I actually did this and was going to keep both. IPad Mini was my choice all the way. I thought the family would be happy with the iPad 4 and I would use it too. However, I was not using it and my family yesterday ask me if we could send the iPad 4 back and just get another iPad Mini. Went to Best Buy today and picked up another iPad Mini, got online and processed a return for iPad 4 which I will ship back tomorrow. Everyone is happy now with the iPad Mini.

    Like others if and when Apple releases an iPad Mini with retina. I am in! LOL


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    Just sold my iPad 3 and got my 32GB Mini today at best buy. Loving it so far!! Will definitely get the Mini when it goes Retina.


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    Just got my mini today and I'm loving it. I have an iPad 3rd gen and after using the mini that thing feels like a brick. I don't have a problem with the screen resolution books and everything else looks good to me, it's not retina but hey I'm not disappointment at all. So this is what you get when an iPhone and iPad have a baby lol.
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    I didn't think it would be this big of a difference, but for anyone who has used the ipad with retina display, I find it almost impossible to make the switch. It REALLY is dull compared to the retina display screen. That said, ipad mini would be awesome with retina display and I would still use this one to take with me (waiting in line at the movies or other tasks since it is smaller and lighter to carry). I see people on the subway and other places with their ipad and think its a little silly.
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    I just picked mine up from my local Walmart lol. It is small that's for sure lol.
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    Been using my AT&T 64 GB iPad Mini since Saturday and I love it so far.


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    I am very Happy. Although I am trying to only use it for reading books so my other devices don't get neglected.
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    Really happy. Never got used to my wife's ipad. Now that I have the ipad mini I can't put it down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wlctttrue View Post
    I am very Happy. Although I am trying to only use it for reading books so my other devices don't get neglected.
    That was my plan too to use it for that purpose. But mainly planning to replace my ipad 2 with an ipad 4 with LTE. Although I would love an iPad mini now I will hold off for at least the 2nd gen of it. Rarely buy 1st gen of anything.
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    Definitely not happy. The screen is worse than I thought it'd be. It's a blurry mess similar to the first couple of ipads. It was a dealbreaker then, and remains that way.

    I'm not sure how others tolerate it to be honest. Great size and weight, but a crap screen sums it up. Perhaps it's for people who can't see to begin with? It's like going back to watching a VHS tape after seeing a blu-ray.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cardfan View Post
    Definitely not happy. The screen is worse than I thought it'd be. It's a blurry mess similar to the first couple of ipads. It was a dealbreaker then, and remains that way.

    I'm not sure how others tolerate it to be honest. Great size and weight, but a crap screen sums it up. Perhaps it's for people who can't see to begin with? It's like going back to watching a VHS tape after seeing a blu-ray.
    I can see just fine. 20/20 vision here. I have absolutely no issues with my iPad Mini screen at all. It's definitely not a "blurry mess" as you just described. I can read the print just fine in both portrait and landscape mode without zooming. That said, it did take me a day or so to get used to the text compared to the retina display on my old iPad 3, **** that's it. Now that I've had my Mini for awhile, there is no going back to the larger sized iPad, retina or not..... I love my iPad Mini!

    Also, there is simply nothing to tolerate. Either you like the Mini or you don't. For those who don't the answer is simple really, return it! However, the sales figures speak volumes in my book and it is obvious that many, many people love the Mini judging by the number of sales it has had. Heck, most stores can't keep up with the supply and demand for it.....


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