"A mini revelation."4.0 starson by Meni
Pros: Very light. Great size for casual consumption. Very portable. Fast. Buttery smooth OS. Impeccable build quality/design. Huge native app selection. Surprisingly capable rear facing camera. Did I mention that it's light?
Cons: Screen DPI a touch low. Harsh diamond cut edges. A bit tricky to hold vertically at times.
Summary: After 2 weeks with the iPad mini I can say with confidence that it's in most ways the best iPad yet. Why? Well since tablets are on the whole still used mostly for casual consumption, the mini's ultra light and small form factor perfectly suit the casual need. And what a tablet it is. Exceptional build quality, shockingly light, and with a surprisingly large screen for a small tablet. Software-wise its huge tablet-specific app selection and buttery smooth OS make it every bit as pleasurable to use as a larger iPad. As for the screen, it's bright and sharp. Not as crisp as the full size iPad's Retina display or even the Nexus 7's, but sharp nonetheless. It's sharper than an iPad 1 & 2, and the same DPI as the iPhone 3GS (but on a much larger canvas of course). With pros and cons weighed in, the iPad mini is not only the best iPad, but the best tablet you can buy right now. As for the Android competition, its dearth of tablet apps, stuttery, inelegant OS, and cheep build quality make Google's options a distant second choice at best; this despite the lesser price points. If you're still on the fence about which tablet to buy, I suggest visiting an Apple store and checking one out in person. It's only when held and used that the iPad mini's many strengths can truly be understood.