"Fills a niche in the Apple ecosystem"4.0 starson by kenrick--2008
Pros: At 308 grams, the iPad Mini is really easy to hold in one hand. The keyboard is large enough to type easily (hunt and peck or with two thumbs). It is great for use with AppleTV and as a reader, where the larger iPad needed to be rested on something.
Cons: Resolution is adequate from 18 inches (45 cms) but when reading text at 10 inches (25 cms) you are aware of the pixels.
Summary: The Mini is large enough and light enough to be comfortable for reading online books and magazines. I would have liked a retina display but not if it meant a heavier tablet. If you already have an iPad and can afford to have a separate reader, the Mini is ideal for you. If you are looking for a lighter laptop substitute, stick to the iPad.