"Expensive tablet but that's Apple!"3.0 starson by harleyy2
Pros: MUCH lighter
No Retina Display
Lightning Charging Port
Summary: The very first time you hold the iPad Mini is amazing because of how light it is. Just like the iPhone 5 is lighter than previous generations, the light weight on this pretty much sells you automatically. The price is a joke but that's Apple. I like my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7" a lot more because it's much cheaper and because Android is just much better (my opinion). It also has a slower processor compared to the 4th gen iPad that just came out (when this was announced). It's stupid how Apple isn't using Micro USB because now people also have to get a lightning charging adapter (which is a pain) but at least they made a converter from Lighting to Micro USB. The cellular option is always nice if you want the internet embedded into the device so you don't have to carry a Mifi around (or just use internet with wifi only...like home, coffee shop, etc).
Overall the iPad Mini is definitely a good buy if you want a lighter weight tablet over the regular 10.1" iPad, no retina display, slower processor and the optional cellular option(s).