Originally Posted by holymadness
Seems like people like it quite a lot, with the caveat of the screen. Probably worth it to wait and hope for a 2x retina screen in 2013. Interestingly, because they're driving that lower-resolution screen, the iPad mini internals have benchmarks equal or superior to the iPad 3. That bodes well for OS updates. Battery life is also exceptional: a full 3 hours more than the best 7" tablet competitor.
You believe that American technology blogs are engaged in a conspiracy to protect Apple's bottom line by falsely giving its products positive reviews?
I believe that all professional blogs (run by publishing companies) engage in a bit of positive spin on their reviews... for a variety of reasons. That is why I dismiss most of those reviews and look to sites like this for the real scoop (and why I ignore anyone who simply parrots what they read on those blogs)