Originally Posted by Synamon
Typing is a different experience for me on the two iPads. In landscape I can touch type on the full sized iPad and I'm forced to hunt and peck in portrait. On the mini I two thumb type just fine in either orientation, but find landscape easier and more accurate. I also quite like the dictation option on both iPads and find it works very well. (last sentence "typed" with dictation)
Disclaimer: I wear small men's gloves and someone with very large hands would probably struggle with the mini's keyboard in portrait mode.
I have rather large hands, but find typing in portrait mode on the original iPad quite satisfying, so perhaps typing, at least in landscape mode, wouldn't be so bad on the Mini. Then again, I'm not a touch typist. Maybe I'll just have to drag my butt over to the Apple store and try it for myself.