Thought about a quick update on my own thread ...;-)
Came back from visit my mom in South America and boy! ... I love the mini! As ereader device and portable tablet, is very nice!
We enjoy the mini during our overnight trip a lot. We watched two Amazon Prime movies offline, I used it as ereader device in Miami when changing planes, and took few pictures in Colombia when my DSLR was not handy. I had a blast.
Yeah, not same resolution as the iPad3, but it's actually more crisp with PDFs than the iPad2. But not so small than my previous Nexus 7 or Galaxy Tablet.
Great battery and so portable but easy to read and see that I just gave my iPad3 to my wife.