Originally Posted by Synamon
I bought both the mini and the retina iPad, so I could try them and decide which I wanted. I kept the mini for myself and gave the regular iPad to my husband. The mini is perfect for reading, surfing the web, scanning forums and blogs, keeping up with email, etc. I really like how much screen space is packed in such a small, light package.
Never got around to finding an iPad mini to check out the screen, but I do like that Apple uses a 4 to 3 ratio rather than a 16 to 9 or 10 used by most 7" tablet manufacturers. The 4 to 3 ratio gives you a wider page in portrait when reading. I wished they had used a similar ratio on the new iPhone rather than 16 to 9.