Five Weeks In: Is The iPad mini Worth It?

When the iPad mini first came out, many of the reviews were quite positive. But Dave Winer of Gizmodo famously wrote:

By the way, this is why the orchestrated reviews of products are often worthless. I invite Mossberg, Pogue or Gruber to re-review their iPad Mini now, a week after their initial reviews, and let us know if they’re actually using it. And if they still think it’s a winner.

Well, I’ve been using my iPad mini this whole time, and put my full sized iPad to the side. The mini is now my go-to device, no hyperbole at all.

What about you? If you own an iPad mini, is it worth it? Still? Let us know in the poll to the right!


  • Ian C.

    Me too … very close to putting my iPad 3 up for sale. It has more memory, 3G, bigger higher resolution screen, but I don’t use it any more – the light iPad Mini wins just about every time

  • LaToya

    I gave my iPad 2 to my fiance when I got the mini and haven’t looked back. The mini is definitely a great size. I use it more than I use my laptop.

  • kralnor

    “Worth it” meaning what? I feel like a lot of people will feel like it was too much money to spend on a first gen device once the successor that has a better screen and chip is announced. Or when apple announces that the old chip in the ipad mini wont run the next version of ios. But still liking/using it after a week, I’m sure most people still are. It won’t be until apps start taking full advantage of the processing power available in the full sized iPads that people will start feeling differently I think. But again that will only be power users at that point. Netflix and ereader types will stick with the mini for life.

  • ipad

    i want to get it can someone tell me about it im 12 and i have an ipad 2

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