I recently sold my second gen iPad for the latest non-retina iPad mini (WiFi only). The mini serves me much better since I use it mainly for internet browsing, document reading, and to hook up to the projector in class when I teach so I don't have to lug my laptop around. The smaller size makes all the difference to me. I also find it easier to use the software keyboard in portrait mode on the mini. I don't use it for any lengthy document typing, just quick emails here and there. The iPad is also my entertainment device (games, movies, shows, etc), particularly when I travel.
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