When I first got my iPad mini, I put it in my backpack and walked to the library. I didn't have broadband at the time. Now that I do have broad band and my wifi going, I use it to read tutorials of how to do things while I actually do the things on my desktop computer. I have a poor memory and using it this way helps me a lot. As I still like to do complex things, that I wouldn't other wise be able to do.