Yes I was trying to make up my mind and played around with the Nexus 7, iPad mini and the Fire HD in my local store. I thought the Nexus was quite good, but I went to my website on it and tried to play an embedded YouTube video. It took ages just to load up. I gave up entirely with the Fire HD. Just trying to get the touch sensitive home button to pop up put me right off the thing. The iPad was so much better, very smooth and played my video. So I ordered one from Apple last night.
Mini in a flat second for me.... I have both.. however both are great.. just depends on what trips your trigger..
Trying to also decide on iPad Mini or Nexus 7 for a Christmas gift for my wife. The primary use for her will be video calls to our grandchildren while in Mexico.
Question: How well does Skype work on the mini?
Next Question: If her older Kindle finally breaks... How good is using the iPad mini for a reading device using the amazon kindle app?
The mini is also fantastic as a reading device, but the nexus isn't bad either. The mini has a brighter, more vibrant screen despite the fewer pixels, that's why I like it better for reading. I use iBooks and the Nook app and both perform well.
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Thank You, now I'm getting ever so closer to the purchase.
So, RE: Reading device... I assume that the mini will still be more difficult to read in bright sunlight sine the Kindle is so perfect in this regard (no glare)?
Yes, in bright light tablets are harder to deal with....a real e-reader is best...
But the kindle apps makes it possible to read indoors on just about any device.
I have some screen shots from my mini and google nexus 7 below. There are two for the mini and just one for the nexus. The mini, with the smallest font, is too hard to read but if you soon the font two or three numbs is is fine. On the nexus, I can read it just fine on the smallest font, but the two apps are different so I don't attach any significant to what is programmed in for the smallest font. In either case, you do get more info on the screen at a readable font size. Of course, your eyes may be different than my so ymmv.
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Vote: iPad Mini
(Read my other post that are descriptive about why... if need be)