My name is Dustin, I recently got an iPad mini for Christmas, but I am deeply entrenched in the Apple eco-system. It a really great device. It makes my Android tablet look like a calculator! I wanted the mini for it's portability and it's price. I am an older fulltime student (33), and I plan on using this thing for note taking at school as well as for fun! While my android promise many uses, it did not deliever. The ability to use a word processor was not realized with the current apps. None of the washed down doc apps worked. BUT, Apple's Pages works PERFECTLY!! I can just grab my bluetooth iMac keyboard and have it automatically cloud it to all my machines.
Anyway. I used this forum to answer a tech question, and I have found it very useful for those wierd questions that aren't in the book.
Have a great day!