Hi. I am not small but my iPad Mini is. I've been using a desktop for probably 30 years and a Nook for three. I transitioned to the Mini last week since the Nook looks like it's being phased out and because we're going to all Apple. My husband, giradman, is an experienced iPad user and a frequent correspondent on IPF. I'm really liking the Mini. I can run my whole life without even getting out of bed in the morning. If only it could cook and clean house!