It's been a while since I've bought one. My daughter turns 3 this weekend. She's been asking for a mini for a few months. She currently has an iPad 1st gen. My son has a mini and she prefers to use it. The iPad is pretty big for her. So our 3 year old now owns the nicest iDevice in the house. I opened it today to load some software on it. I was very impressed with it. Weight, size, design, etc all seemed perfect. I'm excited to mess around with the new A7 processor. I'm also happy that Apple put the same chip in the newest iPad and the newest mini.