The iPad Mini is a tablet provided by Apple. It is similar towards the regular iPad (now known as the iPad Air), but have a little screen size and is scaled-down.
The size using the mini is just short of the inch wider than your regular competitor. You might not believe that is much, but seriously, it may be. I absolutely love this part of it. In addition, the Mini is definitely wonderfully light and convenient to carry (I have big hands, though). Around people rip on the keep track of, it is comfortably bright, as well as the battery life seems to last perfectly, even if brightened up the little bit. No complaints presently there.
That same display, as some others have stated, suffers from its low quality. Had this tablet come out recently, it would have been earth-shattering. These days, when other offerings from Android are developing much better resolutions, it's just me (the The apple company Mini's contrast and color are however better than the Nexus 7 certainly, though). If you're someone coming from an I-pad two, you won't value the resolution a lot. For everybody else who can be used to I-phones with substantially scaled-down, still sharper resolutions, you may spot the difference.
Also, and normally, this is a big one for me personally, I have discovered that the I-pad Mini could be slow to buffer YouTube films. I'm pretty sure this is due to him it having half from the actual Ram of its bigger pad close relatives. Cutting the Ram in two was a huge mistake. It also seems to lead to lags in surfing on only some sites which may be more graphic intense. I wasn't sure if this issue was one of my own, personal, so I tried out another Mini's in the store side-by-side together with I-pad 2's and Retinas. Exact same... slow YouTube buffering. Quite the little bit slower.
The Mini is really a tradeoff really, but for probably the most part the mini is practical, aesthetic, and of course- it is an Apple. Apple is known to make the best products, and high quality and number one user interface and usability. Ultimately, it is your decision of course what tablet you choose to go with. I will say however which I have used Android tablets along with the iPad, iPad Air, and apple iPad Mini, and the iPad Air and mini are my personal favorite. The iPad Air is without a doubt a better tablet, but the Mini seems like the perfect size for me.