The iPad mini ($329 and up) makes for an ideal take-anywhere tablet, especially if you opt for a model with built-in 4G connectivity. Just don't expect to do a lot of schoolwork on it because of its smaller screen. Also, the current mini lacks its big sibling's Retina display. Laptop magazine gives Apple's mini tablet 4 stars: "The iPad mini's superior design, unparalleled app selection and extra-long battery life make this tablet a cut above the 7-inch competition."
Worth noting: As with the current, larger iPad, could it be time for a newer, faster and better iPad mini soon?
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