Joshua Topolsky, writing for The Verge:
The thinness and sleekness of the casing cannot be overstated. It feels as high-end as the new iPhone, but even sharper in the hand – like a slice of solid aluminum. The chamfered edges present on the iPhone 5 have been continued here, as well as the all-black treatment seen on the latest phone. The display on the mini looks incredibly sharp, and even though the resolution is lower than the 3rd and 4th generation full-size iPad, it doesn’t immediately seem like a 1024 x 768 display. The smaller, 7.9-inch surface area certainly helps squeeze the pixels.
This quote, particularly the tidbits about the display’s resolution, calm some of my misgivings about the iPad Mini. Also, even though the device is more expensive than the competition, it seems as if Apple is putting the extra money to good use.
Is the resolution or the price an issue for you?