I wanted an iPad Mini. I really did. Obviously since I'm in that Apple ecosystem, it would make sense. I even had an iPad and some great apps to go with it. But when it came down to it, the screen (or lack thereof) was a huge letdown. While I can guess as to why the iPad Mini didn't get the high ppi "retina" display (cost, battery), I think it was a big mis-step for those of us who are already used to the retina quality displays.
This brings me to my alternate purchase: Google's Nexus 7. I had wanted to explore