Originally Posted by javyn
Been holding out for an iPad Mini under the fatuous assumption it would be priced ~250 starting. $329 for a non "retina" display? Feh. Looks like now's a good time to break from the Apple Store and seriously consider a Nexus 7.
Hands on reports indicated the display's nicer then Nexus 7's in most ways, just not as high of a PPI. The mini appeared to have better black levels, color reproduction and viewing angles. The lower PPI is certainly a problem for Apple here, but its important to keep in mind the areas that the mini may have an advantage. We won't know for sure till the formal reviews hit.
Now, I would have a hard time using he mini because I'm used to my Retina iPad, but for someone coming in having not owned the iPad 3 it may not propose a problem.