I adore my iPad mini, it's lightweight and easy to use. I can keep it in my purse with a nice case; it's small but not too small. I love all of the features and it's true to Apple's sleek design and works amazingly fast and is very reliable. Weight Again it's very lightweight and easy to carry. I have small hands and I can easily hold it in one hand while reading or reading a recipe while cooking. It also fits in my purse with plenty of room left around it. App Availability I love the fact that there are not taking apps. I use these apps to take notes during school and it's very handy because our teacher will provide powerpoint slides and I can pull them up and write, highlight, and annotate directly on the slides with the use of these apps. There are also a vast range of fun games to play on the App Store as we'll. Durability I keep it in my purse with everything else I have to carry with only a small case on it and it's still in perfect condition.