For small-tablet buyers the Mini is a great option. It's pricier than the Kindle Fire or Google Nexus 7, but its size, elegant hardware and app ecosystem make the extra bucks worth it. If you already own a tablet, though, there isn't much reason to rush out and buy a Mini.
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The Mini is noticeably thinner than an iPhone 4, but it weighs more than twice as much: 308 grams vs. 137 grams. Still, the Mini is light enough that I could hold it for extended periods of time without noticeable fatigue. It was easy to hold in one hand at the breakfast table and read the news, check email, social media, and so on.
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