Just like the author, I use my iPad3 as a replacement for a laptop and it's really no problem to do more than just fun stuff. I can write my blog articles and there are so many fantastic photo processing apps, it's just amazing. I would still want iPad mini for when I go out and just need something to read on the train for example. I wanna use it for the lighter things like social media and RSS reading. Apple is just incredible: They know how to make its users happy and excited, money is secondary. I always have to chuckle, when I see Android fans fighting over every buck they can save, before they buy something. What a sad life that must be.