Now on to the iPad mini, first of all I ended up swapping it out for the retina display model with 32 GB, after a few days with the mini I was running quite short on memory, and I'm so used to not having acess to expandable memory. However I figured with the nexus 7 with 32 GB and having ~15 GB remaining after a year that may work. The Mini 2 is noticeably faster than the first generation, as is the screen, but IMHO the extra 200 wasn't worth it, if they'd had the 1st gen with more storage maybe 50.00 would have seemed like a good trade off. I've been debating taking it back altogether. While it's nice, the experience just isn't me friendly. I spend about 75% of my time responding to emails, posts etc on my phone once I get the notification on the iPad, why, because there's no freakin swipe. Yes I'm spoiled, my swipe, my widgets' my ability to have a minimalistic "desktop". Yes I hear people that say folders, but on my phone I have 12 icons with 4 of them being folders, along with the dock. The 3 remaining pages are widgets of things I use several times a day, power toggles, music, calendar, weather and google search. On the iPad there are 4 pages of apps, I've consolidated some into folders but if I rarely use something I'd have to hunt for it every time.
In closing my 2 new toys are great but if I had to give one up it would be the iPad,sorry Steve ( not Jobs, but the apple genius at the store) He assured me that I'd want to come back in and declare apple the winner. Lulz