After analyzing Microsoft Surface, iPad Mini, Kindle, Nook, and Google Nexus, my initial conclusion was that the iPad Mini would be the best choice for us once we balanced price, features, and performance. All along during the research, the only downside was the screen size that we were considering was too small, and it had been an issue with Kindle Fire. Of course, I just did not want to shell out the big bucks for a large screen.
So while checking out the Black Friday sales, Lorena came across a sale on Best Buy website (a company that I absolutely hate and had vowed never to shop again there after I got scammed by them) that was just too good to pass. For $325, we could buy iPad 2 and have the best of all the worlds: big size, an Apple product, and delivered free to our home after shopping online.
We have since had the tablet for a few weeks now and couldn’t be happier. The only thing I dislike is the poor quality images with the camera, but that just means we will take our real pictures with our Nikon SLR and keep this one for taking photos at the spur of the moment, for instance, a meal that we have cooked.