Originally Posted by kyheang12
What if you don't own an Ipad yet. Ipad mini or Ipad 4?
Depends on that you're going to be using it for. The tradeoff is whether you want something portable (mini) or something faster (4). The iPad 4 is about twice as fast as the mini and has retina display. You also get the option to get a 4G/LTE model with the 4 whereas the mini comes with WiFi only. There's also a pretty big price difference: mini starts at $329 and the 4 starts at $499.
If you like the size of a regular Ipad but don't want to spend the $499 and were already considering the mini, you could just get the Ipad 2 for $399. The technology used in the mini is almost exactly the same as what's in the Ipad 2 (processor, memory, screen resolution).