I think it depends on what you want from it. I have a 10" Galaxy Tab and my daughter has the 7" Google Nexxus. My aging eyes appreciate the larger screen; my daughter likes the ease of handling with her smaller unit. Plus, I suppose cost might be a consideration, too.
I have a mini and absolutely LOVE it. It's the perfect size for me. I've got all my apps on it and if you are worried about the writing being to small, you can make it bigger. It is also VERY light! I wouldn't trade it for the world!
Really? I wasn't sure how it being a little bulkier than mini would get in my way ... Book bag and handling it was what I was thinking
Bigger screen. I use mine a lot for school...it's pretty much my primary electronic device. I do my clinical paperwork at the hospital, have all me e-books on it, take notes on powerpoints on it during class...and then use it for games and movies and all that. So a bigger screen is better for my old eyes
I think the iPad mini is less clunky, for sure. But since I don't actively use both, I'm completely adjusted to the clunk, I guess.
If I were to be using something for note taking, I would prefer something with a full keyboard, such as a laptop. Bigger screen easier for these aging eyes too. I had a first generation iPad for years, and recently also purchased a mini. The first generation was heavier, but much easier to type on than the mini. Since mine is primarily for home and travel "fun" use, I primarily use it for internet, games, and ebooks. I don't think I'd like trying to use it for school or clinical if I were still in school.