David Sparks weighs the options. My advice to those who don’t know which iPad to get is to get the mini — it’s cheaper, lighter, easier to use, and just as good as the full-sized iPad at nearly every basic task. If you need or want the full-sized iPad then you already know it.

Since I use my iPad quite a bit for writing, I plan to upgrade my 3rd-generation iPad to the new Air.

iPad mini or iPad Air?