“Back in October, Apple introduced the iPad mini. We posted our iPad mini review, of course, and you told us how you felt about it in our iPad mini forums. But that was first blush,” Rene Ritchie writes for iMore. “That was the romance and judgement of something new. It’s been 4 months now. It’s been a third of a year with a smaller, lighter form factor, and a non-Retina display. So it’s time for a checkpoint.”

“How has the iPad mini held up? If we dismissed it before, has it grown on us?” Ritchie writes. “If we embraced it, have we fallen out of love? How are we using, or not using, the iPad mini now, some 4 months later?”

“When Apple announced the iPad mini, I thought the lack of Retina display would be a deal-breaker for me. I’m a design diva and I was sure 132ppi would be like sandpaper on my pupils,’ Ritchie writes. “During the course of my initial iPad mini review, however, I found out I was wrong. Most of the time, after a few moments, I didn’t even notice the lack of Retina. Aside from small text, I grew to barely notice it at all. I was too busy doing stuff.”

Much more in the full article – recommended – here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]