I bought my first new iPad since 2012 this week. The 5th generation iPad Mini is a delight to hold, extremely snappy (A12 Bionic) and a great improvement over 7 year old technology (who knew?).
I’m still getting used to typing on the smaller-but-not-tiny screen, but so far everything is positive. I’m using it for reading, email, web surfing and notes.
I also love the apple pencil (I borrowed my wife’s), so there’s another chunk of change I’ll be loosing soon.