If you want the full, polished Apple tablet experience in a smaller package, the iPad Mini is worth the premium price. Otherwise, good alternatives are available for less money.
It lacks the features and speed of a cutting-edge iPad, but the Mini 2 is still a solid tablet for basics, especially if you can buy it at a discount.
Unless you're absolutely in love with the iPad Mini 4's smaller size, opt for the faster, larger, identically priced, and still pretty portable iPad Air 2.
One of 2013's best, the iPad Mini 3 is still a compelling choice despite the lack of upgrades. However, the nearly identical and significantly cheaper iPad Mini 2 is a smarter buy.
You'll pay a premium for it, but the ClamCase Pro for iPad Mini is the best and most versatile all-around keyboard case we've seen.
The new Retina Mini's a little heavier and more expensive, but manages to fit a Retina Display and a much faster processor into its 7.9-inch tablet body. How does it feel? Read our unfolding review.
The silicone accessory comes with a case and adds a tactile dimension to the iPad Mini's onscreen keyboard.
Trying to determine if the new iPads are worth an upgrade? Our handy charts will clearly show the differences between the new tablets and last year's models.
Developed by Tactus Technology, the Phorm iPad Mini case costs $149 and offers users a physical keyboard that bubbles up from its protective screen.
The oldest iPad Mini is also the most affordable iPad model available.