Originally Posted by ninjackid
I've had my eye on the iPad mini since it was first released, but what held me back was the lack of Retina. Now this new model has been released, and I'm wondering if I should get it. The problem is, now I do about 60% less gaming than I used to, what with work and life and such, so when I do game, I think my 5th gen Touch is all I need for quick gaming spurts. I can pretty much do everything else on there, too. And then I don't really wanna bother with making another iTunes library and syncing all my data over to the Mini, and then having to sync game saves between devices through iCloud, but that's probably just me being lazy.
TL;DR version: Should I or should I not buy an iPad mini if I already have a 5th gen Touch that pretty much covers my needs?
The Retina iPad Mini, while technically having the same retina resolution as the iPad Air, is practically unusable. I played XCom on it and I am struggling to actually read text without squinting.
If you are getting the rMini to play iPad games, get the iAir, or try out a friend's rMini first.
It is not an issue if you just play games that do not use words, like those endless runners...