Is this a device I would recommend that gets a little bit tricky because there are so many other options that are available on the market I understand if someone is looking for something extremely portable if you're looking for a small portable tablet and portability is your main concern and this is definitely something that I would recommend if you can deal with a larger screen or just a larger form factor in general I would definitely suggest looking into some other refurbished iPads or iPad pros that are available on the market that you can get at close to or paying a little bit more for but getting more out of the overall package the iPad mini is definitely a great stop gap for a lot of people that's looking for that in between device but if you're somebody that's looking for more of an iPad experience if you look a little bit harder you can probably find something better