The Apple iPad Mini went on sale Nov. 2 and I managed to pick one up over the weekend. I didn't encounter any lines at my local Apple Store, and the workers there said there wasn't the same amount of frenzy that has accompanied other recent Apple product launches.
Shorter lines were reported at Apple Stores around the world, but that didn't prevent Apple from selling 3 million iPads over the weekend, what it called a new record. In fact, my local Apple Store reported that it was sold out by Saturday evening.
The iPad Mini is Apple's smaller tablet that has a lower entry cost when compared to the full-sized iPads. Here are my first impressions after using it for a couple of days.