I just got mine, finally, a few days late, but it's here.
The screen is larger compared to other 7" screens; that extra 0.9" makes a big difference. Simply comparing it to the BB PlayBook.
So I know that Apple hates flash, but it's one feature that I wish it would have.
I attached a photo enhanced (eh, whatta yeah expect from an iPhone) of a side by side of the PlayBook and iPad Mini. That extra 168 lines in height make a big difference.
Overall, they are almost identical in size except for depth, the Mini is a lot thinner.
The PlayBook though still has way better sound and way better camera. However, for other stuff like browsing and reading PDF's, the iPad is better, not to mention app support.--
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. - Albert Einstein