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Test driving the iPad Mini

  • Apple's new smaller tablet went on sale Friday
  • How does it stack up against the competition?

Apple's new, smaller tablet, the iPad Mini, has left the nest. And while the company isn't saying how many Minis it sold in the first weekend, the event was greeted with enthusiasm, even in New York where the after-effects of Superstorm Sandy couldn't keep people from lining up before midnight outside Apple's store on 5th Avenue.

So, how does the Mini fare against its competition in the 7" to 8" tablet market, and against its big brother?

CNN tech writer Doug Gross took the ipad Mini for a spin and gives his impressions.

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