When the iPad Mini was first announced, some investors were skeptical. "Oh, great," they thought, "Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is bringing out a 7-inch tablet just because Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) both have one. Will it even be any good compared with these companies' products that are already established in that space?"

But it's more than good. In this segment, Motley Fool analyst Eric Bleeker tells us why he sees the iPad Mini not only as the best 7-inch tablet on the market right now, but also as the best tablet, period. He takes us through why he thinks it will far outpace the larger iPad in the next few years, and why investors should see the premium price of the iPad Mini as a blessing, not a curse.

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