If I want a straight word processor . . . a REAL one, I turn to Mellel.
If I want word processing + layout (and I don't want to spring for InDesign), I turn to Pages.
I can't really speak for the rest of Office (other than Keynote wipes the floor with PowerPoint), but I'd rather not use badly designed software like Word, which, among things, handles typography as if it were a Jersey hooker.
Yes. This is exactly the point. Up until now, this device has received glowing reviews, and nary a word about any bad displays or colour issues.Here's a taste:http://gigaom.com/2013/11/15/what-the-reviews-say-about-the-ipad-mini-with-retina-display/
Fact is, most people *just now* belly-aching about it wouldn't have really noticed had it not been pointed out to them.
I don't expect any two different Apple devices to have the same tone or "colour range" - whatever - to their displays in the first place, even if we're only comparing an iPad to a smaller iPad. Display manufacturers vary, and each "batch" can (and often does) have slightly different characteristics from others.
If you're looking for near-perfect colour...
Redmond is "surging"? Based on what, exactly?
A smartphone platform that is a failure in major markets and that has barely gained any traction worldwide?
A tablet/PC/whatever platform that nobody really cares about, and which garnered MS a hefty writedown?
A Windows/Office business model that is being steadily eroded by tablets that have nothing to do with Microsoft?
A chronically-underdeveloped mobile app ecosystem?
A money-losing and...