Help me decide please :) iPad vs iPad mini

I am sure a million people have asked this question before. But I am getting an iPad for Christmas. I want the 32GB but can't deide between Mini/4.

I have never had one before, so I don't know how i will use it, but i suspect browsing the web/watching TV in bed and maybe carrying around with me.

I really like the Smart Case as well, which isn't available for the mini.

It seems like the 4 would be the best choice (bigger screen) however I think i'd like to carry it to work with me every day so maybe the mini would be better...... :S

Can anyone weigh in with some personal experiences :)