So I need (want) something in between my gaming pc and my iPhone. I'm not up on that particular market so uh, throw me your opinions; I'd love to hear what people who have had lots of experience with this shit think.
What do you plan to use it for?
Browsing and watching videos around the house. My phone is fine for when I'm out but when I want to watch something while doing chores or browse while in bed, it's not exactly the best. No games and I don't plan on carrying it around everywhere.
If you have an iphone already and you are happy with it, no reason not to get an ipad.
I have a Samsung Tab, it does everything I want it to do; expandable storage, very good speakers, it has an IR sensor and it's actually a pretty sweet remote for my TV.
I think the Nexus 7 is the only other tablet worth considering and even then I think the Samsung is better.
- Go with the iPad if you are interested in the apps / games. (I find the lack of flash to be a major setback on the tablet. I purchased a tablet instead of a laptop, for school, and I am regretting the purchase now)
- Go with a Nexus 7 if you don't care about tablet games. (its also $220 instead of $500 or $1000)
- Go with a Surface Pro 2 if you have any ideas about creating something (ie. drawing with the Wacom digitizer)
I've had the Nexus 7 since it's release and I couldn't be more pleased with it. It's also my first foray into the tablet world, and it's treated me very well. The screen is absolutely amazing, and the size is perfect for me. Throw in stock Android, the price tag, and it's an easy buy over any other tablet in the same size classification.
So basically, unless you really really really want an Apple product, get a Nexus 7.
I am waiting for an Ipad 5. I figured I've waited this long and my very limited experience with Ipads was very positive. They're very responsive while I encountered imprecision with other tablets. I admit I have not tried the Nexus 7, but I am looking for a full size tablet anyway so the Nexus 10 would be the one I look at either way.