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Still trying to decide is the iPad is worth the extra couple of hundred bucks.
Which one did you buy?
Are you happy with your purchase?
Or do you wish you've gone the other way?
If you are comparing 10" retina models with each other, the iPad is not more expensive. At this point it really just depends on what ecosystem you prefer.
iPad. i never use it.
I've owned the 1st gen iPad, the previous generation of the Nexus 7 and a iPad Mini with Retina.
The Nexus 7 is a wonderful device save for one flaw. Battery life. It was for this reason that I ended up purchasing the iPad Mini. I used both frequently, more so then my phone even.
the question should be what do you want it for? And research for that purpose. Every device has his strenghts and weaknesses.
What about windows 8? I have the android version of the ASUS Vivotab which now has Windows on it. I sure wish mine did.
buy according to your respective phone brand.
one of each...for testing
I'm looking into drawing apps. Draw on the screen is the only thing I cannot do on my desktop or laptop.
Other than that I do not need it for anything in particular. I do serious work on my desktop. (Windows 7)
It's a frivolous expense I think I can live with.
Honestly I was an Apple fanboy until iOS7. It's made what felt like a premium product feel like a cheap knock off. Android is miles better now.
Double post I'm sure. Fucking android.
iPad. iOS7 is indeed an atrocity but will get sorted.
iOS apps win and resale of the iPad is a win.
Just bought an iPad Air. The product itself is great in terms of design/screen quality/etc (what the original iPad should have been IMO), and app ecosystem for iOS is much more extensive.
Having said that some of the new Windows tablets look nice as well. Not sure about Android.
iPad...barely use it, but monospaced thinks I'm cool.
I've loved my iPhones all the way back to the first generation. I love using iPads. I currently use a Samsung Galaxy Tab (mostly reading or watching videos in bed) and it's fine except for two major flaws:
1. The volume buttons and "screen-off" buttons are too easy to press. If I softly brush my hand across them, they often get pressed. This is so frustrating, especially when I'm watching Netflix and every few minutes I turn the screen off. When I turn it back on, Netflix has to reconnect and the video jumps back a few seconds. Also, these three buttons are right beside each other. It's so common to want to adjust volume, but I can't "feel" the button to make sure I'm pressing the correct one without accidentally pressing it. So, about one third of the time I try to adjust the volume, I end up shutting the screen off. It's also quite often that I simply adjust my position in bed or set the tablet down and I shut the screen off by mistake. Very annoying.
2. Battery life sucks, and when it is nearly dead it lights up really bright and makes a loud notification sound THAT DOESN'T STOP until you plug it in or the battery dies completely. I tried turning off all notifications and sounds everywhere, but I can't get it to not do this. It's crazy. The point of this device is to watch a movie or read a while and then leave it on the nightstand and fall asleep. Terrible design.
If I was buying again, I'd go iPad for sure. Although Android supposedly allows AdBlock, which I should probably install...
I would not touch a Windows tablet with a 10 foot pole.
To me it's a moral thing.
I'm attracted to the build quality of the iPad. Unfortunately I have never held an Android on my hands that felt that good.
so iOS7 is crap huh? Good to know.
In terms of hardware though, iPad still blows the competition out of the water
"There's no shortage of smaller-screened tablets in the market, but the most talked-about are arguably the Nexus 7 and the iPad mini. Since we've already compared the new Nexus 7 to its older counterpart, let's see how it holds up against its iOS competitor. The iPad mini starts at $329 for the 16GB WiFi version, a hundred dollars more than the Nexus; the 32GB WiFi is $429, a difference of $160; and the 32GB LTE option costs $559, $210 more than Google's equivalent. Granted, the iPad mini's display is an inch larger than the N7, which might affect the cost of the tablet. That said, how else does it compare?
Naturally, the decision between iOS and Android plays a huge role in the decision-making process, and you'll want to weigh the two platforms very carefully. Diehard iOS users, for instance, would likely find it difficult to switch to Google's mobile OS because they'd have a lower number of dedicated tablet apps to choose from; heck, most Android smartphone users probably have the same complaint. This is a problem the iPad mini simply doesn't have, which may inherently give Apple a leg up, higher prices or not; it also gets brownie points for having a better battery.
Looking strictly from a budget and spec standpoint, however, the $229 Nexus 7 offers an insane amount of value that bests the iPad mini. The display is the best we've seen on a small tablet, the stereo speakers offer amazingly loud audio, the performance stands up to gaming and other intensive tasks, and you get NFC, wireless charging and enough cellular radios to make it compatible with three of the big four US carriers. If ecosystem doesn't play a large factor in your decision, we heartily recommend the new Nexus 7."
Which one did you buy? ipad mini retina display
Are you happy with your purchase? Yes
do you wish you've gone the other way? No
monNom now has me looking at Cintiq.
And I like what I'm seeing.
I Have a 1st gen Nexus 7, Love it. I have a iphone 4s Love it as well. The only down-side to the Nexus is about 1-2hr less battery life compared to the ipad mini (your results may vary).
I've used most of the 7-10 inch mainstream tablets (Nexus, Samsung, Ipad, Kindle, not windows)
If I had to purchase a new tablet I'd go ipad mini retina or Nexus 7. 10in tablets have always been a bit cumbersome for me. The Kindle fire is just too far removed an only useful if you are a big amazon fan.