Box Brownie wrote in post #16509383
Many thanks for the insight
Re the engraving ~ I think I know the company that does that service, I know they invested big time in the kit to do it.
But back to the prime subject..............yes, iPad seem to be the ones setting the pace but FWIW we were shopping in Sainsbury today and on the pretext of browsing the shelves I/we saw the Samsung Galaxy Tab range and on the face of it they are stunning bits of kit and to be frank much more budget worthy! heh ho time to think and consider and cast about for reviews??? So at this stage just unsure what to do
Edit ~ the newest Nexus tablet gets good praise in comparison to the Samsung.
I've used both iPad and Android tablets (multiple brands). I got tired of my iPad because I did not like the need for iTunes and the general "locked down" nature of the thing. I wanted to get a device that would do what I wanted without having to buy apps or "jailbreaking" to circumvent Apples likes and dislikes of what the other 90% of the World thinks is normal. Don't get me wrong, it's a great device, quality build etc but just not for me.
After messing around with multiple Android tablets (mainly cheap Chinese jobs bought while working out there) I finally caved in and bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. This is the 2nd best Android tab I've used so far and IIRC, is distinguished from the Nexus by the fact it has an SD card slot so you can take it from 16Gb to 48Gb for about £12. Look at the price difference between a 16Gb and 32Gb iPad if you want to know what a big advantage that is.
I say it is the 2nd best tab I've used simply because I rather stupidly left it on a plane last week and am now the proud owner of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 as the Tab 2 is end of life and our supplier had none left. So, I'd say have a play with both models and see if you like either. Tab 2's are pretty cheap now as stores are trying to clear them. However, as Linda says, just make sure that SWMBO has not got her heart set on an iPad because sometimes, these issues are more than just technical