This holiday season, many consumers are pondering the following questions: should I get a Tab or not? If yes, should it be iPad or else? Here is a brief pros and cons for each viable gadgets on the market:
Pros: 9.7 inch screen, easy to use (especially for current iPhone and iPod users), an enormous and growing list of applications
Cons: price tag (starting from $499), no camera, n flash support
The best choice is the entry-level, Wi-Fi-only, 16GB model. Don't bother with the 3G version, chances are you will use your iPad only at places where Wi-Fi is available.
Pros: smaller, lighter, has front and back camera, support Adobe Flash content, enormous and growing list of Android Market applications
Cons: price not cheaper (especially after factoring in the monthly 3G service prices, see a good Tab pricing comparison here)
Based on what known, it's a very promising competitor to iPad, but it won't be available until 2011.
Barnes & Noble's NookColor
Pros: lower price, more than just a e-book reader, it also serves as a good web access tool
Cons: 7 inch LCD screen not good, no access to Android Market
Pros: great price, only $139, e-ink display is great to read books anywhere, indoors or outdoors
Cons: not a tablet
If you really need a Tablet, get an iPad
Otherwise, wait till next year when you have more choices