I am an Apple "Fan Boy" so you know what I like. But there are good reasons why I recommend the iPad. Both of the pads you are looking at are well made and have a lot of capability. But in the actual world of pad use, people actually use their iPads more than other pads. It is a bit like comparing a Ferrari and an SUV. The farrari is faster and even more beauriful, and guys like to day dream about driving around in it. But in the real world, the SUV would be used much more. You really have to learn how to drive a Ferrari. The SUV is easier by far, and can do a lot more than the Ferrari. The iPad is a wonderful tablet that is easy to learn to use and has far more capabilities than any of the other tablets you might look at. Just looking at tablets can be confussing. They all look alike. (like iPad I suppose) But they can't match the iOS operating system. They can't match the A7 chip. Get the iPad.