The iPad is probably one of the more hyped devices we’ve seen in the past many years but it’s also a pretty useful device. It’s only real competition right now is the Galaxy Tab. If you’re shopping for a tablet device and not sure what to get, here’s some advice:
- Look at the Apple iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Don’t even look at the others as they aren’t in the same league.
- Expect to pay a lot. Prices are still at early adopter rates:
- Galaxy Tab is $399 with a Mobile Contract or $599 without
- iPad is $499 for the 16GB WiFi-only or $629 for the 16GB Wi-Fi + 3G. More for those with more memory
Bottom line, if you’re looking for a “wow!” gift for someone this season, check out the iPad and Galaxy Tab. It’s very likely to be the best gift they’ll get this season. I was skeptical of my iPad when I first picked it up, but I honestly use it daily.