mattwnz:joker97: i have android tab ipad and windows tablet. here are my thoughts
- if you want to do proper computing you need windows tablet WITH A KEYBOARD AND TRACKPAD.
as in - select cut and paste, flash, surf web pages that need you to key in words and numbers, surf any web page, do work like MS office, etc
but don't even thnk about äpps". there are no apps that are any good. waste of time browsing the store.
- if you want to do all the cool things your ipad friends can do with their ipad, then only an ipad will let you do that. but don't hope to do anything other than reading on a lot of web pages on web browsers. also, can't copy files to it. well not easily anyway.
- android - umm ... i'm not sure why it even exists. a glorified portable harddrive? it has millions of apps. but nowhere near as good/fluid as ipad ones. not sure why. maybe the platform? but at least you can copy things onto it easily. and there are lots of free apps that can do things you want to do, just not as fluidly as ipad, and be prepared for 99% shameless plugging of ads ads ads
As the windows rt web browser has flash built in, you don't often need apps. eg You don't need the tvnz ondemand app, as you can view the ondemand website. There are some good apps for windows, and many of the games are now in the windows store. But it is missing some of the essential ones, things like google now, maps, imdb, youtube. But some of the thord party app replacements aren't too bad, and there are some good youtube and video replacements.
it does intrigue me sometimes that peoples world revolves around apps rather than the browser these days
what's the difference, for example from buying the Metservice app vs pinning the website favourite to my launch screen
the Appification of the world