Of course, the best way to decide is to figure out exactly how you anticipate using a tablet. For me, I had to eventually put aside my prejudice against Apple and go with an iPad a few months ago. For me, it came down to being able to:
1. Take notes easily using handwriting recognition software.
2. Quickly check and send e-mails.
3. Store more than a dozen full-length movies and comfortably watch them anywhere, especially while traveling.
4. Synchronize easily with Outlook's Calendar and Contacts features
Do I carry my iPad with me everywhere I go? Nope. But it always sits right on my desk or end-table at home for whenever I need it.
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