So I'll share my experience. Had and IPAD 2 which came to a fatal end along with my Iphone. My son urged me to go Samsung Galaxy S. Besides that was latest greatest thing out. I jump full in, tossing my apple charge cords and loaded up on Samsung stuff. I was impressed at the size and features. It was snappy and fun to learn new apps. Downloaded tons of apps and did the case search thing. Battery life was outstanding due to a neat "Ultra Power" mode which turn off many non primary features. This would allow six to eight days of minimal use. Although the Sammy had the same apps my IPAD it just didn't work as smooth as my IPAD. Even a common app like Faceboard looked different. Hard to explain that the latest best Samsung product did not knock my socks off like when I transitioned from Windows to IOS. One feature I enjoyed was being able to install a 64MB micro SD; Yeah! But I found I didn't need that much space anyway. Also the IR Blaster and integration with my Samsung Smart TV is awesome. But as time moved on I strangely discovered that I didn't use my tablet much anymore. I was annoyed that I would always mistakenly hit the back key or power off key so those keys are right where I hold the tablet (I am a Portrait User 100%). I spent hours recording my fingerprint and it Never Ever Worked consistently. I enjoyed the keyboard having a more 101 style and the swipe feature. But again it just didn't work for me all the time. The Samsung size IS bigger 10.5 but again its one of those strange things where Bigger Isn't better. The IPAD fits my hand and viewing style perfect. And don't get me started on syncing with my rMBP! So I dump it and came back to what I Enjoy, Use and Love. I'm back to more use and productivity. By the way I had to get a new one for the wife to smooth thing over about spending all that extra money during Christmas Sales time. Make no mistake the IPAD isn't perfect and Apple does some pretty childish things to lock in control of what you can do. But in the end I don't want to fiddle with my tablet, I want to just use it seamlessly and not worry about needing to tweaking or rooting the device. If you have any Sammy Envy you can play with one at BB all I can say is for me and my family (except for the Son) IPAD works for me!.