I'm in the market for a new tablet to replace my iPad 2. I had just thought I'd buy an iPad Air 2 or its successor, but then the MacBook was realeased, which gave me pause for thought regarding what I want to get out of a mobile device. To confuse matters, the MS Surface 3 has also been released, and I was quite impressed when I played with one a couple of weeks ago. Although I realise most people will favour Apple products here, I'd like to hear your views on how the iPad Air 2 and Surface 3 compare. I would almost certainly buy a keyboard for both iPad & Surface, so would be looking at the device for both entertainment and work purposes. My thoughts so far: 1) iPad is a known quantity - I'm familiar with iOS and have a collection of Apps I know and use. Advantage iPad 2) iPad performance may be better than Surface 3. Advantage iPad 3) Surface can run full versions of Windows software (MS Office and other Windows software is important for me). Advantage Surface - assuming there is no iOS equivalent. 4) Surface + keyboard may be a bit heavier than iPad + keyboard. Advantage iPad 4b) Surface screen is slightly larger, and supports multiple resolutions. Advatage Surface. 5) Windows 8.1 or 10 may be less satisfactory in a tablet than iOS. To be confirmed. 6) Surface + keyboard is more expensive than iPad + keyboard. Advantage iPad Any thoughts?