Just let me say that the ipad is amazing. I've had the ipad 1, two ipad 2s, and currently have an ipad3 with verizon. Little over a month ago i bought a 16gb nexus 7 to get a bit of the android experience but mostly because all the reviews were raves, i was beginning to feel the ipad was becoming too luggy to use anywhere but at home, and i thought the 7" was worth a try, particularly because the price of $249 was a no brainer. Well i can say for myself that the n7 is truly incredible. The screen is equal to my eyes to the ipads retina. It is solid and SO light. I have about 150 apps on my ipad and theres an excelkent version of each in the android play store. Without any scientifuc measurement the nexus truly seems faster than the ipad. For me all its missing is a rear camera because i use my ipad 3 a lot to take pix. I use both equally but more and more i'm favoring the n7. Now having experience with the 7" form factor i am anxiously awaiting to see the ipad mini. My hunch is the small form factor will replace the ioad size tablets down the road except for those who use them for special purposes.