This is what I am now. Never had a tablet before. A friend gave me a Samsung Ace II X phone he had for free after renewing his "vows" to phone company. He hates smartphones so the small white thing is with me now. Since I never had an iPhone or iPad, I just can say it's working flawlessly. Got used to Android 4.0. Guess what: now I'm craving for a tablet and...all my friends have Samsung Note or Tab. Reviews and comparisons on the Web point in the same direction: you decide between the opened system Android or the closed one iOS. Between a 3 star construction and a 5 stars (Apple). Learn to let go of the extra SD card, the mini USB port, the Widgets and the Sylus pen. All arguments my friends have. I have a late 2012 27 iMac. In a nutshell and straight talk only, what will the 200$ premium for a 32 Gig iPad Air will buy me? I'm no gamer, no SMS maniac, no YouTube and Netflix addict. Apple or Samsung, I would mostly browse the Web, read papers and do photo stuff since I'm a semi-pro photographer. Don't judge: I really don't know what to do. Extra storage and S-Pen are a bonus.