My 1G iPad is getting pretty close to replacement time so I thought I'd check out the new Nexus 7. Here are my findings: What I still like about my iPad: - Intuitive to use. - Cohesiveness of interface. - Big iTunes library. - Lots of app support. - Tons of battery life. What I don't like about my iPad: - Very slow for today's apps and iOS. - Heavy - No retina display. - Speaker quite quiet and mono. What I liked about the Nexus 7: - Thin - Easy to hold in 1 hand, non-slip rubber backing. - Sharp display resolution - Stereo speakers - Price What I didn't like about the Nexus 7: - My interface complaints from Android 1.5 are still present in 4.3. There are options scattered everywhere and none of the interface elements carry from one app to the next. - Heavy (for its size, surprisingly so). - Battery life - Drained on standby in 1 day. - Missing software polish, feels half baked in the apps I used for podcast consumption, etc. - Speakers soft while set to max volume. - Not intuitive: Wife couldn't get used to it, still had to buy her a new iPad. So that's my $0.02. Looks like I'm returning the Nexus 7 and waiting for the iPad 5.