I know that it's all Apple people on here (as am I) but I just wanted some opinions. I right now am selling a radio I had for my car for about $250, and was highly set on buying a Nexus 7. However, when I read that a 7-inch screen isn't great for textbooks, that kinda scared me away. I want to get a tablet since I'd rather get my textbooks as PDFs instead of the printed copies. I'd obviously also use it for web browsing, videos, maybe music although I always have my iPhone with me, and apps (never used Android so it would be a jump for me), with the iPad being easy for me since I've used iOS since the first iPod touch. Then I thought about a refurb iPad 2, and I think the extra $150 wouldn't be impossible for me (I'd rather have 32GB rather than the max 16GB of the Nexus 7). The only cons I think of to not buying one is the price, again not the biggest obstacle, and the fact that my dad got a iPad 3, and I'll always want to have his for the Retina display (I do not have the money to get an iPad with Retina display, so that is not an option for me). Of course going Apple I know there are plenty of apps, great build quality, and I've always had great service. Just wanted to hear what people thought, and I do expect almost every answer to be pro iPad 2 rather than to Google . Thanks for any insight!