I started this thread earlier today, but for some reason my post isn't showing up. So, I'll post again. Finally I have enough money saved to purchase an iPad or other tablet and I'd like some guidance from those who have been down this road. I'm not rich by any means, but I do want to buy what's best for my needs, so money isn't an object. I would use a tablet for e-mail, texts, surfing the Net, shopping, watching videos on YouTube and some that friends send me, etc. I do not play computer games at all. I'm not interested in a mini anything for I will be using it at home and won't need something smaller. I have an iMac and an iPhone. I was disappointed to find out that iPads don't have "Flash", so buying a tablet from one of Apple's competitors isn't out of the picture, but I'd prefer to stay with Apple. My eyes have seen better days, so good sharp clarity is important. Any suggestions would be welcome and very much appreciated. Thanks.