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I would go for Android over iOS for a Tablet, the reason being there isn't much more you can do with an iPad than you can your iPhone.

Also most Android Tablets have Flash player, enabling you to watch web content built in to web pages, which you can't do with iPad (unless jailbroken).

Android is the biggest OS for Tablets out there, and being open source, many Apps are free, for example, Angry Birds costs 59p on iOS, but free on Android.

In a nutshell you can do more with Android than iOS, and there is much more choice, but for your budget you should be able to get a decent Tablet, I'd suggest the Motorola Zoom, looks pretty nifty to me...

Anyway, good luck!
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since you also want to do some work I would recommend the Asus Transformer mainly because with a dock you get the addition of typing and extra battery life

IMO the xoom is really heavy...screen isn't as good but is really solid

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I agree. To me and others here, Honeycomb is more of a streamlined desktop experience rather than an upscaled mobile platform like the iPad. Basically, you can still have the flexibility and customizability of Android but also features a unique implementation of the UI; it really feels more suited for tablet usage. App count, though significantly less than in iOS, is still quite a lot for users and most apps still run on the OS without any scaling or performance issues.

I'd look at something like the ASUS Transformer, which costs $399 here which is less than what the Xoom asks for ($600) yet offers most, if not all, of the specs including Tegra 2 and 1GB of RAM.
this....but scaling for android apps is pretty good so you should be able to use most mobile apps no prob

regarding playback of 720p...its mainly a hardware limitaion I read....go check out the XDA transformer dev thread
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I suggest you check them both out in person. iOS is a great streamlined OS, you lose functionality though.

Android is much more customizable (I'd personally learn towards an Android-based tablet simply because I love my phone) but that's not to say that the iPad is bad. My father just picked one up, it's a really clean UI.
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I suggest you check them both out in person. iOS is a great streamlined OS, you lose functionality though.

Android is much more customizable (I'd personally learn towards an Android-based tablet simply because I love my phone) but that's not to say that the iPad is bad. My father just picked one up, it's a really clean UI.
If OP already has an apple related product with iOS, they should really think of the honeycomb tablet. iPad is great if you've never owned an iOS device, but if you have, you get the same limited functionality. What would be best is to have an iPhone and honeycomb( what I'm doing). Whenever you're bored of one, switch to the other!
     
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What kind of HD movies? If you are talking about 720p mkv or higher. You can forget about both, The only tablets on the market that will play 720p and higher mkv is the Acer Iconia W500 or the ASUS EP121. Both Win7.
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What kind of HD movies? If you are talking about 720p mkv or higher. You can forget about both, The only tablets on the market that will play 720p and higher mkv is the Acer Iconia W500 or the ASUS EP121. Both Win7.
Do you mean at playable framerates or as in it doesn't support the file type.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2010/06...ndroid-device/

Cause you can in fact watch 720p MKV videos on android. Just like people who cried they can't listen to FLAC, it's all dependent on the apps you use, PowerAmp supports FLAC natively. MKV is only a container, it's all dependent on what codecs are used.
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I've had a look at a few tablets in person. I know most people seem to like the Eee pad transformer, but personally I felt the build quality let it down tbh.

the iPad looks quite cool but
1. I dont wana follow the crowd everyone seems to use them
2. I've already got an iPhone anything I can do on that I can do on an iPad?

As for android im mainly worried about what the app selection is like in general and since I've never used an android I'm not too sure wither or not it'll be for me.

Just trying to make my mind up wither or not a tablet is worth the money atm too lol
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Do you mean at playable framerates or as in it doesn't support the file type.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2010/06...ndroid-device/

Cause you can in fact watch 720p MKV videos on android. Just like people who cried they can't listen to FLAC, it's all dependent on the apps you use, PowerAmp supports FLAC natively. MKV is only a container, it's all dependent on what codecs are used.
I had both an A500 and a W500 for evaluation for a week before release and I can tell you with certainty that the A500 with Rockplayer cannot playback most popular 720p mkv format files you can get from the web. Well, technically, they can open and start playing the file but you get like 3 frames per second. Just Google 720p mkv on Xoom and you will see. The results are mostly ads for video conversion program that convert 720p mkv to a lower res format that can be played by the Tegra 2.
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I had both an A500 and a W500 for evaluation for a week before release and I can tell you with certainty that the A500 with Rockplayer cannot playback most popular 720p mkv format files you can get from the web. Well, technically, they can open and start playing the file but you get like 3 frames per second. Just Google 720p mkv on Xoom and you will see. The results are mostly ads for video conversion program that convert 720p mkv to a lower res format that can be played by the Tegra 2.
Handbrake could solve these 720p MKV issues. There's a guide somewhere over at the Transformer section XDA forums that enables anyone to encode into perfectly playable MKV container videos without performance issues. Sure, it loses the "Android has better codec support" argument, but the limitation only applies to high-profile MKV and MP4 videos. Most other codecs in 720p or 1080p resolution in baseline profile still run smooth on Honeycomb.
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Handbrake could solve these 720p MKV issues. There's a guide somewhere over at the Transformer section XDA forums that enables anyone to encode into perfectly playable MKV container videos without performance issues. Sure, it loses the "Android has better codec support" argument, but the limitation only applies to high-profile MKV and MP4 videos. Most other codecs in 720p or 1080p resolution in baseline profile still run smooth on Honeycomb.
Unfortunately. That does not help with 99% of the stuff available on the web.
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If OP already has an apple related product with iOS, they should really think of the honeycomb tablet. iPad is great if you've never owned an iOS device, but if you have, you get the same limited functionality. What would be best is to have an iPhone and honeycomb( what I'm doing). Whenever you're bored of one, switch to the other!
same here! I have had a 3g iphone then 3gs and now iphone 4... I am getting bored of iOS. That's why I am getting the transformer! I am so bored I have went as far as jail breaking my phone and having it use an android based them
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