In my search for a tablet computer, I have been looking at Amazon Kindle Fire HD, Nook HD, iPad Mini, and Microsoft Surface. For a variety of personal reasons, but primarily because I do not perceive these toys as long-lasting, I am keeping my budget low. I planned on spending no more than $250, or probably $300 for something spectacular.
As I wrote earlier, Microsoft Surface is a PC and a tablet, but beyond my budget at this time, though I must add it will be my preferred device over iPad. I have already ruled out iPad Mini because it is better to come up with a little bit more money and simply buy an iPad.
Now the Nexus 10 has put me in a dilemma. I live my life with Google (I even make a living using Google advertising on my blogs) and that is why it is helpful to have a device that works seamlessly with Google services like Documents and Blogger.com. In addition, the device has very nifty features and is priced right for what it offers. It is cheaper by $100 compared to an iPad and does a few things even better. So my choice now would be between spending about two hundred bucks and buying a smaller tablet like Kindle or spending the double and getting a real tablet. Right now I am gravitating towards the Google Nexus because as cost effective as 7 inch tablets are, they are fine to read ebooks or to surf casually, but for the kind of heavy use that I put my tablet to, both for consuming and creating content, a 9 inch plus tablet will be perfect.