Re: Tablet advice
A lot depends on the ecosystem and one's comfort level with them. With Apple, you get an ecosystem of apps that tend to be a little better vetted than what is on the Android/Play ecosystem. Apple works great for my 74 year old mom, and she spends a lot of time having the nice young folks at the apple store explaining things to her (instead of me, happily). There is really no support like that for Android and generally, part of the lure of Appledevoces is the user friendliness of the experience.
I am not a big fan of Nook or Kindle, or really any other tablet that has it's own, more limited ecosystem. Plus, what they do to Android is usually an abomination, meant to limit your ability tipo customize and maximize the likelihood that you will buy more stuff from them. The point of Kindle is to get to buystuff from Amazon (which is the case with an iPad as well, but it's not as blatant). I like the wide open nature of Play.
I've got a couple iPads, a Nexus 7, Nook Color, a few Kindle Fires at work and I'm probably most in favor of the Nexus. At home I have an iPad and I do enjoy it, but to me Android is a better OS. That is probably more a personal bias; as I said I like the open source nature of Android/Play and IOS makes me feel like I can't figure out how things work very easily.
I have not looked at a galaxy, but as far as screens go, to me iPad and Nexus are the top. So, if the plan is to use it for videos, consider screen quality. The bad news about tablets is that they really don't make for great readers. Backlit display is hard on the eyes and I much prefer Kindle's paper interface. I'm not sure but I've heard they are working on that for tablets. Tablets do have some ability to adjust the readers (i.e., using sepia is less likely to strain my eyes).
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