You really have to decide what you want to use it for, then look at the different brands. I looked at Ipad and thought it was an awesome machine but for what I wanted (mainly to read & be able to surf net and such) it was too much. It also needed to fit in my purse and go with me. I got the Samsung galaxy and so far so good, but read the reviews first. I played with the blackberry and it was cool too, just a little bigger and heavier in my opinion. I don't think any of these devices are glitch free so read read read the reviews. Amazon.com is a good place to do that! Have fun!