I'll throw this out there that I know not too much about tablets, I kind of see them as over sized smartphones that don't make phone calls. Anyways wife was playing around with her aunt's old ipad (I think gen 2), and has made mention of wanting one. I took this as "one" tablet that doesn't suck ass. So far I'm leaning towards the Samsung, simply because I do not want to give into the Apple con, of charging you an extra $100 for $20 worth of memory (or whatever). Samsung at least allows microSD for storage so that's cool on that front. Plus her phone is also a Samsung so she should have familiarity with the OS. (or more to the point, me as "fix it it doesn't work" does). Plus it's about $100 cheaper. So my question isn't so much "which one is better" since they both seem fairly identical, maybe more vivid colors on the Samsung (supposedly) but ... is there any compelling reason why I should get the Air 2 over the Samsung?