Originally Posted by detayls
Yes, but the truth is that you are not really buying a tablet. You're buying into a community. If you are already a Kindle customer then I agree that the Kindle Fire is a good deal. If you are not then the iPad 3 16gb is so much more in every way and you can still read your Kindle books. The iPad 2 is OK but stretch your $$$ and get the 3. It trounces the Kindle when viewed as a system.
I agree that the iPad 3 is better, it simply is not $200 better for my needs, and as an iOS and Mac owner, I can say that the Apple System is not enough better for what I need to justify the premium.
That and $299 is just inside my price range and $499 is right out for the foreseeable future.