Originally Posted by MagiCaleb
I did consider, though, getting the Transformer Prime with the keyboard attachment. 32Gb at $500 starting price was great, and the specs and it were even better. Personally, I think that the Transformer Prime is a lot better than the iPad 2, and will admit that I know there will be somethings it has that the iPad3 does not. I still can't bring my self, though, to not buy the iPad 3 when it comes out.
Interesting dilemma! Well Android 3/4 is fantastic too, but it depends what you want from it! Since I switched to my Samsung tab, I've been really enjoying the advantages of Android on tablets, but I seriously miss the app store, since the Android Market is just a bloated mess of amateur rubbish. The 2048x1536 screen sounds epic, but remember that some Android tabs aren't that far off of it, and ask yourself how much of it you'll use. 1024x768 is netbook resolution, so it struggles with some sites, but the iPad 3 should render websites beautifully at that res - but on the other hand rarely are sites built for any bigger than 1280x800, and most Android tabs match that res. I mean if it's better than blu-ray, that's awesome, but how much of that will you benefit from on a 9" screen, if you get my drift?
The main advantage I can see with the retina display is web browsing in portrait - the sites will be perfectly clear in portrait now, with fully legible, sharp text, and you'll probably find yourself browsing websites in portrait more often than landscape which will mean a tonne of information on the screen at once.
For me iPad is all about the app store, that's what you're getting for your buck, so it depends how you use your tablets. If you want to indulge in great games and apps which you know will always work, definitely grab yourself an iPad. If you're more interested in computing on the go with great multitasking and such, grab yourself the Transformer.