Hers is my take on it.
To get the full meal deal with Flash I think rules out iPad.
It looked like the Xoom might be a real winner and probably is, but like Playbook, seems to have missed the mark according to critics. (Tough Crowd)
This all leads me to believe you must define what it is you want out of it, so I planned to either GO BIG or GO SMALL, nothing in between.
Well BIG turned out to be too expensive for all I really needed to do and that's read the PMBOK PDF without sitting at the computer or burning my knees on the laptop.
So you guessed it, I went SMALL. Hech, if it will do all my Android LG Shine + will do except make a phone call, I'm down with that. I only need WiFi anyways.
So a short trip to eBay and $75 we get a 7" Android 2.2 tablet that will do all we really need.
I always like to start out with a training device and once the needs are better assessed and the technology has a fits all product, then we have spent well.
I've been totally amazed at what my Android phone can do, so I'm sure the same on a larger screen will be just awesome.
I watched a tablet demo with the guy doing video editing. Somehow I just think a multi-core desktop is better.
But checking the web, social media, the net and some basic office functions, then it should be great.
It will be a few years before tablets become the standard of personal computing for many I expect.