With the rumored iPad mini due to be announced this week I thought it would be a good time to reflect upon my experience with both the iPad and the Google Nexus 7.
I've had an iPad (second generation) for over a year, and a Nexus 7 for a few months. Long enough to get to know them pretty well. I originally got the iPad as a "family" device, and it seems to serve that purpose quite well. My wife and I use it to read news and our 3.5 year old granddaughter plays game and watches cartoons on it. It does all of this and more very well.