Having been lectured for years by my daughter to go 'Apple' I finally succumbed and to date have not regretted the decision. This tablet is far superior to the Samsung that my wife has. From being light and easy to hold as a starter the quality of build is excellent as are all the apps already installed. I have yet to get to grips with all that it is able to do but so far I have not found any problems and having just spoken to my daughter in Canada using Facetime as opposed to Skype have to say that in spite of Skype being fairly good and reliable the Apple system is better both for picture and sound. Expensive but worth the money.