Hey guys, I've posted countless threads like this in the past (lol, i like to review and make sure i buy the right thing, i'm like that). But finally I've got a job! So it really matters now! Here's the story: So I've really wanted a new toy to play with (Don't all of us want one for the little boy/girl inside of us?) and for my sister, she's been wanting an iPad/2 or whatever. I most recently fixed my cousin's laptop so i have an old laptop to play with and for schoolwork. We also just bought a mac mini, and I upped it to 8GB ram, so it's ship shape. Now, onto the good part. Recently i've stumbled on some ideas, like I would Like something portable (1), touchscreen (2), and a little game-y, that is, able to play NES, Super NES, Genesis and stuff with (3). I also would like something with (4) a webcam and mic for video conferencing/chat. I've also wanted a new phone, so that's also there; however, it might come later, and it's definitely something I can survive without. Some media functionality is a must. eReader functionality would be nice, but is not a deal breaker. So I've been thinking of my various options and devices i've considered. On price: Under $500 is preferable. And also easily found on the internet/Kijiji so I can avoid paying HST >_> Love the Canada! Asus Eee Transformer I like Asus, and I very much like the keyboard dock. The reviews say its the best Android Tablet. nViDia Tegra = yay. Android is good too. PROS: Good hardware, Good software, love the keyboard dock to mimic laptop CONS: I just invested to fix a laptop, 10.1 inch is kinda big to carry around, colour scheme is not that good. BlackBerry PlayBook Tried it at the store, FELL IN LOVE. I love this more than the iPad; i could see myself carrying this around. Nice display, nice shape, nice interface. Flash support. PROS: Nice interface, nice screen, shape is good. I think hardware is good too. CONS: I know NOTHING about BlackBerry (on rooting/jailbreaking/hacking etc) So for gaming and NES and stuff, i'll have to learn. I also don't have a BlackBerry to pair it with, to get the extra features. Apple iPad/2 2 Has a webcam. We all know about the iPad, what more needs to be said? I am also well versed in iOS jail breaking etc so nothing new. PROS: Well versed in platform, lots of software CONS: Obsolete in ~1 year or possibly less, i want something that will last a little longer. Also, it's big to carry around. Price is higher than i'd like. Apple iPhone 4(s/5) It's got a camera, nice hardware, lots of software, as said above I am versed in iOS. PROS: Camera, Hardware, lots of software, well versed in platform, Bonus it's also doubles as a cell phone CONS: Obsolete in ~1 year, possibly less. Price might be higher, but i probably could score it under $450. Also it's kinda small. Also, getting to these devices, no tactile buttons. Getting to these devices... GP2X Caanoo I haven't looked much into it, but its a gaming console, got some games and emulators. Resolution isn't that high, but it is a touchscreen and got tactile buttons. PROS: Pocket-sized, tactile buttons, minimal media playing, open-sourced based. Great price!!! No hacking needed therefore no / less learning curve. CONS: Less support, as it is not that popular. Processing power is pitiful in comparison. Not smartphone OS so not as much apps/customization/etc. OTHER / FUTURE PRODUCTS: PlayStation Vita ViewSonic G-Tablet I've looked into Samsung Galaxy Tab. Me lady's stepdad has one and i tried it at the store, and with both I'm not thrilled, so feel free to recommend it but you've gotta pitch it. Someone recommended looking at Cyanogenmod supported devices, so i added the Viewsonic there. I'm not sure if the Nook B&C will do what i want Thanks for your time guys, hope I can make a nice decision. Mods I don't know if this is the right section, so feel free to move it.