I have been around awhile, I actually worked on an IBM650, room full of tubes. I had macs and then got annoyed. Run pcs now. Have a few IPAD 1, my grandchildren love them, the interactive Thomas the Train engine is great, touch the train and it talks, etc. I have an original Nook color (modded), it may be slow but has a great screen. Have 2 Droid Razr Maxx phones, my original android died. Tried to avoid Apple, but the Ipad has great apps for children. I also run model trains, N scale (half HO size.) I am thinking about a new Android tablet.