Ok iPad 3 was sold and the galaxy tab 8.9 was also sold, the latter due to Samsung mincing around and not updating the OS to ICS.
The former the iPad3, whilst an amazing piece of technology, was for me just more of the same, but with a better screen.
Enter stage left the Google Nexus 7. I was wary of this tablet due to the teething issues posted on the Web, but more so as it was made by Asus.
Why? But Asus is a great laptop maker you may say, well I had a TF300 for 2 days, and liked it but the screen, for some reason, gave me a sore head.
Not to also mention the washed out looking reds, buy from someone with a good returns policy so you can try at home for a couple of days to see if it works for you.
I digress, after using the N7 for over a week I have to say the size and portability is just bang on for me. Downsides? If any perhaps Web browsing as it does involve a bit more zooming and the built in speakers are a tad on the weak side.
But overall, bright screen, fast processor and compact size and weight are bang on, was close to getting a Samsung tab 7.0, but I am glad I waited for the Nexus 7 and jelly bean as unlike the Samsung devices I know it will receive timely updates.