Afternoon all, next year I shall going on an all expenses paid MOD holiday and as such I've been toying with the idea of getting a tablet to save on space and weight whilst traveling around. I've narrowed my search down to the iPad 2 or Samsung Galaxy S 10.2. My main question is, how do these tablets compare to a laptop when it comes to using an office program? This is because I'm planning on continuing my OU studies whilst I'm away. I've looked at some review sites and they seem pretty evenly matched but the reviews I've read haven't really touched on using them for work. I'm leaning towards the Galaxy as it has USB connectivity which means I could (in theory) store my movies/porn/photos/ou work on a seperate HDD/flash drive thus saving on memory on the tablet, I also understand that the Galaxy supports flash, which would come in handy for some of the OU online video bits. If there's anyone out there who has experience of using either of these tablets for word processing and a lesser extent watching movies I would greatly appreciate some help in making my mind up. * I'll most likely be getting an Otterbox Defender case for what ever tablet I decide on but if anyone has a recommendation for a good rugged case then feel free to chip in.