Depends on what you're gunna use it for.
Can't really go for a tablet if you're looking to do anything more than browsing and watching videos.
I have an iPad 2 that I got for Christmas and I don't use it. Would have sold it but I'm just gunna give it to my little bro. Laptops are a far better investment IMO.
You think? I just find iPads so accessible. Of course, they can't do a lot of what a Latop can do but I find them much easier to handle and what they can do, they do very well.
I use mine for everything; Work, phone calls, browsing, games, education, music, podcasts, movies and definitely reading.
I think the main thing I enjoy them so much is because I can be anywhere and use it and I have never had an issue with the 3G unless it's been somewhere where it can't be accessed.
I would recommend an iPad 2, just not one running 6. firmware