This is a really AWESOME tablet! We have really enjoyed using it. My 3-year-old loves the games that can be downloaded on it and begs to play them on the tablet. It's also really awesome because it's more convenient then getting a laptop out. It's great for travel because of it's size/portability and ease in turning on. It travels very well and its durable. it has made trips in planes and cars several times and has held up fabulously through the security checks and other luggage. I believe the iPad's battery lasts a bit longer, but this one is much cheaper than iPad. The processing speed is pretty fast and it's super light weight. If you are wanting to try out a tablet, but don't want to shell out the big bucks for an iPad I would recommend this for your consideration. It's awesome for searching on the internet and playing games because of its fast speed. The screen picture is also awesome-- so clear and high quality. If you're in the market for a tablet I would definitely recommend considering this Toshiba Excite. You will not be disappointed!