Tablet and phone

For those who have an android phone and an android tablet, how well do the two work with each other?

I currently have a gingerbread phone and with the release of the new nexus devices, have considered purchasing a Nexus 7 to compliment my phone (and make make my backpack lighter at school). There are some cool features of the iPhone and iPad that make getting both a cool option, such as the photo sync between them. What features are there on an android tablet like this? I am a computer science student so I would mostly be using it for web, email, and textbooks possibly.