3 Very Different Choices for a New Tablet. I need help.

Okay, so I've been planning on getting a new tablet for a while now. I currently have an iPad 2 and its getting a bit long in the tooth. I really dislike Safari and Mail in iOS 7 but my experience with it hasn't been buggy as others have described with the 3rd and 4th gen. I use Google Services a bit (Gmail, Youtube, Google Music, Drive, Chrome). So I've narrowed my 3 tablet choices down to the Nexus 7, Asus Transformer T100 and the 5th gen 10" (I know its not announced yet). I have a Windows 8.1 Desktop PC which I also play games on, an iPhone 5 (its the 3rd iPhone I've had and I am pleased with it, I plan on getting the 6th gen), and I have an Xbox One coming to my door on day one. I currently do not have a laptop since I was no longer using it enough after graduating from college. I use my iPad 2 on the couch, in bed, and when I travel. I want the tablet to last my 2 years before I upgrade again.

Here's a list of Apps I currently use on my iPad 2:

  • Spotify
  • Youtube
  • Google Chrome
  • Gmail
  • Netflix
  • Hulu Plus
  • HBO Go
  • Podcasts (Apple)
  • Facetime

I also play games on my tablet from time to time, this mainly includes:

  • Plants vs Zombies 2
  • Rayman Jungle Run
  • Real Racing 3
  • Pivvot

I've laid out a few Pros and Cons for all three.

Nexus 7 (32 GB)


  • Inexpensive- possible for me to justify yearly upgrades
  • I've never had an Android device and I am tempted to give it a shot
  • I've played around with this tablet before and walked away impressed, it felt like a solid device and I almost bought it
  • The Play Store seems to have most of the apps I use


  • I won't have access to all my iOS apps and I don't know how difficult it would be to change ecosystems
Asus Transformer T100 (64GB)
  • Cheaper than an iPad
  • Runs full Windows 8.1- Could run some indie games
  • Comes with a keyboard dock- Can be tablet and laptop replacement when I need it to be
  • Comes with Microsoft Office 2013
  • Windows 8.1 touch app ecosystem doesn't have everything- I don't want to fool around with a keyboard and non-Apple trackpad while trying to watch Youtube videos in bed
  • Display is weak
  • Not Sure about being able to make it 2 years
iPad (5th Gen)
  • It has all my apps and will not have to switch ecosystems
  • Good Display
  • Will Definitely last me 2 years before I upgrade again
  • It's got Facetime- I use Facetime to video chat with my family since they all have iPhones and iPads
  • Could have a killer new feature (Touch ID *crosses fingers*)
  • The most expensive
Please Verge Readers provide me with any experience or wisdom you have. Don't worry, I won't be buying anything until at least Tuesday. I'm trying to make an educated decision.