If it wasn't for my workplace porting android apps I would have NO hesitation on the iPad since I love the Logitech add on keyboards. There are about 3 models now that attach nicely and protect the screen and give us a mini-laptop like experience. Really really well done by Logitech.
I can't bring myself to nod to the Tab 3 as I like the real Android. For me I'd get the Nexus 7 or 10.
However, given the story, the iPad would be my selection for the gift with the Logitech keyboard+cover.
I have actually already purchased the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, but I am being plagued by doubts if I should have went with an IPad 2 instead. From some research I have done too, it sounds like the Tab 3 is already considered outdated.
My main reason for getting the Samsung is it is a lesser cost than Apple. I am out of work in a few months and do not have a new job lined up yet plus am paying off wedding bills, so I am trying to save a few $ where possible.
Having said that, I am not looking for marital or financial advice, spending an extra $100 on Apple wouldn't break the bank, but saving helps.
She is not a major technology person, I am sure she will not use any very unusual apps on her tablet. She likes to watch videos, take pics, browse online, etc. All pretty standard. Her brother is a major Apple guy, he has an IPad and he got his wife one for Christmas, so he may look down on me for getting his sister a Samsung. She normally does not care about brands, but not 100% sure in this case.
I should mention too that my wife has a Samsung phone, Galaxy 3 I think, so could they not be linked up? Might be some additional benefit there.
So what are your thoughts? I still have the receipt. Should I trade in for Apple or something else? Or am I good where I am?