Other Android tablets are cheaper or more powerful, but the Zen Pad offers the best combination of speed, display quality, and features for the price.
That said, if you’re not already invested in Android, an i Pad is a better tablet in general.
The screen will be smaller, of course, but in many ways it will be just as usable as a tablet—even more so at times, thanks to its better portability.
Many Android tablet apps still feel like stretched phone apps, while i Pad apps have been designed to take better advantage of the tablet’s screen size.
If you have an older Android tablet that’s slow in day-to-day use, you might want to upgrade.
On the other hand, if you have a recent tablet that can get an update to Marshmallow or Nougat, and you’re mainly using the tablet for Web browsing, email, streaming video and audio, or other lightweight tasks, you’re probably fine sticking with it.
As always, if you’re happy with what you already have, you don’t need to upgrade.
But if you aren’t already committed to Android, the i Pad line offers a better combination of hardware, software, and accessories.