This is a biased thread. Its like going to an apple forum and asking the same question.
I wanted to get a tablet myself, after putting much thought into it, I decided against it. Tablets in my opinion are all hype. I can't see what more can a tablet do than a mini-tablet) a phone can't do.
If I need something quick and mobile to look up, I'm not going to use my big ol tablet, I'm going to use my phone. If I have homework I have to type, I'm not going to use a tablet, I'm going to use my netbook. if you get an ipad, and decided you indeed want to use it old school, you can get the keyboard attachment. Just what we need, more accessories, considering the price.
Pretty silly invention, Its a bragging purchase that does nothing, just to appease the mind of the bourgeoise. I guarantee you, you're not going to pay attention to it in less than 3 months.
Am I saying get the vita? Nope, not saying that either. Just giving you my perspective on tablets. You should go to the apple store, than go to Best Buy/Gamestop and compare and sit down and think about it real thorough.
What do you like about the ipad/psv?
What has you excited for the ipad/psv?
What new features do ipad/psv introduce?