Well, to celebrate my birthday this month (Jan 4), I am considering a tablet purchase. My hubby has the first Kindle Fire, he likes it, and I'm thinking about the Fire HD or the 4LTE But I am really thinking about an iPad. Cost IS an object and I've never used an Apple product before -must be aable to use MS products. Also a keyboard some for writing (yes, a new laptop makes better sense with that) but mainly web surf, email, reading, etc. I'd love it if it had a self-contained "hot spot" but that gets pricey. Any suggestions? I really know very little about this kind of thing.