FWIW, all my machines at home are PC.
Truth be told, it's just for the wife, but I'm the person who's going to have to maintain the device, back it up, transfer files etc, thus my reluctance. I hate the lack of built-in I/O, too.
ALSO, she doesn't just want it for consumption - she wants to sketch on it (she's an artist), manipulate images (although not full blown Photoshopping), record audio (just basic voice), and use Chinese input on occasion. Must admit, was pretty impressed with the Chinese key-in methods, which were snazzy and didn't require changing the whole OS to Chinese. Couldn't find a similar input method on the Asus / Galaxy devices I was looking at.
Doesn't the ipad require everything to go through itunes, and not function just like a USB device? I need to research more, obviously, but hexus is part of that process.
So, any advice you might have?