Sorry dude. The iPhone hater forums have been closed for years due to lack of interest in old news. I use an iPad 3 because there is nothing, literally nothing, out there that can render digital photos in the field like the iPad 3. I could spend 3 times as much on a fancy laptop, and though I'd have better photo editing capability I'd have less rendering ability.
If you're a gamer or a web surfer or a facebooker, Android will probably work just fine for you. If image quality is critical for you, an Android tablet still offers some very powerful photo editing options. But in terms of actual image rendering for critical editing, the display of those Android tablets still comes up woefully short to the new iPad's.
Pony up for the best.