Howdy gang, I was just out shopping for a Christmas present for my wife. She wants an Ipad. The 32Gb version is on sale for $250. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/apple-...ffcode=pg259135&ksdevice=c&lsft=ref:212,loc:2 I had a Dell Venue Pro 8 with Windows 8.1. I carried it in a Pelican case. It made for a compact, bombproof setup and I could up/download tracks and routes to my Garmin 478. But the micro usb data/charging port quit working which seems to be a common problem based on my google inquiries. And getting it set up to work was a major PITA which I documented in this thread: http://advrider.com/index.php?threa...tor-maps-on-microsd-in-dell-venue-pro.984597/ The only (sort of) Windows tablet replacement seems to be a Microsoft Surface Pro which is almost 3 times the cost of the Ipad above. So, I'm looking at that Ipad. I've never used anything with an iOS operating system. So I have a couple questions: 1) Will the 32Gb capacity be more or less of a problem on iOS vs. Windows? I'd never buy another Windows tablet with 32Gb. I'm wondering if the iOS system takes up less of the 32Gb than Windows does 2) I haven't paid super close attention to past iOS threads but from what little I have gleaned from those is that Garmin programs seem to work better on Windows computers than Apple. Can I make Mapsource (preferably) and/or Basecamp work on the Ipad?