With the release of Apple's new iPad tablet PC device causing mixed reactions but undoubted demand from fans of Apple and it's previous products, I thought I'd look back at the arguments that have raged over the years for which product from which manufacturer was better then another. From the Console Wars (portable and plug-in) between Nintendo, Sony & Microsoft to Marvel vs DC there have been supporters on all sides who claim superiority. Often there was no clear winner, different products offered different things. If I wanted more fun out of my console I'd choose Nintendo with the likes of Mario & Zelda. If I wanted superior gameplay and graphics I'd more likely go for Microsoft's Xbox 360. What I want to know is, are any of you big champions of a brand and their particular products or do you select carefully based upon what you require a product to do for you? Do you choose a Mac because you like Apple, or do you choose it because it has superior applications you need? Were you a follower of Sony in the console wars or did you buy the console that was considerent the best? Do you rush out to the shops the minute a new Micorosoft product is available?