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Apple's iPad or the Samsung Galaxy? Small-Business Users Debate

The Samsung Galaxy Tab is one of the first real credible tablet challengers to Apple's iPad. But are its more limited apps a hindrance or an advantage?

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This story appears in the July 2011 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Can't Live With It
Joshua Bauder, owner of Bauder Extreme Design, a Washington, D.C.-based graphic and web design business

A busy young owner of a thriving small graphic and web design shop, Bauder says he depends on a tablet computer to get him through long slogs on the cramped Washington, D.C., Metro system. But the device he totes with him isn't the Galaxy--Bauder opted instead for the . Granted, Bauder is a bit of an fanatic. Like many longtime designers, he grew his business to more than 40 clients--from small all the way up to big brands like Rockstar Energy Drink--using his cadre of Apple products. It only made sense to add an iPad rather than an Android device, since he uses Apple's MobileMe service to keep data synced between his Apple laptop, and his tablet. And when he put the head-to-head with the iPad, the real tipping point was that far more apps were available for the iPad than for the Android-based device.

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