There is no camera on the ipad one.. And it's specs don't match that of the transformer personally its just old now and new applications for the ipad will forget it eventually.
The ipad has the ecosystem and itunes support behind it. I I think it just all depends on the experience you want.. The cheap tablets are not good at all.. You can 100% do word processing on a tablet.. There are many office applications in the market. I personally love tablets that can attach to a keyboard.. Laptops seems dull after using a tablet. The transformer allows you to expends its memory through its keyboard dock and an sd card on the device as well as internal memory. Things like that you'll never find on an ipad..
It all comes down to personal choice.if it 100 percent is for leisure then get an ipad, transformer, galaxy tab, and hell even tablets like the kindle fire or nook are good just to watch movies and play games.
The camera is not an issue for me I have a dedicated camera I dabble a bit in photography but I'm really like the Apple Store and if I had to sacrifice a generation since I don't intend on spending iPad 2 money then if the advantages of the iPad 2 are slightly or in acceptable parameters I would get it.
Good luck rendering flash on the ipad. For 1/3 the price, the Playbook is easily the better purchase IMO.
What didn't you like about the browser?
Just overall browsing Beast I'm here going on my manga sites, loading the FB app etc..... and it either browse slowly and or fails all together in the middle of browsing and I'm here with the iPad 2 and my Laptop on the same connection and not having any browsing issues.
Just as a reference, you should read this:http://www.techdigest.tv/2011/06/blackberry_play_8.html
According to them, browsing on the Playbook is better than browsing on the ipad.
It's a good comparison and I agree with it.
For the same price would I take an ipad? Yes. It's probably a little better overall. It's certainly not 2-3 times better though, and it should be seeing as you're paying that much more for it.
I also saw a good review of it on youtube but no review is going to over write my own experiences its not like I'm going from site and reading reviews about it to come to a conclusion I have a Playbook right in front of me now so that is what I'm basing my views from.