We technically already have one of these, but my oldest and youngest kids fight over it CONSTANTLY because they both love it. There's really no comparison with any of the cheaper 'mock' computers various relatives have attempted to give them to prevent the squabbles, and this is a great deal! And it's even a different color than the basic one.
Our oldest has ALSO played with an Ipad, but he really likes having a system that's just for him, and even likes the cartridge games, which make him feel in control. There's nothing about it he doesn't like, and he's a really picky kid.