Recently, when asked about the upcoming Wii U control pad, the president of Nintendo America, Reggie Fils-Aime, stated that Nintendo had not created a tablet, as many people have been commonly calling it, but rather a controller with a screen. It is not intended to be, in itself, a personal experience, but an experience to be shared by many through the larger television screen, though still improved for the player by the personal screen. This two screen experience will differentiate this console from any tablet you have heard of, though it does include all of the abilities of most tablets, as well as others. Gamers, if you have to choose between an iPad and the Wii U, you will get more features out of the Wii U. What do you think?
Source: My Nintendo News