"High Expectations Exceeded"4.5 starson by Ninja-Jake
Pros: Light, bluetooth, open source programs, cheap
Cons: Video sometimes need conversion
Summary: In short, the N800 is awesome. The community is lively (for example, there is a nice forum over at Internet Tablet Talk), the programs do what programs on regular PC:s do, it can be used to run my regular computer remotely, e-mail and browsing works perfectly, etc.
Nokia has recently upgraded the operating system OS2008 and made the N800 run at a faster clock speed (400 MHz). So it not only looks better, it is also more likely that applications such as video playback will run smoothly. Sometimes video require conversion, but this is not a rule. For example, I had to convert Superbad before watching it, but Simpsons the movie ran without conversion.
It is interesting that Nokia's tablet ranks among the three best selling electronic devices on Amazon.com this Holiday considering that CNET thinks it is too difficult.
Although I am incredibly happy with my N800, the Nokia N810 ($419 on buy.com) might be slightly better. The problem is that the N810 costs twice as much the N800 ($200). Hence, when the price comes down for the N810 it will probably be a better choice. Note, however, that there are some features in the N800 that are missing in the N810.
Anyone buying the N800 should probably consider buying extra memory and and a bluetooth keyboard. The on-screen keyboard works fine, but it becomes tedious to use if you need to write longer texts. These factors might be thought of as cons, but since they so easily can be overcome, I hesitate to call them problems.