Pros 3.1 Honeycomb interface; native 5-screen Pentagon format feels custom tailored for a 10.1 inch display.Very easy to set up the 5 home screens for work, entertainment, whatever. Gray back is a good step for Samsung, looks extremely smooth
Cons Well, there are two, albeit small and not entirely specific to the Galaxy 10.1. First, as with any full-sized tablet, you need a bag, briefcase, manbag, something to carry it in. Second, would've loved to have seen a dual-core processor.
Summary Very good tablet. Apple clearly has the upper-hand here, and while I hate to give Apple credit for anything, they earned the lead because they had the insight to, again, think iPod here, produce a new product, and they are reaping the rewards of being first. The Galaxy 10.1, however, is the best contender to date. Just look how hard Apple is fighting the release of the Galaxy in Europe (they've received a temporay injunction banning the sale of the Galaxy 10.1). They know that their market-share is going to drop as more and more Android tablets come to market. Anyway....like I said earlier, my laptop hasn't moved since I purchased the Galaxy. It really has mastered the utility of a tablet; long battery life, looks great sitting on your coffee table, and most importantly, ease of use. Hit the power button, do the slide, and tap that app;done. Also, the claims that the Android app store is lacking in any way is rubbish. If you can't find an app for whatever it is that you need to do, then you are into some serious non-mainstream stuff. I see the appeal of an iPad, but the flash support issue really is a deal-breaker. Total ease of use when opening any webpage and being able to watch the video embedded in the text of a story. If html5 was right on the horizon then I could at least see the argument. But it's not, so I don't. The Galaxy 10.1 trumps all other tablets trying to catch up to the tablet bandwagon, and, while it may not be driving like the iPad, it's definitely got its' feet up, resting comfortably, knowing the iPad isn't going anywhere without it.
Pros Easy to use and intuitive for a beginner. Great graphics for the Angry Birds type games. Sound level can be loud enough for the hard-of-hearing.
Cons None for a beginner.
Summary My totally computer-illiterate husband got the Galexy Tab to play games with our granddaughter. In few days, he figured out how to access his email at work, go to the 5 websites he visits and purchase more games. As time goes on, he may expand to other uses. He has been looking at the huge list of available apps. He feels very positive about using this device, so it will not be put on a shelf to gether dust. He got a Hot-Spot device, so he has no problems accessing the internet or the apps market. I thought I would need to spend a lot of time helping him. That hasn't happened.
"Best there is!"on by nkycat
Pros Size, picture, speed, weight, flash
Cons None that I could see
Summary Owned both. My Samsung crashed after 17 days so returned it and got an IPad 2. What a mistake! I should have got another Galaxy 10.1 tab. I guess I'll just have to save my money and buy another. Anyone want to buy a slightly used IPad 2 32 gig wi-fi?
Pros Adobe flash player, light and thin.
Summary I think is the best ipad competitor.
Pros light, thin. flash does work. you can watch whole movies online.
Cons nothing really
Summary i have owned both ipad and samsung galaxy tab 10.1. in fact, i sold my ipad to get the GT 10.1 and i will just say that i am million times happier.