"Best tablet for international travel, bar none!"5.0 starson by blade3colorado
Pros: This tablet has a small footprint, thus it didn't take up a lot of space in my backpack. Great OS (which will be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich). One of the fastest processors on the market. This tablet makes an Ipad look slow and cumbersome.
Cons: Typing on a touch screen is a bit more difficult to do vs. a keypad. However, this touch pad is very sensitive and makes a bad situation tolerable because it responds well.
Summary: Small form factor, coupled with a robust processor that will never crash, coupled with great apps, makes this an easy choice, especially when traveling. Additionally, I purchased a leather cover that not only protected the tablet, but did not have to be removed for taking videos or pictures. It looked like a small book that I was carrying. The cover also offered an adequate landscape and portrait stand without you having to remove the cover. I forgot the manufacturer's name, but they can be obtained at Amazon and are quite inexpensive (less than $30). I also forgot to bring my USB connection for my Canon camera while on my backpack trip. Consequently, I had a dilemma with regard to uploading pictures during my trip to Face Book, email, etc. However, the problem was solved by using my Samsung Plus for taking pictures and video. The Galaxy Tab Plus took outstanding video and pictures.This tablet was used for a two-month back pack trip to Central and South America and was exposed to all sorts of environments, including extreme humidity (Panama), cold (Ecuador), rain (Costa Rica), and altitude (Andes).
All in all, this is an absolutely essential device for using on domestic or international trips, where you don't want the weight of a laptop, nor having to haul it out every time you go through airport security. I alluded to this tablet looking like a book (especially when you purchase the leather cover). When you are traveling in South or Central America, this illusion will probably keep you from being robbed, since it does not look like a tablet when you are waking down the street carrying it in your hand. Just sayin' . . .
Updated on Apr 28, 2012