"Awesome tablet. Awesome Screen 16:9 1280x800. Great OS."4.5 starson by nunyabees
Pros: Screen (16:9 / 1280x800)
Light Weight (compared to ipad)
8.9 is a perfect size only 1" less than the ipads 9.7
Cons: No SD expansion
No HDMI out (although there is a cheap adapter)
Plastic back (however this may help with weight, plus its in a case anyway)
Proprietary charging port
Summary: Screen is awesome at 1280x800 and 16:9 aspect ratio unlike the 4:3 ipad. If you want a lighter tablet without loosing too much real estate like the 7" tablets. Then this is the one. Sure I could have the bigger heavy ipad to compliment my phone, but in all honesty it just felt like I would have been buying the same thing I already have just bigger. I like the Android OS even though it does take a bit more getting used too. But all the apps I use work great on this device.Also, at $350 at Best Buy this was a great deal.
I already have an iPhone so the iPad seemed like nothing new, just bigger. I love the 8.9 form factor since it lets you hold the tablet with one hand, for reading and browsing. We will get ICS soon and that should make it all the better. I spent 3hrs in the store trying to decide: iPad, Fire, Iconia, 10.1 tab, 7 tab and after all that time this one just made sense. Its lighter, smaller, has a great OS and supports Flash (kids can play Cartoon Network Games). I am disappointed with the lack of SD, but in reality I will never need it all my music is on my phone and home PC. Also could use HDMI out but again not something critical for me.
Updated on Apr 2, 2012