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- Features It does lag a bit sometimes. Especially while typing quickly with the official keyboard dock. Games are becoming abundant though and it's pretty responsive.
- Display Great size for watching movies and reading manga and comics! Bit strenuous on the eyse for longer reads though (ie. novels).
- Battery life The battery life is great on this thing however it takes FOREVER to charge it to full. It literally takes a whole night to charge...
- Ease of use Love the UI for it. There's a task manager widget already installed, the apps screen also has a market link on the top right which is extremely useful.
- Storage capacity 16GB is fine for space. Enough to fit a few movies, some songs and lots of pictures.
- Design and form factor I love my tablet, it's thin and easy to hold with rounded edges.
- Portability (size / weight) It gets heavy to hold when you hold it with one hand for too long during transit.
- Durability Built quality is good. No problems here. Bought a case for it though. Don't want to scratch it in my bag though. Any $15 one is fine.
It comes with Android 3.0 which is okay, I have no problems with it. Sometimes it freezes on me though and I have to reset it. But all in all, it's pretty responsive and the browsing is excellent. Using Pulse and the Engadget, Gmail apps are great. The only quarrel I have with it is you can't type fast on it with the keyboard dock (official one from Samsung), it lags a lot. You'd have to clear memory on it to help with the lag. Reading manga on it is great, as are comics. I tried the Kindle app on it, the size for the screen is suitable, however it strains the eyes a lot for medium to long periods of time, an e-reader would be better for reading (obviously) but in my personal opinion, I don't think reading novels on it are a good idea. Short spurts like comics and manga, on the other hand, is amazing. Games are also getting more and more abundant for Android tablets so it's worth the buy.
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