Pros: Wow factor with your friends.
Cons: Doesn't really do anything more or better than my android smartphone.
I bought this hoping it would serve some basic functions while traveling: simple video editing, simple document editing, presentations, etc. I bought it at the same time as my Droid X. I replaced an iPhone due to signal and battery reliability issues.
It's a smaller tablet, about half the size of the iPad at 13oz, and only 7in by about 5in. It comes with 16GB of memory on the SD card which can be expanded. Battery life varies by use but 5-7 hours can be expected.
What I liked:1. Beautiful screen. Resolution is sharp and bright.2. Feel. It just feels nice in my hand.3. Improved display of Android apps.
Things like the calendar are vastly improved over the normal appearance in an android smartphone. Viewing and navigating between Month/Day/Year are easier.
The size makes it far more portable than the iPad in that you can conceivably walk and type at the same time. There are a variety of apps available to allow viewing documents and doing limited presentations.
1. There don't appear to be Tablet-specific applications beyond what's available on my phone.2. The keyboard is, frankly, just a little too large to type with my thumbs, and just a little too small to type with my fingers.3. Unlike Splice for the iPhone, there are no real video editing apps.4. In fact, despite assurances about how many apps exist for the Droid - having spent a year with the iPhone, I can state that the quality of apps for Droid lags significantly. 5. The front-facing camera baffles me. I assumed we could Skype with this, but Skype only supports audio on the Galaxy - no video. Even with a WiFi connection. I supposed maybe limited video chat if you had Yahoo Messenger, but it seems like it should Skype.
In the end - I found that I just used my Droid X phone and really just never picked up the tablet. My phone was easier to type with, actually fit in a man's pocket (the Galaxy does NOT fit in a man's pocket, unless you're wearing cargo pants) and features like the camera are much higher quality at 8mpx vs. the 3mpx on the Galaxy. So I get better photos in a far more convenient package. To spend another $35 for a data plan on this when I'm already paying for the phone seems like a waste. Given that there's no voice function on this - the Droid X phone I have is actually far more useful.
I ended up returning the tablet within the 30-day period and taking the $70 hit for the "restocking fee." I replaced it with a $900 Macbook Air, which was more expensive, but lighter, had 4 times the memory and did WAY more being that it was a library.
I can't say if I'm not a tablet person or if tablets just haven't found their niche yet, but the combination of a smartphone and an ultraportable laptop is far more practical than the tablet.