This is the first tablet I have ever had, but so far, out of all the things I have heard about others, This is the best:) I could not have asked for a better gift. Sometimes it can get slow, but every electronic these day do. I think the USB capability makes it more useful for writing assignments for my classes. Being able to use HDMI to put what's on my screen to a bigger one can also be useful for stuff like watching movies or reading assignments. Depending on where I am, the volume is great! Until I get another tablet, This is the BEST! I doubt I will want another tablet anyways.