compared this tablet to the IPAD 2, ASUS, Blackberry Playbook, XOOM, using CNET, and several other consumer comparison tools. Then I visited several stores to do a side by side comparison. Based on price and functionality alone, the ASUS and XOOM also were good choices, because they come with HDMI and USB ports. However the Galaxy 10.1 actually has a better camera,
(even though my Galaxy 10.1 only has the 3 MP camera, go figure!) Although, I WISH that we had the same 8 mp camera that the Eurpoean version comes with, the photos and videos look quite good.
I also purchased the keyboard that works well for fast typing. The drawbacks are that you currently have to download an app from Samsung support in order to transfer photos and videos FROM the tablet to a PC. I also think that the MOVIE STUDIO app is the most difficult movie editor that I have seen! IMOVIE KILLS this app. MediaHub doesn't allow for movies etc. outside of the US, same for Netflix. That being said, the Android 3.1 on this tablet works great and the tablet itself is kind of a better version of the IPAD 2 in many ways, and since it is just about the same in price, I would suggest that anyone that likes the IPAD2, do a side by side comparison with the Galaxy 10.1.