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Criteria Comments Rating
  • Features Nice Android Honeycomb OS on a small device. good
  • Display Poor. Awful viewing angles - I can't see it if I'm not looking straight at it. Pretty good detail, but only if you look at it right. poor
  • Battery life Very poor. I feel like I have to plug it in to use it. awful!
  • Ease of use Android is not nearly as easy to use as iOS, but it can do a lot more. good
  • Storage capacity 8GB or 16GB models. Still, with MANY cloud options on Android (Dropbox, Evernote, Amazon, Ubuntu One, Google Music beta, etc, etc) I don't miss the extra GB. so-so
  • Design and form factor I think it's pretty darn slick. good
  • Portability (size / weight) I can fit it in a pocket!! Not too heavy. great!
  • Durability Gets a little smudgy. good
Detailed review
I am definitely happy overall with my new tablet purchase. One of the only ways I've heard to get Honeycomb on a 7" screen, which were the two things I was looking for. I love the form factor and the OS. It's pretty slick, has good cameras, and supports plenty of apps. However, the display is bad, and the limited battery life is worse. Don't wander far without your cord. I have to charge it at least once a day to make it through even pretty light use. Pitiful lifespan compared to my (year-old) iPad. Still, I prefer the small size, Android Honeycomb, back button, and cameras over my iPad.