Before opting for this tab I read a lot of reviews, so was fairly clear what I hoped to find when I opened the box. For once, I was not disappointed.
Confession first - I am no tech wizard. In fact I am a middle aged lady who likes to browse news sites, use e-mail, read books etc. Thus anything too technical was always going to be a challenge. However there were no such problems. Within a few hours using the small but well-written instruction manual, I had all my e-mail accounts working and was merrily discovering the joys of the Android market.
Good points so far-
Excellent response time - iPlayer for instance shows no hint of 'lumpiness'.
Beautiful clear display and very sensitive touch screen.
Free keyboard supplied with case make life so much easier when entering text. However on-screen keyboard is also straightforward.
Good sound quality.
No problems with wi-fi connection.
Ifs and buts-
Didn't arrive with Kindle app loaded, so had to download it from the Android market. This was a useful exercise in finding my way around my new toy, and taught me the hard way to use the machine's menu button to access options in an app. (I was looking for something on screen and getting very frustrated when it wasn't there!). Of course this was in the instruction booklet, as I realised later.
To summarise, this is an excellent machine in terms of both its construction and performance. By picking and choosing from Android market it can be adapted for the needs of any user, be they a professional, a young social networker, or a middle aged amateur like me. It offers all you could ask at half the price of equivalent performing tabs. Great!