I run an IT business but I am not a geek and neither am I a "must have every latest gadget" person - life's too short for technology fixations. For a while now, every time I sat at home and fired up my trusty (old) laptop to pick up work and personal emails, check out a recipe for leftovers in the fridge, check the TV schedules, catch up on iPlayer, etc. I was more and more drawn to the tablet as a "consuming" device.
Did a bit of research, not an Apple fanboy in any way (their "walled" garden irks me), have an Android phone, 7 inch is too small for a tab - and have you seen the prices of grown-up 10 inchers? So took the middle option of the Galaxy 8.9 tab at what was a short term price (<£300 for a 16GB white).
Brilliant buy, fits nicely to hand whilst sofa browsing or reading a Kindle book, not too intrusive on the kitchen table top when converting that recipe, and its screen size is the same format as the telly so no stretching or waste on films/TV. I have a Samsung 40" LED TV too so can pass content wirelessly and seamlessly from tab to TV, great for holiday pictures, video clips, etc. on a large screen.
Good clear screen, responsive to touch, loads of battery life when left on all day. Not into collecting loads of apps so running Honeycomb is not a problem, nor is just 16GB - but note, you can add external storage at a cost but it is data storage, not for more apps from what I can see.
One minor quibble, recharging is to my mind a bit slow, 4.5 hours from 15% to 100% whilst it was switched on but not being used.
But it still means that the laptop stays shut-up now when at home and "content" is there at the merest touch.