This tablet was bought to keep in touch with family during a holiday abroad. It fulfilled that roll with ease, connecting to wi-fi in rented villas and hotel rooms. Of course, tapping out an email on its little keyboard is slower than typing but it's not meant for writing novels.
In my opinion, the one and only drawback is its battery life:
I knew before I bought that the battery would not last long but, when only reading a book, listening to a few downloaded songs, playing simple games and puzzles and switching off completely for an airline food break, it managed a good chunk of the Atlantic flight. I found even switching to 'hibernate' uses more battery than I expected so, switch right off if you want to use your tablet after a break of more than a couple of hours where there is no opportunity to recharge.
The Android operating system and touch screen were new to me (a silver surfer) and the learning curve was steep but not impossible. The website: The Complete Android Guide was helpful for getting started and a 'Grandchild' is a help when stuck on something so basic even a guide would not explain! I discovered the tip of a fingernail is best for tapping and the back of a fingernail is best for sliding. The stylus works well but scratches, so, if I had the time over again, I would place a screen protector before using.
The bonus, that comes with this tablet at home, is being able to read at any time of night without disturbing the other half by switching on a light!
I know it might be a tad frustrating to use, for someone who has known better and much, much more expensive items and I know I use a miniscule of this tablet's capabilities but I love it.
Go for it!