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A really great device
on 18 May 2012
Travelling a lot for work, and having to take the work laptop with me already, I wanted something portable I could use on planes / at airports etc for music / films / internet etc. After spending 4-6 weeks debating either this or the 7.7" tab I happened to see both at the airport, and that made up my mind to buy this.
The screen on this is great - so much bigger and better than my wife's I-pod Touch. It is just the right size to fit in a coat pocket when not needed, and really lightweight to hold.
Initially it took a bit of working out due to the very limited instructions supplied - e.g. needing a Gmail address, and logging into Samsung apps, but after a few errors you can work it fairly easily.
So far: wifi great, internet great, sound quality from the inbuilt speaker = good. I got a proper set of JVC headphones to go with it, rather than the in-ear set supplied, and the sound quality with them is superb.
Transferring music files onto it is pretty easy when you work it out (just make sure you carry out any editing of artist / title in Windows Media Player before you transfer it over to the Tab, as I can't find a way to do it after sync'ing it).
I can't fault it so far.
Update 25 May 12: the unit is really easy to use when you get going, and the capacity for holding music tracks (8Gb unit & 32Gb SD-card)is really good. Sound quality from the inbuilt speakers is really good as well.
HOWEVER - have had the 2nd most frustrating day in my life trying to use the KIES software from Samsung. After 3 attempts at dowloading and running it it will not run and connect - it either comes up with unhelpful error messages with no answer to resolve it, or sits there for 1.5+ hours saying 'connecting....' and does nothing else. If I had to score the KIES software it would be 0 stars out of 5 for user unfriendliness and un-usability.
Update 26 May 12: after browsing the internet I have fixed the issue with access to Kies - go to Settings / Wireless & Network / USB settings & activate the Samsung kies option.
Update Oct 2013: Still think it's great.