ok that makes sense, I have a few friends who prefer the smaller 8.9 to the 10.1. My advise would be to wait and feel the GalaxyTab, because the Xoom was heavy which may have accounted for you prefer a smaller size. The Galaxy tab is lighter then the iPad so it might be better.
Also, the iPad uses some made up aspect ratio making it look square almost. This could be why the size thing is another issue. Because a screen should have never been that aspect ratio, other devices that comfort to more traditional ratios (ie the Galaxy and Xoom) tend to look much larger in the X direction.
Me personally, I prefer something a bit heavier, but thats just me.
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