Attached are some pics I took of the tablet at work today.
Physically, it is a very nice looking device and feels very good in the hand; pretty comparable to the iPad Air. It's sturdy with no creaking. You can see some very small imperfections in the metal finishing around the buttons and speaker, but they are not really noticeable unless you look closely.
The screen is gorgeous; bright and sharp with good viewing angle performance.
The WiFi works well and the OS is very snappy.
GSM only worked in 2G with my T-Mobile microSIM. This was expected because of it's limited US radio compatibility.
The speakers are a bit tinny and don't have the low end or loudness that the iPad Air has.
The camera isn't great. You can see a lot of muddy compression and distortion, but that may be the app it uses. I'll do more testing on that later.
AnTuTu is 42162! (screenshots attached)
After using it for an hour or so, I am very pleased for the price I paid ($250 total shipped from China via DHL).
I will add more details to this post as I use the device more.
Tried Google Camera and the images seem clearer. Definitely a usable camera, but won't replace your P&S.
GPS is very slow and sometimes does not pick up.
Screen transitions are not the smoothest. The tablet runs fast, but seems to hiccup here and there when loading apps and images. I think this is pretty normal for China devices. I'm going to research some tweaks and I'll update if I find anything that helps. Please keep me informed of any suggestions as well.
Battery meter is not very accurate but the device seems to have a very long battery life.
Shuame/Root Genius does not work. Device is unrooted.
Google Chrome keeps crashing. Tried 2 different versions. Native Browser and Firefox work fine.