Originally Posted by benjammin172
I think $600 will be reasonable if it is close to perfect out of the box. I've had my Vibrant since launch day and although I am very happy with it, there are some things about it that are unexcusable. The lag is obviously an issue, as well as the terrible stock e-mail application. My biggest concern is that Samsung will not get updates out for the device in a timely manner. I've waited for months for the Froyo update for the Vibrant, I don't want to purchase the Tab for $600 and have to wait 6 months to have Gingerbread and Honeycomb to come along. For $400, maybe even $500, the Tab would be a day one purchase. However at the $600 price point, I'll be waiting for the Notion Ink Adam or maybe even the Blackberry Playbook. Both of those devices seem to have better hardware and should have better battery life.
I don't particularly see how the Playbook would have significantly better battery life. It could only save power through the 3g stack (same as on their handsets) which won't make much practical difference when the screen is slurping so much. As for the Adam, well it weighs nearly double the Tab.
As for the specs, yes those devices have a little more in RAM, but not much else. I doubt that in practice you could tell the difference. Also, the Adam is going to force you to use its own market, so thats a HUGE downside to me. Also, you can't get the Notion in contract to my knowledge, so you will HAVE to pay the full list, no choice to get a carrier subbed one and spread the cost.
Also, yes the Tab is reasonably priced.
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