- The device is 7" diagonal - so much small and lighter than the iPad.
- I was fairly impressed with the speed when moving between applications, browsing the web, viewing videos, etc. Samsung utilizes their own processor, not a limitation.
- Free Office Productivity suite (ThinkFree Office) pre-installed.
- Camera - rear and forward-facing. (I'm sure its biggest competitor has this coming in their next release.)
- Flash 10 supported.
- Serves as a Wi-Fi hot spot. Not sure how big this is in the K-12 market, but a nice feature non-the-less.
- DLNA Technology which allows you to display content from the device to other enabled devices such as TVs, computers, etc.
- Good battery life - 13+ hours
- Support for multiple video codecs (mp4, divx, wma)
- Durable - use of gorilla glass
- Price Point - starting at $320
- Wasn't that impressed with the apps available in the Android Market. (Especially in Education)
- A bit clunky / sloppy on the OS side, but this was my first impression of the Android OS
- No USB port
- Image quality on the camera is average to below-average (expected better)
- Cost of data plan
Overall, the device seems quality and I am anxious to hear what other members of my team have to say about it. I'm not 100% sold that it would be worth moving from my iPad to the Galaxy, but I will continue to explore. Definitely worth the time for your district or department to evaluate and determine its value to you and your personnel.