After a month of research and debate on what tablet to buy, Ive narrowed it down to the Samsung Galaxy 8.9. There was lots of pros and con's to look at, and some interesting tablets on the market, not to mention the wait for the Amazon folks to reveal their Fire in the hole" tablet (a disappointment to me). The winning feature on the Sam 8.9 was the tablets size, in particular its thickness. After all I didnt want to be standing next to a IPad owner and be apologizing for my tablets obesity. I would have liked the connector ports, USB and HDMI etc. to have been on the tablet itself like the king of ports the ACER A500. After a LOT of reading I discovered that the Sams proprietary port quietly hidden on its thin side, and that it can be used with a host of connectors, adaptors and cables being offered. Hint here for the Samsung folks, mention that in your ads. I still havent got a clear picture if the Sam 8.9 unit has a Micro SD slot, some reviews state it has, some say no? While on that subject some have claimed a processor speed of 1.5 GHz other writers state 1.0. Either way the units size is right in there with momma bears bed, not to big not to small, just right. Ira. S.