So far I am impressed with the Galaxy Tab. It is thinner and sleeker than the iPad I have been using; and, being an Android user already, the interface is familiar and easy to navigate.
The screen is nice and bright, and large enough that I don’t necessarily feel like I am working on a mobile device. However, the Tab does have a function that auto adjusts screen brightness, which tends to dim the screen at odd times. This feature can be turned off, so I think I will try using it with the auto adjust on for a few days, then off for a few days, to compare battery life in each mode.
Setup was a breeze, although I don’t quite understand why one cannot connect to the 802.1x wireless during initial configuration. Instead, you have to wait until after the device has walked you through the process, and is up and running, to connect to the UCO_SECURE network. Also, the wireless connection dialog box which pops up requesting credentials is rather small. It took me a minute to figure out that you have to scroll the box up and down to enter all of the required information and settings. I can see how a non-technical person could miss some of the settings entirely. Once I was connected to wireless, email setup was simple. Within a few minutes I had 3 e-mail accounts added, as well as my calendars and contacts synced.
So far the only disappointment is that the Galaxy did not come with a case or cover; I would hate for this device to get scratched or dinged, so I will have to be extra careful until I can get it protected from the elements, and my clumsiness.