Originally Posted by GarnetInChicago
I have the Galaxy Note 10.1 and love it. The split screen functionality, the built-in stylus, and the office suite software were what sold me.
The only thing I'd complain about is the lack of good cases for it. Maybe I just haven't looked around enough. I'd also consider thinking again about the screen sizes. Small differences in size aren't going to make that big a difference in your viewing experience but may make a large difference in the weight and ease of handling the device. For instance, I've been at the airport trying to watch a video on my tablet while drinking a coffee; without a table around to put the device down on, the extra weight can start to wear on you after awhile. If I had the choice to do over again, I'd have gone for a smaller size screen. Those smaller size screens also feel better to me when trying to read ebooks on them.
I have to agree with you about the size. The big iPad is just not suited to hold. Great on a desk or counter though. My 7" is good enough for most uses but I find that the Kindle 8.9" really hits the sweet spot. Big enough to watch a flick on but not so big that it is difficult to hold.