Summary: Just what I wanted. But I find out now that I could have saved some money if I had gone with the 500 instead. You really don't need the 3g capability on a tablet if you have a smartphone that you can use as a 3g hotspot.
Summary: I purchased mine used, using Amazon for the payment system, just in case :) Arrived quickly, and after looking at it closely, I truly couldn't tell it was refurbished. Everything works and I tested it very, very closely for defects.
Summary: Pros: USB port for storage/keyboard - Allows for massive amounts of movies/music/photos unlike 90% of other tabs without adaptors. HDMI port - Watch movies/play games on a big screen from your tab.
Summary: The product arrived two days late, not because of the vendor, but becuase Amazon used 'Home' delivery service who drove past my house three times taking it to every depot in the West Midlands to get it delivered to my house (apparantly nothing to do with Amazon, which I can't work out).
Summary: Excellent tablet. Came up to all my expectations. Apple I pad is no match to this tablet. Only slight difference is in the rather slower start when switching on the tablet. In that department I pad is faster but the a501 has many more plus points over I pad such as the USB port, HDMI facility,...
Summary: Weighty, conveying a sense of quality. Easy to set up. OS is robust with a polished UI. Comes with enough pre-installed software to satisfy most end-user requirements. Charges quite quickly after first time. With 3g you can pop in a SIM from a mobile broadband dongle and you're up and running.