This is my first tablet. I wanted something affordable, yet of high quality. I read lots of reviews on different models. I weighed the options of cellular plans versus cheaper wifi capability only. This one fit the bill on reviews and the tips on what gigs and ram (still confused on those, but I know they are very important) in this unit made it stand out. I wanted to be sure I could add an SD card for memory, which this does have. I also found out from my son that because we have a certain Verizon plan I can use a "tether" wifi feature that lets me use our cell phone data plan for my wifi on the tablet and I can have internet wherever I go without us adding the tablet to our cell service contract (he explained that most plans don't have this ability, but we do). Awesome! So, even though it isn't a phone, I have internet access, so that's awesome for the price of my little tablet! ASUS seems to be one of the top brands for tablets as well. I have used it to play games and e-mail so far, some internet stuff and a movie and u-tube. All played well and the sound was pretty okay with me being close to the tablet. Haven't tested from a further distance as of yet. Tried the camera in my apartment and that was a disaster, all grainy and just didn't work at all. However, was out in a daylight restaurant with friends and it took great pictures. A little washed out on the edge where the light came in the window, but otherwise crisp and sharp colors. The screen is awesome, colors on the screen are sharp, clear and vibrant. Love that! The games run very smoothly, but I don't play anything fancy. Suits my needs so far and I wanted it in order to learn a new operating system (yeah, android tablet is a new experience for me). My phone is android, but it just isn't the same and I don't do that much with the phone, it's too small. So, for a 64 year old lady wanting a new toy and a new technology to learn, I am very happy. The only thing I would want different is more sideways compatibility of the free standard programs like open office, ect. Android apps seem to be just packed full of ads of all kinds which are very annoying and you have to pay to get ad-free versions. I also am not that sure about how side-ways your documents would work between a windows product and the android platform. Guess that's one of the tech things I will learn with time.