Having owned the Tab A 9.7 with S Pen and the Samsung cover for it, I'm a little disappointed that this cover doesn't measure up to the one for the previous model. Most of the time the magnetic attachment of the tablet to the new book cover is fine, but if you put the tablet horizonal and use the case as a stand, the magnetic connection can be weak. The Tab has slipped a couple of times. Further, in stand mode, the cover now only allows for two positions instead of the continuous positioning of the previous. Would I recommend it? Yes, as I did not see anything out there that seemed better. But while Microsoft Surface Pro has come forward in the way they allow their device to be continuously positioned, Samsung has taken a giant step backwards with the cover in limiting one to only two positions. The materials are nice, even if I did have a personal preference for the cloth cover for my 9.7. I'm glad I upgraded the tablet. The new one is faster, much faster, seems to have a better Wi-Fi antenna, and has a better screen, even if 16:10 isn't my first choice in screen geometry. But while the device has moved decisively forward, the book cover has taken a small step backward.