Had an opportunity this evening to try out all of the devices mentioned at a local Best Buy store. I used each device for about 5 minutes with the devices running over the instore broadband service using the device's Internet browser. This is what I observed... iPad 2 - Best of the bunch. Browser was very responsive and smooth while using street view. Physical appearance best as well. Xoom - About the same responsiveness as the iPad 2. Screen not quite as usable with the 16x9 orientation (I think). Appearance was good. Price slightly higher than the iPad. However, I don't believe you can turn 3G data off and on like you can with the AT&T iPad. So price wise I think it is about $200 too high. Galaxy tab - Worst of the bunch. Very, very sluggish. Thick, heavy and practically unusable for the test I did (street views). Price too high for what you get. It also had a hideous screen protector which made it even uglier. Possibly the new line of Galaxy tabs will be competitive. But this version should be pulled from the market because it is so bad. Color nook - Browser quite good. Performance about the same as the iPad 1. Price very good as well. I believe the Color Nook only works over wifi though so it wouldn't be good if you want to use it on the road. Screen was also very nice. I didn't expect much for the color nook and was pleasantly surprised. I don't have an opinion on how good it would be for reading books. I also own the Kindle 2 and Kindle 3 and in my opinion the K3 beats all devices if you want to read books with very little web browsing. I would be curious if others have had the opportunity to use the devices mentioned and what their opinion would be.