(prepare to say I couldn't possibly be for real): I tried out the new playbook at best buy. Let's skip to the conclusion: There's no way this thing will even beat an iPad 1 running iOS 4.3 in terms of overall UI fluidness. The iPad 2 is king. The thing was a bit confusing considering the button placement and I had to search since the iOS devices come with a simple home button I'm accustomed to on this new playbook it was already a turn off. I tried the browser out first and last. The speed is pretty decent but I believe subjectively the ipad2 is still faster. I just loaded up CNN and engadget. I tried to pinch to zoom and it's fast but hell no even the iPad 1 is superior. Ipad2 is just icing smooth. The playbook like the android devices just don't have the "feel" of smoothness down at all. Of course I am comparing to the iOS. I left because after having an ipad1 and now the iPad 2 I really know. There's nothing on the market close to getting my money like the iPad. Sorry haters but if you can't hold my interest at a kiosk for more than 3 minutes you lose. Forget the lack of apps. Even the feel of the device is meh at best. Now I know why the iPad sells extremely well. Lastly the screen was not impressive enough for me. iPads larger screen is definitely more pleasing.