Benchmark wise it rates lower then my Galaxy s3 but i find this thing "buttery" smooth and fast. really fast.
-initial boot up was fast
-found my wifi right away and i signed in. My meter strength showed all white not blue so i could not log into google to start setup
-rebooted the thing. Now i got full wifi blue signal
-finished off setup and waited for all things to sync. This seemed to take for ever and maybe it was a poor connection but it said my wifi was excellent. just the same i decided to reboot the thing. Now its rocking.
-got notification of my 25$ googleplay credit
-checked for updates none available.
-about 20minutes later i get notification of a jellybean update so i applied it
Been using it hard for about 2 hours now. its simply amazing. I don't notice any of the "Build quality control issues" so far. I am downloading he free transformer movie now for offline play. I have AirDroid running now and I am transferring 8 gigs worth of The Pacific, so ill be gobbling up much of the things space in very short time, but im just doing to to play around..
I plan to try the navigation offline tomorrow as google maps works offline now.
If you wanna see how sexy the screen is download DEAD TRIGGER.(free zombie game) In the first level water is dripping down an entrance, walk through it slowly and watch the water cover your screen.. just kinda cool.
Chrome browser really works well. But noticed my my photobucket widget on my personal webpage is not loading.. adobe flash player is no longer available for jellybean... so ill see if it works from dolphin when i get a chance.
Overall very impressed..
Grabbed on of these for the playbook. Regular was a sickening $30, but the girl at staples let me have it for $15(side note first time i have ever been up-sold at staples. After she grabbed me the tablet she began to up-sell me a case and screen protector... thought i was at FS for a minute. i was so happy to find one i bought it all LOL)