24 hours in, here's my initial thoughts:
This tablet is replacing a 12 inch android tablet (also by samsung) and is a 'second interface' for me. light browsing, news feeds, media consumption, and light sketchwork (when the ding-dang stylus becomes available!) so I'm not expecting it to do any heavy lifting.
What you you already know:
That Amoled screen. others have covered this before, but I will say this was a primary motivator for me. I read a lot of comics / watch shows/ stream games at night and light bleed drives me nuts. It's gorgeous and beyond any fault I can find.
The Build quality: SOLID. more so than my notepro 12.2, comparable in flexing/creaking to the surface 4 they had at best buy. (so, like unless you are purposely trying to hurt it, it feels like a solid piece of glass / aluminum
Verdict is out on this, but after a full charge I spent a good 6 hours tweaking testing, running it through the paces and got it down about halfway. This bodes well. Seemed to charge back up to 100% in about 40 minutes but I wasn't watching it that closely.
Network connectivity: no real surprises here, I was worried the wifi adapter might not be strong enough to stream 40k bitstream reliably, or the tablet able to handle the data associated with it.
Memory: Not enough, appears to be the achilles heel here. Most of the time when I needed to test the limits, I was able to get a pretty good sense of impairment unless I closed everything else. I'm kinda ok with this considering the price point and the rest, but they need options.
I did not experience any bluescreens or wakelocks (failing to come out of sleep). I did run windows and samsung update immediately after the launching wizard and made sure all of that was up to date before I started testing.
Here are the apps I was worried about that seem to work without issue:
Splashtop remote screen to my main pc, running games and heavy lifting with Photoshop, Reaper Music Studio, etc, works pretty good. Use the client from their website instead of the one in the MS store. Expected resolution differences (my pc runs at 1080p on a 55" monitor) result in some letterbars, but with the amoled contrast this isn't that annoying to me.
XBOX streaming with the XBOX application - works great, can stream at highest resolution
Photoshop Cs2 works pretty good so far for my needs (15mp image editing, fine art creation) but haven't been able to test stylus work. This remains a concern for me because PS can eat up some MEMORY. I don't even want to think of what a newer version of PS might do.
HULU, Neflix, Amazon Video, Google Movies and TV, all of them through Chrome works fine.
Netflix Windows 10 app worked fine for me.
NextGenReader Feedly client - works fine, needs a black theme instead of just Dark to take advantage of amoled
Kindle for PC - even with grey on black theme, still has a menu bar to the left of whatever I'm reading. Distracting and using more power than necessary - will probably end up using Calibre to read ebooks as it's infinitely more tweakable.
Comixology (windows 10 app is being discontinued but works pretty good, online reader works fine. Comix in Amoled = YESSSSSSSSS)
Some issues I've discovered:
Dishanywhere remote access - video flickers light/dark until bitrate is settled. I use this a lot and have never seen anything like that. it's only the streaming video content, and based on the sloppiness of the rest of their code, I suspect the dish app is struggling to auto-lookup some display info. Don't have this problem on other win10 x64 machines.
4k 60fps youtube videos stutter badly and don't stream. Likely insufficient video memory. If I knock it down to 1440p it seems to be ok.
Reddit in Chrome with RES is going to max out the RAM pretty quickly. Not a surprise as Chrome is a RAM hog anyway.
Sound has some weird crystallization process effect I can't seem to turn off. I've checked settings in the realtek and the windows control panel for the speaker devices. It's mostly only noticeable to me during quiet dialog scenes, with the volume turned up.
NFC detection of the cover seems either overly sensitive or flaky. I don't know if this is systemic, or is the nfc reader or the nfc chip in the cover. I disabled NFC because it was driving me nuts and filling up the notifications with messages. I have a few other nfc devices and readers so I'll look and see if I can narrow this down. I'm hoping it's the nfc chip in the cover, as I have replacement NFC tags I can use that read better anyway.
Wish I could remap the 'start button'.
Need to explore utilities for surface and other wintabs. I'm not in love with the onscreen kb, and miss my radial pie menu shortcuts from my notepro.
Samsung needs to release the freaking stylus already.
Allright, that's it for my user review. Let me know if anyone has any questions.