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Good case but could be improved
on April 17, 2012
I bought this from another seller for MSRP recently so at that price, I am fairly satisfied with it. However, I wouldn't have been at some of the other overly inflated prices on Amazon.
I agree with most of the pros from the previous reviewers - good build quality, sturdy, fits well, works well as a stand. Additionally, my case came with a slot/holder on the right side of the case where you can slide the clip of the digitizer pen into to attach it to the case. The problem here is that I can see the clip breaking off the pen at some point. The pen is just too exposed. Since the case is basically made of hard plastic, I don't see why Samsung couldn't have added a silo for the pen or at least two clips to attach it securely at both top and bottom. Hey, a lanyard attachment would have been nice as well.
My cons are also the same as previous reviewers - the case does feel too heavy and the slate can pop out of the case pretty easily.
Two additional cons for me, one minor and one major. The minor is I feel the case should have some kind of latch to keep the cover securely fastened when closed. That would prevent the slate from popping out inadvertently. The major is that, if you don't use the case as a stand and simply fold back the front cover to use it as a handheld or on your lap, THE COVER COMPLETELY BLOCKS THE VENTILATION SLOT. I know that there is a little spacer to create a gap at the top edge of the case and sides but I felt like my slate was running hot when used in this manner for an extended period of time. This worries me so I probably will be pulling the slate out of the case for extended use... which kind of defeats the purpose.
Anyway, it's the only case available for the slate for now but I will be keeping a watch out for alternatives.