For the most part the Samsung behaves like a laptop when the keyboard is attached. The biggest exception is the limited hard drive capacity. However, with three USB ports (keyboard attached) you can plug in an external hard drive or flash drive. It does have its idiosyncrasies, and I've run into some minor annoyances, but it will run MS Office.
hi All i can say is that my samsung 500t has 3g, bluetooth and wifi, wacom pen support and a proper dock. the deal breaker would be pen support- this is the halo item in my view. if the acer has that, i suppose screen quality and battery life is the next considerations
my advice is to compare the two in the flesh and then decide which feels best for you.
I have the Acer Iconia and the Samsung you want. Except for the size of the screen, Acer seems to be more sturdy, and I never had a crash. Wit the other, I even thought of returning it. Looking for answers on the Internet proved good. I solved the problem of constant crashes by disabling the fast start. I like it, but both are tablets, not laptops. HDD limitations, speed limitations, etc.