I got the Sony Dash at Woot in July. I viewed it primarily as a "glorified alarm clock" initially (and no..not ALL people use their cell phones for alarm clocks!) but have been pleasantly surprised that it's turned out to be lots more. I have 2 Android tablets; one is a cheap Chinese 7" "epad" that does okay, and the other is a top-of-the-line 10" Acer Iconia A500. Yes, both could do what Dash does, and more...but that isn't what I got them for! The Dash sits in one spot (but can be moved and if a 2 minute boot time is "eternity" then some people have serious issues with time) and streams information continuously if you choose,or will display one feature (clock, news, weather, etc.) all day. Up to you. You can set up unlimited "channels" to do different things and switch around to have what you want at a given time. I love watching Amazon VoD and Hulu+ on it...great when I'm in the bedroom folding laundry or just relaxing in bed.I can shift the Dash where I want it, and the picture is beautiful. I use it for Pandora and Slacker. Also NPR. I like streaming the news, weather, traffic, gmail, horoscope, a couple of slide shows and Facebook during the day. I found I wanted to have Dash in view _all_ the time...so I bought another for the kitchen/den (yes you can import your own recipes with a certain app). I am in the process now of trying to get a Chumby for the bathroom. At night you can set the clock VERY dim, and it's highly customizable as an alarm.The point about resuming full function & time after a power outage is true. No worries. THIS IS NOT A TABLET! You don't hold it and carry it around & Google on it!!! But, for all it does do: it's great! A friend saw mine and got one for her kitchen! Love it!