I just bought an Acer Iconia A500 Tablet from Best Buy. I had a gift card from my birthday that brought the regular price down from $449 to $399. The Xoom was too much at $599 and the Samsung was $499 but had no USB ports. All run Googles Android 3, referred to as Honeycomb.
I’ll post my findings as I compare this with my Apple iPad 2.
I bought the Acer so I could learn the Andoid operating system. It’s quite different from Apples iOS on the iPad. And clients are buying smartphones with Android, so I have to stay current.
Wish me luck!