If $350 for the newer Galaxy Note 8.0 is too much and you're looking for something a bit bigger anyway, you'd do well to head over to the geek-friendly Woot.com sometime today. They're offering the 16GB WiFi Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 for $299.99, although it's a refurbished model. That's a solid $200 off the retail price, though you can certainly get it for less if you're prepared to hunt (Amazon has the new 16GB version for $449). As with all regular Woot sales, the tablet is offered today only, and regular shipping to the US is a flat $5.
When Ron Amadeo reviewed the Galaxy Tab 10.1 back in August, he found the software solid (with special emphasis on the apps that take advantage of the Wacom digitizer and S-pen stylus) but the hardware lacking in nearly every category.