Thank you for the continuing followup! I still have about 10 days before the return period is up. Aside from the page-loading issue, the Tab 8.9 fits my needs well. But the slow loading times are a deal killer if I can't find the cause. I cleared cookies (and cache); did not improve page loading. Interestingly, the page loading right now is not a problem using wsj article-comments tabs. When it is a problem (regardless of web page), simultaneous comparison the my macbook always shows the tab 8.9 markedly slower. Again, Tx. Ted N.