For wifi tether u have to b rooted no way around it haven't really looked into the tablets no USB that sucks.
Thanks Bernardino that is the info i was looking for. After reading the forums that is what i thought but wasn't 100% sure and wanted some confirmation. Looks like i will be going with PDA Net or EasyTether and at least get my laptop online when not on wifi at home. In my on LTE the phone gets pretty crazy transfer rates (upload is faster than my home network) so it can be a pretty good option when in LTE that is for sure.