Tablet PC’s are fast becoming very popular today and there is fast emerging transformation of these devices to becoming a necessity rather than a luxury. If you are looking for the perfect Tablet PC then you might have come across the tablet wars between Apple’s iPad and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab which makes deciding which to buy very difficult.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be coming with a 10.1 inch display that has been improved massively from the 7 inch display that was used in the original Samsung Galaxy Tab.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is an Android-powered tablet, and comes with full access to the Android market. As one of the best tablets on the market, the Galaxy comes fully compatible with Word, Excel, Access, and many other popular media formats. This OS is specifically designed with multitasking in mind, which means that you can surf the web while running music at the same time.
The Android Apps market is massive – 200,000 different apps are available for purchase, so you will be able to find something that you enjoy without too much worry. The choice of having a 16GB or 32GB internal memory also means that there will be more than enough space to store all of your apps without having to add a special SD card for more space.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 – Specs
OS: Android 3.1 (Honeycomb)
Dimensions: 0.3 x 6.9 x 10.1”
Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Display: 10.1” Widescreen HD WXGA TFT Display (1280×800 Resolution)
Processor: Dual Core Tegra 2 Processor, 1GB RAM, 1GHz
Built-In Storage: 16GB or 32GB
Camera: Front (2MP), Back (3MP, Auto-Focus, Flash)
Connectivity: Wi Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4GHz, Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR Connectivity
Battery: Li-Polymer, 7000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 – Performance
When it comes to performance, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 performs better than any other tablet in the market and almost on par with the iPad 2. It has 1GHz Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of RAM and 1280 x 800 screen resolutions. This pushed things along smoothly and allowed for a solid amount of multitasking. You have a choice to have the 16GB or 32GB internal memory depending on your needs. You have to keep in mind however that because the device lacks microSD support, there is no way the storage exceeds 32GB.
One of the best perks to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is that it is designed to be speedy. Many tablets that are currently on the market don’t have too much in terms of speed and storage, and as a result, lag. With a dual core processor, and 1 GB of RAM, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 comes with around the same amount of power as a netbook, or a low end laptop. Most tablets on the market don’t have that amount of power, and therefore cannot run most of the movies, music, and programs that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is capable of running. Along with the speed that allows you to watch streaming videos online, the Samsung Galaxy also comes compatible with Flash player. Apple doesn’t even have this capability.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 – Operating System and Applications
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 comes preloaded with Android’s 3.1 Honeycomb operating system. Honeycomb is the new platform Android uses for mobile devices with larger displays and features an elegant, content-focused UI design. Samsung is pretty much using it out of the box on the Tab 10.1 until they can push a software update with their own TouchWiz UI. This is definitely better than the earlier version because the entire tablet experience is quick and without any delays. The software allows users to handle all the widgets and Android based apps without any problems and it also supports a host of USB accessories.
The v3.1 update offers several notable improvements over the previous release, including resizable widgets and a revamped multitasking interface that provides quicker access to various apps.
The merger between Samsung and Google has made it easier for the people to make use of Android market on Samsung tablets. In this one too, users can make use of the Android market through the App Store but most of the apps are the same as in earlier tablets. There are not many apps available in the Android market which is designed for 3.0 versions and therefore users will have to wait for it. However, you can go ahead and install the apps that can be used on smartphones, but they will not look good on a bigger screen as these smartphone apps are designed for smaller screens.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 – Design and Display
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is not only as slim as the iPad 2, but is actually lighter. You won’t feel tired even after holding it for a long period of time for reading or watching movie. The overall design of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is sleek and clean, and build quality is said to be fantastic, although its plastic construction might not feel as solid as the iPad 2.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 features a 10.1-inch Super PLS-based display with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution. Viewing angle is wide and screen quality is great with bright, popping colors and great contrast. Multimedia playback on the screen has abundant clarity from every angle and it is one of the brightest mobile screens we’ve seen.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 – Connectivity
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 offers maximum connectivity through various means. Equipped with WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n and supporting 3G, HSDPA, you have different areas to stay connected. Bluetooth connectivity is also available. Although, this device does not have a USB 2.0 port, an IFI connector which can be connected to a USB can compensate for that.
Web browsing is also at its optimum level as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 eases our worries with its flawless execution as it loads pages relatively quick, offers responsive navigation, and brings the web in full fidelity with Flash support
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 – Pros and Cons
Pros: A big plus of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is its slim and sleek design as well as being very light weight among any tablet. The display is also at a high level with its resolution comparable to netbooks and low-end laptops. More importantly, processor speed and memory are optimal and can withstand multiple applications running giving you a tablet experience with speed and fluidity.
Cons: A common response regarding the drawback of this device is its lack of microSD support and mini-USB connectivity. This means that storage cannot be extended over the built-in internal memory. The camera is also so-so however that is decent. Aside from these, the Samsung Galaxy Tab is arguably the best tablet in the market.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 – Summary
Not only the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is currently the thinnest and sexiest Android tablet around, it’s also one of the best performing tablet with long battery life and world class touch experience that are on par any tablet on the market including its Apple counterpart.
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