Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Samsung delivers a big one with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, a sleek and sophisticated tablet that is slightly lighter than Apple’s iPad 2. This tablet is being touted as the lightest and slimmest tablet currently available. But does it deliver a powerful performance and live up to expectations? Here’s taking a closer look.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Price

This tablet is priced at $500 for the 16GB WiFi model and $599 for the 32GB WiFi version.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Release Date

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was released on 8th June, 2011 in New York and is expected to be available throughout the rest of North America from 17th June.

Design and Display

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has a conventional tablet look with black bezel around the display, silver edges and a glossy white plastic rear. The 10.1″ WXGA display on this tablet is stunning. With 1280×800 pixel resolution and 149 pixels per inch, colors come alive and look bright and sharp. Not only are the viewing angles excellent, screen visibility outdoors is also good. Speakers are located on both sides of the screen, hidden along the silver bezel for sound output. While the top of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 holds the 3.5mm headset jack, volume rocker and power button, the bottom of this device contains the microphone and dock connector port. Unfortunately, the microSD card slot is missing. Despite being light, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 feels sturdy.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Specs

This tablet measures 256.7mm x 175.3mm x 8.6mm and weighs 565 gms. It runs on a dual-core 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has 1GB RAM and 16/32/64GB ROM.

Features

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 runs on Android 3.1 Honeycomb. Operations seem to be faster than they were on Android 3.0. Navigation and transitions occur at a rate comparable to other tablets, with minor lagging experience. This tablet has a Quadrant score of about 1550 which is not too great. With Android 3.1 Honeycomb, widgets can be resized. Users can download apps from the Android Market and from Samsung Hub. However, the current app choices are limited. Standard apps such as Calendar and Contacts are present. For entering input, users can choose between the onscreen Honeycomb, Samsung and TalkBack keyboards. With HSPA+, WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0, connectivity is easy for users. The music player is well organized, displaying album art and controls.

Camera

The back of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 contains a 3MP camera, with autofocus and LED flash. Image quality is average, with outdoor images turning out better. The forward facing camera is a 2MP camera lens located above the screen. HD (720p) video recording quality is good, producing good results.

Battery

This tablet uses a 7000mAh battery which offers video play upto 9 hours and music upto 72 hours. It can be used for a day before it needs to be recharged.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 looks extremely sleek and sophisticated. The display quality is also excellent. However, users need to look into all features to see whether this device will offer what they are looking for. The absence of a microSD card slot and software concerns may be worth thinking about.

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