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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Video Review
      05/18/12 03:44 PM

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 isn't going to trounce your first generation Galaxy Tab 10.1. It's not here to compete with Tegra 3 quad core tablets like the Asus Transformer Pad TF300 and Toshiba Excite 10. Rather, like the 7" Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, it's Samsung's budget offering for those who want to get into a name brand tablet without breaking the bank. We suspect the company gears this specifically toward buyers who want a more affordable Samsung tablet, because there are comparable or better affordable alternatives from other makers.

That's not to say the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 isn't a competent tablet with lots of good software pre-loaded. It has a pleasing 1280 x 800 PLS display, a TI 1GHz dual core CPU and several good Samsung apps for PIM stuff, movie editing and more. It runs Android OS 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich with Samsung's TouchWiz UI on top.

The tablet has 16 gigs of internal storage, and there aren't other capacities available. It has a microSD card slot, so you can expand storage. As you'd expect from the TI OMPA4 4430 CPU, benchmarks are just better than half of those from quad core tablets. This is a kindred CPU to that used in the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet after all. It's also the same CPU used in the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 .

The tablet has single band WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth and a GPS that works well. It has a VGA front camera and a 3MP rear camera. It's available now for $399. Yes, that's the same price as the quad core Asus Transformer Pad TF300 with 32 gigs of storage. Ouch.

Here's our Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 video review. Our full written review will follow in the coming days.


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