Thin and Stylish Tablet PC Posing Challenge to Apple iPad-Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi 16GB
With their latest tablet; Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi 16GB, Samsung has effectively posed a challenge to the hitherto dominating Apple iPad. Thin as well as stylish, this tablet PC has all the features of becoming an instant hit with only a couple of weaknesses that could be addressed easily.
Pros and Cons
Like its counterparts in the market, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has its pros and cons. Some of the advantages are –
- It is the lightest among the 10 inch tablet PCs at only 1.24 pounds;
- Sharp and clean display qualities;
- Thin features making it easier to carry; and
- Android 3.1 is preloaded.
On the negative side are a couple of features like –
- Lack of Micro SD card slot; and
- Charging of the battery takes a lot of time.
Potential Rival for iPad2
With all its user friendly and attractive features, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 seems to be a worthy rival for the iPad2 of Apple. It is the first Android tablet with designs matching or even better than Apple. In terms of price also it counts favorably by staring at $499 for the 16GB version with Android 3.1 preloaded.
Points of Confusion
Galaxy 10.1 tab is often mistaken by the prospective buyers as iPad2 due to its striking similarities with iPad2. However on closer look one will find that the Galaxy tab is a hair breadth’s slimmer than the iPad2 with 8.6mm in comparison to 8.4mm depth of iPad2. Also the 10.1 tab has more rounded edge as against the tapered edges of iPad2.
Extremely light weight and well balanced, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is easy to handle. It is one of the slickest and lightest devices with all the Wi-Fi compatibility. Display at 1280 x 800 pixels is bright as well as brilliant. Images are produced with great sharpness and details. It also runs the Nvidia’s Tegra 2 platform with dual core 1GHz process and 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi with the usual rear and front cameras. However, not having the micro slot card is a disadvantage and its presence could have taken the Galaxy much above the iPad in respect of user features. Another disadvantage is lack of sufficient ports and in this area the Galaxy lags behind the iPad.
Yet with all the novel features, it is a true challenger for the iPad2.