The Galaxy Tab 10.1 comes in two different flavors and two different colors. You can get a 16GB for $499 or 32GB for $599.
The one I have here is the 16GB in white. The color differences are only on the back of the Galaxy Tab 10.1.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 has dual-core 1Ghz Tegra processor, similar to Motorola Xoom and the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer.
As you can see, it’s very thin and clean. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is actually slimmer and lighter than an iPad 2 at 8.6mm versus 8.8mm, it’s the
thinnest 10.1-inch tablet in the world as of now.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 comes with a 10.1-inch screen with 1280×800 pixel resolution while the iPad 2 comes with 1024×768. The difference of resolution clearly makes
the Tab 10.1 a better choice, clearer and better screen. Whereas you can see some dots on the iPad 2, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is mindblowing.
If you are looking for the thinnest, sleekest, and lightest tablet device, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is it.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 possesses minimalistic design with no buttons on the display itself. The only buttons you will find on the Tab 10.1 is on the top of the device, the Power button and Volume control buttons. The headphone jack is also at the top.
Other than than there’s speakers on the left and right side of the Tab 10.1. The speakers are much louder than my laptop speakers and they do give you very good
stereo sound when you hold the Tab 10.1 in landscape mode.
The bottom of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has Samsung’s own connector, which can be used to charge the Tab 10.1, or hook up other adapters such as the HDMI adapter, which can
be used to output in 1080P to your HDTV.
There’s also a landscape keyboard you can dock to this connector, which turns your Galaxy Tab 10.1 into a netbook.
You can also add USB host devices such as your portable USB hard disk through a USB adapter.
You can also find the microphone hidden on the bottom of the Tab 10.1.
Here’s some screenshots of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 running HD graphic-intensive games, and the graphics are just absolutely phenomenal compared to the same games running on iPad 2.
The Tab 10.1 is flawless at multi-tasking, I was even able to switch between 3 HD graphic-intensive games during my video review with no lag whatsoever.
What I like about the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is that you can browse flash-based websites easily unlike an iPad. I have no limits on whether watching flash video from CNN or playing web-based flash games.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 comes with a 3-megapixel back-camera (capable of 720P HD) and a 2-megapixel front-camera, which is one of the better front-cameras I’ve tried on a tablet device.
Battery life is really good with the Galaxy Tab 10.1, I haven’t recharged it for 2 days with usage of 9 hours on it for last two days and it still has near 50% battery life. I did play lots of HD games during those 9 hours so I “know” the battery life is really long on this Tab 10.1.
If you are using the Tab 10.1 constantly, you should be easily be able to get full 12-15 hours no problem and several days on regular 2-3 hour usage per day.
Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the best 10.1-inch tablet in the market right now. With its sleeker/thinner design than iPad 2 with better/clearer resolution display,
I have to say Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the clear winner.
That’s probably just the tip of the iceburg though. Think of what you can do when its rooted and overclocked! You just can’t do that with an iPad 2, even if you jailbreak it.
This is the most popular android tablet right now, it took me 2 weeks on pre-order to get it from BestBuy.
For those of you who want it, you can pre-order yours too through BestBuy.com. You might have to wait a bit longer though as I ordered it on launch day, I know they are selling these like hotcakes.
You can pre-order these are BestBuy.com right now:
White Galaxy Tab 10.1 16GB – $499 at BestBuy.com
White Galaxy Tab 10.1 32GB – $599 at BestBuy.com
Metallic-Grey Galaxy Tab 10.1 16GB – $499 at BestBuy.com
Metallic-Grey Galaxy Tab 10.1 32GB – $599 at BestBuy.com
Also metallic-grey version on Amazon.com.
Don’t expect BestBuy to have them at the stores though, last time I checked they told me I have to pre-order it online.