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Thursday, 07 July 2011 10:23

Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tab is the best Android tablet

Written by Fuad Abazovic


Asus transformer is runner up
We had a chance to see just about any tablet based on Nvidia’s Tegra 2 chip, and so far we can tell you that Samsung Galaxy tab 10.1 is the best Android tablet we've seen so far.

It is the lightest and thinnest and it feels right in your hands, but we might be slightly bother with the plastic back cover painted in white, aluminium would definitely be better. This plastic cover keeps it just slightly under 600 grams, and with 595 grams (1.3 pounds) making it the lightest and thinnest Android tablet to date.

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Asus Transformer is definitely a great alternative, we do like the fact that it uses aluminium for the back cover and it feels quite good in hand. It feels more robust and a friend of ours dropped it without breaking, leaving a scratch on the aluminium, but it was still in one peace. The keyboard dock is a great option for the Transformer, but spending 150 euro or dollars for a keyboard with an extra battery sounds way too steep.

Aluminium makes it slightly thicker and heavier, 680 grams, but Asus is quite widely available while Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 can easily be found in US, but the EU market is still holding its breath to see it in etail / retail.

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Tegra 2 tablets are the only good alternative to iPad 2 and we can say that if you like Android applications and eco system, they look like a decent alternative to people who can’t stand Apple or iTunes.

We’ve seen quite a few of them but here is the quick verdict, Motorola Xoom is too heavy, was and still is too expensive, Toshiba tablet is ok but not great, Acer Iconia Tab A500 , Packard Bell are good but Samsung and Asus look better, Dell streak is ok if you like the 7-inch format.

At least there are quite a few to pick from, all powered with Android 3.0 or 3.1 depending on the model.

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Last modified on Thursday, 07 July 2011 10:36
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-33 #1 dan 2011-07-07 10:41
What a surprise, Fudo only recommends Tegra 2 tablets. You fail to mention that these tablets run games much slower than the iPad equivalent, and that the UI is far less snappy than an iPad with a single-core A4, let along the iPad 2 with dual core A5.

I guess Fudo has to earn a crust somehow though, eh?
 
 
+17 #2 Dribble 2011-07-07 10:49
In the real world the transformer is the best tab because it has the basics right - tegra 2, decent IPS screen but costs less then any of the others.

Galaxy tab 10.1 might be nice but have you seen how much it costs?

tbh all these tabs are still far too expensive.
 
 
+10 #3 Kryojenix 2011-07-07 11:08
"a friend of ours dropped it" ... are you sure you need friends like that?! :-x
 
 
0 #4 chyll2 2011-07-07 11:53
Fuad criteria:

Nvidia hardware = check
nvidia sticker = check
nvidia related = check

best item out there.
 
 
+11 #5 sircolby45 2011-07-07 17:47
Quoting dan:
What a surprise, Fudo only recommends Tegra 2 tablets. You fail to mention that these tablets run games much slower than the iPad equivalent, and that the UI is far less snappy than an iPad with a single-core A4, let along the iPad 2 with dual core A5.

I guess Fudo has to earn a crust somehow though, eh?


You are a dumbass. He is doing a comparison of Android tablets you moron. Jeez I wouldn't call Apple Fanboys mindless idiots if they didn't all act like this guy. Go play with your Apple toys while other people use big boy devices where they actually are given a little control over them.
 

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