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Good: light weight, android
Bad: sluggish at times- ebooks not as good resolution as i was expecting
Comment: I have smaller android tablets and phones already and liked the idea of getting the Samsung 10.1. I also have an iPad (the 1st one) and was considering switching. I spent ages playing with the Samsung in the shop. However, I was underwhelmed. At times it was sluggish and the screen no where near as good as I was hoping fo,r for reading ebooks. On the way out I had a quick play wiht the iPad 2. The iPad is far slicker, intuitive and fun. I like my android devices- but for home usage I am going to wait and see what the iPad 3 is like.
Good: it's the best tablet abd absolutely better than ipad 2
Bad: nothing of bad
Comment: it's the best tablet
Good: flash, design, android
Bad: touchbug, crashing
Comment: i am seriously interested in this - flash would be great despite my love for my iphone. but i am put off by reading the various complaints on the internet about the screen crashing and general touchbug issues. and more recently even seen you tube videos of screen flickers and markings. i am glad to see this review has slightly touched upon the crashing of the galaxy but also disappointed to see how it has sort of been buried and nnot really focussed on as a big fault/issue and more of a 'little niggle that you wont really mind'.... surely this should be addressed more seriously and samsung to be encouraged by the media leaders to fix so that they might have a real contender to the ipad? flash is pretty worthless on a game which you cant scroll with or get smooth play from!!!
Bad: colour of the enclosure
Comment: No way to expand storage!
is there a way to expand storage with the ipad?
No USB ports!
how can you expect a usb port on a device this thin. if it did have a usb port it would have been 2cm thick in which case you would criticised it for being thick.
Android Honeycomb apps and games are thin on the ground
dont criticise the tablet for this criticise the os
come to your senses cnet, start changing your editors
Good: Its a fabulous piece of kit.
Bad: The amazing screen (read below)
Comment: I am not going into detail about Android, but I bought one this morning, took it out of the box and when the screen is off, or locked I can see what looks to be an oily mark- this is the liquid crystal leeking oout of a pixel in the screen. I am not techy but I can see this is not right.
This is going back to Currys tomorrow for a refund.
I also have a galaxy S2. After 1 week the screen leaked blue.
I must stress I have not damaged or dropped these items, they are just poor quality screens, or I have been very unlucky.
I am an avid follower of Samsung and have many of there products, this upsets me that 2 of the "best" devices have gone back to the shop.
Good: This is an exceptional piece of kit. Feels solid, works well, just look at the hardware specs.
Bad: The fabulous screen
Good: Performance, Screen quality and clarity, optional expandable storage through adaptor, Flash Support, Customisable, MS Office support
Bad: Lack of apps (only when compared with iTunes), Lack of 'built-in' connectivity
Comment: People keep comparing this to an iPad - if you do then the iPad loses everytime on everything other than available apps.
- Transferring ANY content between ANY computer and this tablet is done with ease
- Expandable storage is optional (I mean how many people who use tablets fill up more than 32gb!? But at least you can expand if you want to)
- Comes with Polaris Office which fully supports ALL MS Office word, excel and powerpoint files.
It is a stunning piece of kit, even the in built speakers are good quality and the buttons a vast improvement over the older Galaxy tab.
I spent a long time researchin tablets before I spent my money and this one has proven that it was money well spent. The 'lag' between horizontal and portrait can be easily fixed.
If Android has more support this would be a complete iPad killer. It's best used if you know what to do with it... If you know nothing about software or Linux then iPads are probably easier to use but if you are able to tap into the power of android through customised ROMs etc then this tablet is insanely powerful. Gaining 'superuser' access and removing useless apps also helps.
Out of the box - iPad wins
10 minutes with some knowledge - SS Galaxy Tab 10.1 wins
Comment: One day CNET UK might make an unbiased review and clean up the crusted-on drool from the last Apple product they saw before they start, but I'm not holding my breath.
Good: Sleek and light
Bad: Sluggish, poor Android marketplace
Comment: Been playing with the Tab for a day now, and I am underwhelmed. Although it's sleek and light, it's plastic casing makes it feel a little cheap. The Android OS is at times sluggish and the delay on the rotation between portrait and landscape is really beginning to annoy me. A second wait may not seem like a long time, but once you notice the lag, it really starts to bug the hell out of me.
The screen looks great, especially when you put it on full brightness, but certain sites like BBC iPlayer judder along as you try and watch a tv show. Youtube videos look ok, but nothing more than that. Whether its just a little too big to be usefully portable will remain to be seen and perhaps I should have waited for the 8inch version instead. Time will tell.
Flash seems to work well....its great not to have to switch to an app version of a site so you can watch a video clip, but as Flash dies away, I'm not sure that Flash alone is a good enough reason to buy the Tab.
It's definitely the best Android tablet device on the market at the moment. iPad killer though? Definitely not. Let's see what hits the market next!
Comment: I'm just wondering about one thing is this review;
No way to expand storage
No USB ports
Why moan about this on an android tab but NOT the iPad?
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