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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is currently the thinnest and lightest tablet out yet.  Slightly thinner and lighter than the iPad2, boasting a brighter screen as well as high end specs that put the iPad2 to shame.

so far we’ve seen many tablets out-spec the original iPad and now the iPad2 but none have actually come close to performing in the real world.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 which has a slightly bigger and brighter screen is priced to compete with the iPad2.  it comes pre-loaded with android honeycomb 3.0 topped up with the latest offerings Touchwiz, Samsungs tablet optimized user interface.

The Tab 10.1  has a 1mp front facing camera and a 3mp camera on the rear for recording 720p HD video. compared to the iPad2 which has a 0.3mp vga front facing camera and a 1mp rear camera which also shoots 720p HD video.

The Samsung Galaxy tab 10.1 is slightly faster than the iPad 2 at web-browsing even while loading flash content. And as the web is built on flash that makes all the difference for the end user experience.  There is an external flash for the rear camera, Which the iPad2 also lacks. A small feature but hey it increases functionality. And when comparing slight differences every little helps.

The Honeycomb OS by Google Andriod has Google apps built and optimized to perform and out-perform the offerings of competitors. The updated Samsung touchwiz 4.0 I feel is a hit and miss as the iconic tron like look of the stock android honeycomb really made it attractive now the update slows down the performance and fluidity of the tablet  once engaged in heavy mutitasking.

However the quick app tray which pops out in a separate window with the few widgets that are available is definatley a step in the right direction. Ironically its also a step in having a desktop like feel on a tablet which with the failure of windows 7 the world is trying to move away from.

The multitasking that the Tab 10.1 offers is superior and much more efficient than what IOS offers in that it gives you more detail in the form of windows that show the current state of your apps. where as IOS by Apple only give you icons of apps that are running.

Altogether this tablet seems to be the real competitor for those users that prefer a more advanced computing experience. aimed at those that criticize Apple and Apple fanboys for splashing out ridiculous amounts of money when alternatives at the same price offers more. This tablet really is a genuine example of a tablet that has almost proved it self in the real world. We will just have to see if it can knock the iPad2 from the top spot in the months to come.

UPDATE: APPLE HAS BLOCKED THE SALES OF THE GALAXY TAB IN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES EXCEPT THE NETHERLANDS.

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