The Samsung Galaxy tab 10.1 will be available in the U.S. June 17 (unless you live in New York City or attended Google I/O), and Samsung wants to show you just how much this Honeycomb tablet will improve your life. This video does not discuss the specs in depth, which is usually the type of videos we like. Although we’d be more satisfied with a more detailed video, it’s probably easier to lure the common consumer with simpler commercials like this one.
Samsung simply shows the major features that differentiate this device from the competition. Want to know why Samsung thinks its product is better? Here’s some of the main features:
Samsung compares a Galaxy Tab user to a book reader, showing that the Tab can bring much more entertaining media (and books as well) than the old-school paperback.
Ouch, Apple! Things get interesting when the video compares the Galaxy Tab to an Apple tablet. As most of you know, Apple iPads do not have Adobe Flash support, which highly limits access to web content and, by today’s standards, may be necessary for many.
This is no small thing. Considering the problems Apple and Samsung are currently going through, such a low blow will really upset the guys at Apple’s HQ.
Books, magazines and other literature
Having a tablet can expand content further than ink and paper alone. Take this example, as shown in the video: When trying to cook something, a tablet can make a recipe book much simpler and more interactive. A tablet provides videos in the recipe e-book, links to sites and/or additional recipes and other functions that exceed the capabilities of paper resources.
With a 10.1-inch WXVGA (1200×800), Samsung claims your content will be displayed as crisp and defined as real life. This tablet will be able to play HD videos, images and games without a problem.
With 8.6 mm of thickness, and weighing 565 grams, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is actually one of the only tablets that can rival Android’s nemesis, the iPad 2. This tablet is actually a bit thinner and lighter than the iPad 2 (portability is something that Apple has always prided itself on), making it one of the most portable 10-inch tablets on the market.
If you’re a gamer, this tablet has everything you need. The NVIDIA Tegra 2 1GHz dual-core processor has enough juice to play any current game without a hitch. And let’s not forget that some games are available only for Tegra devices, so your portfolio of available games is larger with this device.
A very important part of gaming is portability. Though this tablet is not small, it is very thin and light; hence, easy to carry. If you’re willing to give up your pocketable gaming console, this tablet will bring along other benefits.
The size of the screen is definitely a plus if you want to lose yourself in the game. The 10-inch screen is also beneficial for those used to playing games on their Android smartphones, since this provides a larger area for on-screen buttons.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is one of the most anticipated of the announced Honeycomb devices. Will it hold up to your expectations? Check out the video and tell us if you’re getting one of these bad boys. If you already have one, help out your fellow readers and tell us what you think!