The folks of Slashgear were lucky enough to get their hands on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 unit and they reviewed it. The device features a 10.1 inch display, front facing speakers and basically the same specs as the previous Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, but the selling points are different.

The tablet is marketed differently and it also comes with a different CPU. The Tegra 2 dual core unit has been swapped for a TI OMAP4 dual core CPU from Texas Instruments. The 3.2 megapixel camera is only described as… present on the device and good enough to take your average Twitter and Facebook pics. We also learn that this slate is made specifically for watching and transmitting media, so the low benchmark scores can have this as an excuse. I can see that the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is in the 2000 points range in Quadrant, for example, which is basically half of the performance of the HTC One X for example.

This device also has an infrared feature, allowing it to change television channels, if that’s your thing. As far as the battery life goes, the device lasts as long as the other Galaxy Tab family members, so you’ll get about 8 hours of use from it, with lots of video playback in the midst. In the end Slashgear reminds us that this is a mere $100 discount from the newest iPad and the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 can’t even be considered an iPad rival, since they’re not in the same product range. More info in the full review in the source link!

  • DeianStancu

    I got the point now, they wanted a tablet for video or online movie watching, at a lower price than competition. PowerVR is very good at video decoding, not a game specialist.

    Still, this is only good for US, in Europe, this tablet will be at about 400 euros and at that amount of money, we have better options.

  • Damon Aldora

    I ordered my Galaxy Tab 2 earlier this morning, and I can get it
    tomorrow morning, so I am definitely excited for that. I’ve been playing with
    my friend’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 from last year, and it is a nice piece of tech. An
    app that I’m looking forward to using on the Galaxy Tab is the Dish Remote
    Access app. It lets me stream live TV and recorded shows from my Sling
    Adapter-connected receiver anywhere I am. Watching ESPN with my co-workers at
    Dish is something that I do often, and it’d be nice to be able to watch it on a
    bigger screen.