It impresses us from the start by slightly rounded edges, materials and quality finishing. This is the first tablet that feels lighter and thinner than the iPad 2. It has 560 grams and only 8.6 mm thick. The edges provides a very strong grip, but the metal behind it helps because it has a series of ribs that make the tablet not slippery. There are no sharp edges. The edge that surrounds the 10.1-inch display is quite thick.
Does not provide access to the battery. On the back of the tablet are the Samsung logo and a 3.15 megapixel camera accompanied by an LED flash which is able to shoot HD.
It has a 10.1 inch screen with a 1280×800 pixel resolution and 16 million colors. The technology behind it is PLS TFT capacitive. Into an enclosed space with a strong light the screen offers you the best quality, but it suffers in the front of the sunlight bringing a disturbing† mirror effect. The viewing angle is good.
The sound quality is high, but is not as loud as the iPad 2 and the 3.5 mm jack you will not receive a volume of sound at a higher intensity as the Apple tablet. The little speakers are located on the right and left side of the tablet. In the portrait orientation the sound might be obscure.
This tablet brings a dual-core processor Tegra 2 clocked at 1 GHz from Nvidia and a graphics GPU – GeForce ULP. RAM memory is 1 GB and 16 GB storage space without a microSD card slot. Benchmark tests are often irrelevant.
Operating system and applications
The operating system is Android 3.1 HoneyComb. It began to appear some applications that take advantage of additional power provided by a dual-core tablet with HoneyComb and that especially in games, but the prices are a bit prohibitive.
The PC connection is made through a special connector as Dell or Asus Transformer Streak. This tablet has an USB charger that has double function: PC connection and charging itself. It also brings Bluetooth 3.0 and a 3.5 mm jack on the right side.
The sensor doesn’t wonder you when you hear that it has only a 3.15 megapixel on the main camera and 2 megapixels on the secondary one. The tablet records HD. It has a LED flash that illuminates very weak.† Anyway the tablet role is not the photo camera one.