Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
The 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 meekly reaches for the stars, only to be dragged down by reality.
According to Samsung, the recently announced Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 is “built to be the leading 10-inch tablet in the market.” This market Samsung speaks of must be in a galaxy far, far away, because the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1’s underwhelming specs make their latest effort at creating the top 10-inch tablet over before the device even hits stores.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 features a 1,280×800-pixel resolution TFT display, houses a 1.6GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, and will run Android 4.2. The tablet will come with the options of 16GB or 32GB of internal storage and other features include a microSD expansion slot, 3-megapixel rear camera, and 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.
As the largest tablet in the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 line-up, it shares a similar look with the 7-inch and 8-inch models, but with the button on the bottom bezel, switching orientations for a more landscape-centered experience.
Top performing tablets, like the Google Nexus 10, sport high 2,560×1,600-pixel resolutions and put the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1’s 1,280×800 resolution to shame. Overall, the Tab 3 10.1’s specs are sub par in comparison to top, high-performing tablets, making its lofty market leading goal as confusing and spacey as its name.
Samsung’s latest and not-so-greatest tablet isn’t without hope. If priced appropriately, the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 could still be an appealing 10-inch option in a highly saturated tablet market. Samsung’s history of hit and miss pricing (see the overpriced, great performing Galaxy Note 8) makes us doubtful, but with an expected early June release date, we’ll soon find out. Check back to CNET for updates and a full review as soon as the product becomes available.[source:cnet]