Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 was one of the party favors at Google I/O 2011(in a limited edition flavor), and the retail version is available exclusively from Best Buy in NYC right now. It will be hitting retailers nationwide on June 17th, running $599 for the 32GB model and $499 for the 16GB version.
Tab 10.1 features a 10.1-inch display at 1280 X 800 pixels. It is powered by a Tegra 2 dual core processor clocked at 1GHz (1GHz X 2). With a Gig of RAM, the Tab 10.1 is no slouch in the spec department (except for the 3MP primary camera, which I originally mistook to be an 8MP cam). Throw in true Hi-Def video display, and this is one impressive contender against the iPad 2. Surround sound and a sleek body round out the feature list, but bullet points and sales pitches can’t sell this thing as well as five minutes of use. This Android 3.1 slab is its own best advocate.
The Tab 10.1 represents a major contender in the Android tablet market, and we will be giving the coverage it deserves. Here is the unboxing of a 16GB WiFi-only model.
EDIT: I made an error in the video, attributing the 8MP cam spec of the 10.1v to the 10.1. The 8MP camera is found only in the limited edition Tab.