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Samsung Galaxy Tab( Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times )
Price: $400 to $650
Size: 7.48" x 4.74" with a 7" (diagonal) screen
Battery life: 7 to 10 hours
Weight: 13.4 ounces
Processor speed: 1 GHz
Disk space/capacity: 2 GB built-in flash drive, with a microSD card slot
Operating system: Google Android 2.2 (Froyo)
Number of apps: 100,000-plus
Camera: 3.0 megapixel with an LED flash for photos and video on back, and 1.3 megapixel on the front for video chat
Internet connection: Wi-Fi and 3G
Touch-screen rating: 4.5. The LCD screen is responsive and looks great, though it's not as sharp as the iPad or Samsung's AMOLED screens found on the Galaxy S smart phones.
Overall: Thumbs up
First impression For users who think the iPad is too big and their smart phone is too small, the Galaxy Tab might be ideal. Its about the size of a thin paperback book making it a solid eReader. Its light weight makes it easy to carry around. But the smaller screen makes apps for e-mail and, at times, the Web browser, feel undersized when compared with the iPad.
-- Nathan Olivarez-Giles