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Samsung Galaxy Tab

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. It’s 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 Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times
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