Let's just be clear here — it's tough to do the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablets justice in words and pictures. (Even moving pictures.) You really do need to hold these in your hands to experience just how thin and light they are. And just how crisp and clear the displays look. Tablets seemingly are a dime a dozen these days (especially from Samsung, which produces more than its share, for sure), but the new Galaxy Tab S tablets easily are the Korean manufacturer's best. That much is clear.
And we're bringing you a first look at Samsung's latest flagship tablets. So let's dive into the new Galaxy Tab S models, shall we?
As it did with the Galaxy S5, Samsung has loaded its new Galaxy Tab S tablets up with a sizeable list of "Galaxy Gifts", buyers picking up one of the company's new 8.4 or 10.5-inch slates will get up to 29 'gifts,' with highlights including 50GB of Dropbox space for 2 years, one year of Evernote Premium and six-month trial subscriptions to The Economist, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. More after the break.
Logitech tonight has announced its own keyboard case — the Type-S keyboard — for the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S. It'll retail for $99. Like Samsung's own keyboard, it's Bluetooth-enabled and will fold around for different viewing angles, as well as back over the tablet to keep it protected when not in use.
The new tablets come in 8.4 and 10.5-inch screen sizes and are the first Samsung tablets in a couple of years to use SuperAMOLED displays. Speaking at today's launch event, Samsung executive DJ Lee revealed that the new Tabs are just 6.6mm thin, with a high-resolution SuperAMOLED display. The 8.4-inch Tab weighs in at 294 grams, while its big brother weighs 465 grams.
After announcing a new lineup of G Pad tablets last month, LG has stated that the 7-inch variant would be rolling out across Europe later this week, with the 8- and 10.1-inch models set to follow suit in the coming weeks.
Samsung's latest mid-range tablet offers decent performance and excellent quality at the right price
Samsung loves to make tablets. From innovative products like the high-spec'd Pro series, to the more mediocre Galaxy Tab models, they pump them out in sizes and price points to suit almost anyone. This year's Galaxy Tab 4 continues that trend. Coming in 7-inch, 8-inch and 10-inch sizes, the Galaxy Tab 4 may not be the powerhouse you can get from other vendors, but decent performance and a great price point — combined with plenty of time and money spent to make sure you know that they exist and where to buy them — make the Tab 4 a product that many will end up buying. That's good for Samsung, and after all is said and done it's good for many users, as well.
We got the 8-inch model to have a go with, and after some time with it I have to say it's a decent piece of gear for the price —$269 MSRP — compared to the competition. Many TouchWiz bells and whistles are on board, and many of the things you would shut off on your phone are surprisingly useful on an 8-inch screen. The size and build quality are on-target, and overall it's a good tablet for the money. Not everyone needs a Pro series with expensive innards to sit on the couch and watch HBO Go. That's where the Tab series fits in, and just like last year, Samsung has mostly hit the mark.
The PadFone X is finally here, and it may just be the best bang for your buck on the market today.
It’s finally here. After what seems like an eternity of waiting with baited breath, the Asus PadFone X has finally arrived on AT&T shelves and, in large part, it was well worth the wait.
First introduced back in January, Asus’ smartphone/tablet hybrid was unlike anything else on the market, and today it’s as unique as ever -- combining a powerful, flagship worthy 5-inch smartphone (dubbed the "PadFone") and an equally impressive 9-inch tablet (dubbed the "PadFone Station"), the PadFone X is as good of a two-for-one deal as you’ll find, priced at an affordable $200 on a two year contract.
But as you’ll see, Asus sacrificed form for function, and the PadFone X could take some cues from its fellow 2014 flagships in the style department. But all things considered, its power, usability and cool factor more than make up for its shortcomings.
Owners of NVIDIA's Android-based Tegra Note 7 tablet should check their device to see if they have an OTA update to download. The company has announced that once that update is installed, the hardware can start streaming Netflix videos in full 1080p.
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