Samsung just introduced the third generation of Galaxy Tab tablets. One of those tablets also happens to be the first tablet computer in the United States to feature Intel.
The 1o.1 inch tablet with Intel will retail for $399, the 8 inch tablet (with the Exynos processor) will start at $299, and the 7 inch tablet (with Marvell processor) will start at $199. These tablets will go on pre-sale on June 25. The tablet will actually go on sale on July 7. All three models in the United States will feature Wi-Fi capabilities only.
The new tablets were announced throughout the world between April 29 and June 3 and look similar to the new Galaxy S4 smartphones. The 7-inch and 8-inch models come in either white or gold-brown and feature a physical button below the screen.
Specification For Each Samsung Tablet Models Varies
The specs for each model varies. The 10.1 inch model features a 1.6-GHz Intel Atom Z2560 processor that was dubbed “Clover Trail+”. Since it runs exclusively with Wi-Fi there is no concern regarding LTE. The 8-inch model runs on Android 4.2 operating system. It also features a 1.5-GHz Samsung Exynos dual-core processor, a 1,280 by 800 screen, 5-megapixel camera in the back, and 1.3 megapixel camera in the front. The 7-inch model features 1.2-GHz dual-core Marvell processor, a 1,024-by-600 screen, a 3 megapixel camera in the back, and a 1.3 megapixel camera in the front.
Intel adds that the processor will offer advantages to the battery life that competes with other tablet choices. Sacha Segan for PC Mag has his doubts. He said ” We’ll have to see. The Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 is only 7.9mm thick and packs a relatively healthy 6,800mAh battery, and battery consumption will also be kept down by using a somewhat disappointingly low-res 1,280-by-800 screen.”
The Galaxy Tab is another popular Android based tablet that’s also more budget friendly than Apple’s iPad. Although the device doesn’t have all the bells and whistles that the iPad has, it’s still a good buy.