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Realistic price, cool features make the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 a winner

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THENEW Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

A perfect tab is probably the one that is easy to use with virtually limitless features, endless possibilities and ultimate personalization capability. But to roll all these criteria into one “rectangular pinch-to-zoom device with rounded edges” will make its tag price unconscionable.

I have always wanted an iPad, but my mom won’t let me get one. She feels it is expensive and not practical to get another as my brother already has one, and with my meager allowance, I won’t be able to save up before the technology becomes obsolete. But I’ll never give up. Tabs provide a much easier and quicker way to use the Internet for day-to-day things, as well as to access social media and e-mails.

Having initially targeted only an iPad, it was only after a friend’s recommendation and reading  many online reviews that I noticed how much cheaper Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 was. After dithering for months on whether or not to get a tablet, my mom finally bought me this device! The tablet is available at a realistic price. Running on superb Android Ice Cream Sandwich, it makes my current phone running on Froyo seem much older.

WE TRIED it out, and here’s a sample of the artwork possible using the Tab.

And it hasn’t disappointed. It’s bigger screen is great for web browsing, and being able to run apps along with your phone is great. This “All Share” feature lets you play the content of your tablet on your TV by simply tapping it over Bluetooth or home Wi-Fi network. Sharing photos with family  is amazingly simple. But one of the key points of the Galaxy Tab 2 for me was the fact that it has a micro SD card slot, so it is easy to expand memory if required.

Here are the specifications of Galaxy Tab 2 10.1:

OS: Android OS, v4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradable to v4.1

Network: HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100

Processor: 1GHz Dual Core

Display: 10.1” WXGA (1280×800) PLS TFT

THE TAB has Adobe Photoshop for quick sketches.

Camera: Main (rear) 3 Megapixel; Sub (front) VGA only

Video format: 3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4, WMV, FLV, MKV, WebM

Playback/Recording: Full HD @ 30 fps

Audio format: MP3, AAC, AC-3, AMR, FLAC, MID, WMA, WAV, OGG with SoundLive








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  • jun arcalas

    naniniwala ako na ang pahayagan na ito ay may editor , papaano nakapasa ang ganitong komersyal na pahayag,this is an  editorial newspaper not a blog .

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/U46CFYPI6CU7RPUR2WGE4GT6OQ ricci

    Mag aadvertise lang eh bitin pa. INQ just stick to news and features. huwag na mag tech news trying hard lang.

  • andresa igbac

    bitin ah. saka walang price?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Logan-Wolf/100000687153724 Logan Wolf

    buti na lang hindi ito s_x… kakabitin eh!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3UAABFPUE5ZKBXOAGLWL6POGWU joel genese

    Free advertising? As if this is really needed by anyone. Limitless features? This could be the most stupid feature.Nakakabweset na tuwing may binabasa ako tungkol sa mga mobile tech, palaging may limitless na feature.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NSU5Y7UBTKLF4H2FMC6YPV3R6M Andrea Te

    So what is the “Realistic Price?”
    I am so disappointed that such an article gets passed by Inquirer’s editors.

    • Offshore10

      better ask the mom, hindi naman pera niya(the writer) ginamit niya e, nagpabili lang. hehehe.  REalistic would be a relative term in here. Personally I would not think twice buying a $1.5-2K Canon lens that I would be needing but couldn’t, until now, buy my self even a decent smartphone available out there.

      I agree with you.  Dapat ito hindi inilathala sa ganitong pahayagan, sa blog lang dapat. 

      • andresa igbac

         offshore…baka filler article lang kasi eto sa print edition. saka wag na lang tayo magcomplain. tutal libre naman natin nababasa ang inq online. at least libre pa :)



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