Tuesday, March 22, 2011

New Samsung tablet thinner than iPad 2, priced similarly

Back when Apple announced its razor thin iPad 2, some Samsung execs felt they needed to go back to the drawing board with their new tablet.

Looks like they came up with something pretty special.

The company plans to release a 10.1 inch version and an 8.9. Both measure .33 inches thick, slightly thinner than the .34 inch iPad2. The comapny also said both models are lighter than iPad 2: the 10.1 weighs 1.31 pounds and the 8.9 just 1.03.

Pricing is also aggressive.

A WiFi 10.1 model arrives June 8. The 16 gig version will match iPad 2 at $499 and the 32 gig is $599. The 8.9 inch model will cost $469 and $569 for 16 or 32 gigs.

The WiFi 10.1 will hit on June 8th -- the 16GB version will cost you $499 and the 32GB $599. The 8.9 is $469 and $569 for 16GB and 32GB, respectively.

Both models are packed with features: 3 megapixel camera with LED flash on the back; 2 meg shooter on the front for video chat; 1 gig dual-core processors and battery life good for up to 10 hours of video playback.

The Samsung tablets will use the Android Honeycomb operating system that is in the Motorola Xoom and its own TouchWhiz system overtop of that.

Does this whet your appetite or are you sticking with Xoom or iPad 2?

13 comments:

E said...

June? Most people will have an Ipad 2 or a Xoom by then. :P

Ed said...

Although thats a faster response than we're seeing from Microsoft.

Anonymous said...

Samsung missed the boat AGAIN, monkey see monkey do.

Anonymous said...

If companies would stop copying and actually innovate something geeze.

Anonymous said...

basically all the exact specs of an ipad 2(better cameras tho), less apps, same price, and three months late. hahahhahaha good luck beating xoom or pad.

Michael King said...

So it has roughly the same features, weight, thickness, and price, but comes out three months after its competitor?

For all of the talk about how Apple makes overpriced and underpowered products, I don't really see anyone making a substantially better tablet at a substantially better price.

Prasad said...

The new Samsung Tablet has excellent features with big screen, huge memory with touchscreen but its cost is not applicable.

jb007 said...

its features are really interesting...

Anonymous said...

I`m gonna wait for this android

Fuzzy said...

Arguing on the internet... you know how awesome you all look?

samsung tablet pc said...

It is indeed an innovative tablet from Samsung and so far it is the best tablet pc in the market.

Howard said...

This is gorgeous!

Guzzi sager said...

Nice and quite informative post. I really look forward to your other posts.

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