2011: The Galaxy Tab 10.1
Launched with Android 3.1 Honeycomb, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was a critical hit. Manufactured by Samsung, we were impressed by its sleek and light construction, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, and lush dual speakers.
It also helped that during its debut at Google I/O 2011, the company gave 5,000 Tab 10.1s away to audience members. It was the conference's first tablet giveaway, and showed developers that Google meant business when it came to operating on tablets.
- Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
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Starting at: $889.00
The good: As thin as the iPad 2 and even lighter, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the sexiest Honeycomb (soon upgradeable to Android 4.0) tablet we've seen. Also, it has an 8-megapixel back camera and a 2-megapixel front camera, and powerful dual speakers.
The bad: The lack of ports on the tablet will be a problem for some and the plastic back leaves it feeling less solid than the iPad 2.
The bottom line: Sleek, sexy, and light, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 gets as close to the iPad 2 as any Android tablet before it.
May 13, 2013 12:01 AM PDT
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