Battery Life

Battery life is comparable to that of other Honeycomb tablets at just under 9 hours for our WiFi web browsing/multitasking battery life test and around 9.5 hours for video playback. With a different display panel it's not too surprising to see some variance here. The Galaxy Tab does worse than the Eee Pad Transformer in our general use test and better in our video playback test.

General Usage - Web Browsing, Email & Music Playback

Video Playback - H.264 720p Base Profile (No B-Frames)

Only the Eee Pad Transformer can deliver the Honeycomb experience with substantially longer battery life thanks to its optional external battery/keyboard dock.

A Beautiful Display Performance
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  • JasonInofuentes - Monday, June 13, 2011 - link

    The tablet market is still behind about 3 years behind the notebook market, but it's catching up faster than the notebook caught up to PC. Five years ago many would ask, why would I pay $1500 for a laptop when I can get a desktop that runs circles around any laptop for just $500. Power advancements and easy access to wireless internet made us a mobile computing culture. Those same advancements will make the cost (in dollars and compromises) of a tablet negligible relative the notebook. Thanks for the comment, keep'em coming.
  • ph00ny - Monday, June 13, 2011 - link


    Have you tried the settings within the keyboard? It's surprising that you can't turn the predictive text on when every other device with samsung keyboard allows the user to turn it off
  • TEAMSWITCHER - Monday, June 13, 2011 - link

    "I also encounter far too many crashes on a regular basis. "

    Please repost this review when the crashes are "few and far in between." With a kid in College and another on the way, I do not have the money to waste on a products such as this.
  • MadMan007 - Monday, June 13, 2011 - link

    Finally if cost is a concern (keeping in mind that you'll likely regret your purchase in another ~4 months), get the Eee Pad.

    Seriously? If you're 'likely regret' a purchase in 4 months the answer is not to just buy the cheaper option, it's to buy nothing.
  • Pino - Monday, June 13, 2011 - link

    No HDMI?!

    It's not for me, thank you!
  • vision33r - Monday, June 13, 2011 - link

    "Hey the iPad 2 doesn't have HDMI, why don't you love me!" - Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.
  • Belard - Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - link

    LOL... good one.

    My Samsung Galaxy phone has the HDMI option on the menu... no HDMI port. But I can turn it ON and OFF.

    iPads can transmit video wireless to TV, with an adapter.
  • mo.hasan - Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - link

    You can buy a HDMI adapter for the Samsung 10.1. Personally I prefer slim and weight savings versus built in port. This is not a PC after all. This is 2011, time to put wireless DLNA to good use.
  • Pjotr - Monday, June 13, 2011 - link

    Page 2:

    "After prolonged usage I either orientation can be a problem, but..."

    Say what?
  • jjj - Monday, June 13, 2011 - link

    No microSD card, HDMI or USB should be dealbreakers for many (Samsung can go Apple themself).
    Ít's a shame that a nice tablet is limited to the onboard storage when even the dumbest dumbphone has a microSD slot nowdays.

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