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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  • fteoath64 - Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - link

    Very true. They had a chance to differentiate and blew it. MicroSD, Mini-HDMI and USBhost ports are really mandatory for any device because they additional modes for media consumption. Only Apple can get away with it, no one else.
  • [insert name] - Sunday, June 19, 2011 - link

    Hmmm.. the lack of both kinda killed the GT10 for me so I went looking at Xoom (too early, too flakey) the iconia (usual woeful levels of post-sales support) and the Transformer (ugly-looking, heavy and I read they too are having their problems, although I like the external HDD support on the dock!).

    So I went back to looking at the GT10; I can live without the HDMI port (my GT7 doesn't have it), but it's still the lack of uSD that's killing me - I have a 32GB uSD card chock-a-block full of music & videos and a 16GB one I use for business documentation, pressos etc.

    Yes, I can just pay the ridiculous excess for the 32GB version, but it's a lot easier/faster to swap out a uSD card than plug 'n drag many, many GB of data...
  • Zandros - Monday, June 13, 2011 - link

    "The Samsung supplied photo below shows a comparison of the tradeoff you make with S-IPS and I-IPS, as well as both of those compared to Super PLS"

    I'd say it's a near useless comparison, since there's no way you'll be looking at the three displays with the same horizontal angle at the same time.
  • RHurst - Thursday, June 16, 2011 - link

  • MrSewerPickle - Monday, June 13, 2011 - link

    Yet another excellent technical review. I read a lot of reviews online but typically wait for your opinion before making a decision. You make some excellent points as always about the impending Tegra 3 factor.

    Anyway I've been enjoying this site sense before Tom left Toms and it always continues to impress me. Keep up the unbiased technical reviews.
  • spambonk - Monday, June 13, 2011 - link

    Does it have light bleed, like the Asus transformer and you didn't tell us.
  • erple2 - Monday, June 13, 2011 - link

    Page 6:

    <quote>On top of all of that, the LE suffered light bleed from one of its corners - a problem I haven't seen on the retail 10.1.</quote>

    Sounds like the answer is "not on this unit".
  • erple2 - Monday, June 13, 2011 - link

    Ratza fratza no edit button ratza fratza...

    Page 6:

    On top of all of that, the LE suffered light bleed from one of its corners - a problem I haven't seen on the retail 10.1.

    Sounds like the answer is "not on this unit".
  • sammsiam - Monday, June 13, 2011 - link

    The XOOM has 32GB of NAND
  • AsteriskCGY - Monday, June 13, 2011 - link

    Bought a Xoom on sale like 3 weeks ago 100 off retail. still had tax so ended up being 558 in the end. Glad its numbers are comparable but that weight really does factor in a lot. And if Kal El means I can start playing my 720 mkv's with subs instead of hunting for SD or 480 avi files for the stuff I watch might've been worth the wait.

    Or see who'd want to buy a xoom at that time.

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