We here at Gadgets Magazine are always excited when a new toy arrives at the office. So let’s start a budding friendship with the Galaxy Tab 10.1, one of Samsung’s highly anticipated and sought after products.
Upon opening the box, we are greeted with a beautiful view of the tablet’s glossy white rear, with the company’s logo elegantly etched in grey.
Gently taking the tablet off its cardboard resting place reveals the bundled accessories, which is wonderfully minimal. All that comes with the Galaxy Tab 10.1 (at least in our review unit), is the charger/plug, USB cable (which connects to the charger as well) and a pair of Samsung in-ear earbuds.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is relatively light, and it’s overall size is quite appealing, and seems suitable to be carried around with you everywhere you go. Although its build feels sturdy, it is also quite delicate at the same time.
Placed on top of Gadgets Magazine’s July issue (which is out in stores now), the Galaxy Tab is approximately the same in thickness, as seen in the photo above.
The port you see in the center is for the USB/charger cable. In the photo below, you can see the discrete 3megapixel rear camera which can record at 720p.
After briefly admiring it’s sleek casing, it was finally time to turn on this pretty little thing, which only took a few seconds.
Below is a photo of the Galaxy Tab’s main app window. The screen is luminous with very vivid colors, icons pop out against the background, which makes it both pleasing to the eye and to use.
Overall at first glance, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is thoroughly impressive. It looks suave, has portable dimensions and has a clear and bright display. But only time will tell during our in-depth review if Samsung’s coveted tablet lives up to its hype.
For a complete list of features/specs: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1