After being showcased at the MWC 2012 a couple of months ago, the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 surfaces on an online store with a price of $399.99. According to experts, it is a decent price tag for a tablet with WiFi-only connectivity and 8GB of internal storage. As for the detailed specification, it has Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The device boasts a 10.1 inch touchscreen display with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution. The rest of specification is similar to the original Galaxy Tab 10.1, a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 3Mp snapper at the back panel and a VGA camera fitted on the front for video conferencing, which is a letdown as the original Galaxy Tab 10.1 has a 2Mp front-facing camera. Instead of ULP Geforce used on the predecessor, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 uses PowerVR SGX540, which corresponds to the switch to a new chipset, the Nvidia Tegra 2 T20 from TI OMAP 4430. Consumers who need larger storage can choose the 16GB and 32GB version. It is unknown whether a 64GB version will be released in the future, but currently, you can purchase a 64GB version of the original Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Another substantial change compared to the original Galaxy Tab 10.1, is the availability of an external card slot, which can support up to 32GB of microSD card. The tablet gets its power from a 7000 mAh battery and as always, Samsung TouchWiz UI is right in place, offering an intuitive touch experience for users. All the aforementioned details are crammed into a chassis measuring 256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm, which is 1.1mm thicker than the predecessor. Should you but Galaxy Tab 2 10.1? Perhaps, but only if you choose the 8GB as it has a reasonable price. If you want something more powerful, choose the Tab 7.7 or Tab 7.0 Plus instead.