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Posts Tagged ‘samsung galaxy tablet’

Abt @ CES 2012: Ultrabooks, Computers, Tablet docks, Robots & Bears, Oh My!

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Samsung continued their CES exhibit with some nifty new gadgets.  The first was their super-slim Ultrabook.  At just over half an inch thick, this laptop is super powered in the smallest of packages.

Next is the new series of the Samsung Chrome.  Samsung is revamping its first-gen Series 5 with a new model.  Starting with the Chromebook, it trades its slick cover for something of a 12.1 inch matte finish, with more discreet logo placement. On the inside,  it steps up from Atom to Celeron, while the storage capacity remains fixed at 16GB.  Look for it sometime in the second quarter.

The new docking station from Samsung is the perfect partner for your Samsung Galaxy Tablet.  Sleek in design with an incredible booming sound.

Got a dirty room?  Samsung is all over it.  Their new robo-cleaner at CES 2012, showed off its cleaning and sensory skills.

 

Samsung Galaxy in Memphis Conclusion

Monday, September 26th, 2011

I was never interested in a tablet when they first arrived.  It seemed like another gadget that was going to become available only to the wealthy.  Maybe something you would find at a local “Sharper Image”.  As time went on, competition grew between manufacturers and the prices of these portable devices began to slowly decline.  Different features were added and so the competition grew fiercer.  And that still continues to this day.

Taking this product out to demo it in real-life scenarios gave me a great opportunity to really get a hold of one of these items and I am pleseantly surprised with my results.  Using the Samsung Galaxy Tablet was a real treat.  For anyone who loves carrying an MP3 player, or watching movies or doing any kind of work on their smartphones, a tablet will do exactly that, but bigger and better.

On my last day GQ, Crawford and I had all day to wait around until the bus back home arrived.  Having been checked out of the hotel and no where to really go, we hunkered down in a bar on Beale St. for the last 9 hours of the day.  The Samsung Galaxy not only became a source of entertainment to pass time, but became a talking piece.  I had numerous people from Memphis (Mephisians?) ask me as much as they could about it.  I’m not in sales, but I could tell you one thing, I certainly didn’t do any harm for Samsung Corporation on that trip.

Since the Samsung Galaxy Tablet runs the Android Honeycomb 3.1 software, I had access to the entire android marketplace.  Making sure I uploaded a few of my favorite apps, I came across ones I never used.  Like the Netflix application.  Contrary to Netflix’s current business plans, the application was extremely simple and easy to use.  I was able to have streaming movies from my account on a beautiful 10.1’’ screen with just a few quick taps.

The only two real flaws I discovered over this weekend was the size of the unit and (given the model I had) lack of 3G accessability.  When it came to passing any kind of time, or jotting down notes I needed to remember for anything, the tablet was a life saver.

If you are on the fence on whether or not you should get a tablet, feel free to weigh the pros and cons.  While it isn’t a necessity of life, it definitely makes it a bit easier and much more enjoyable.

Samsung Shows off at CTIA 2011

Friday, March 25th, 2011

In addition to the original Samsung Galaxy Tab released some time ago, Samsung announced the release of their newer, thinner tablet that is a totally revamped Galaxy Tab 8.90 & 10.1.  Both slates are incredibly thin and both will be the first Honeycomb tablets to stray from the pure Android 3.0 experience and add what Samsung’s taken to calling its TouchWiz UX or TouchWiz 4.0.

Samsung’s pricing and dates of availability are as follows: the WiFi 10.1 will hit on June 8th; the 16GB version will cost you $499 and the 32GB $599. The 8.9 is $469 and $569 for 16GB and 32GB, respectively.

Visit our Samsung Galaxy link for information on the original.