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Galaxy Tab 10.1 Judged 'No Match For iPad' 302

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from the depends-if-you-want-android dept.
tripleevenfall writes "Clayton Morris reviews the Galaxy Tab 10.1, and finds it lacking, especially at the $400 price point, saying 'I can't in good conscience tell you to go out and spend $400 on this half-baked experience when the fully baked iPad experience can be had for just a few dollars more.'"
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Galaxy Tab 10.1 Judged 'No Match For iPad'

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  • Re:fdsa (Score:5, Informative)

    by rotide (1015173) on Friday June 17, 2011 @09:59PM (#36482298)

    Per Wikipedia:

    "Clayton Morris (born December 31, 1976) is a current co-host of Fox & Friends Weekend on Fox News Channel and a former co-host of the syndicated The Daily Buzz. In addition to his work at FNC, Morris runs a media consulting company called Action Now Consultant Group. Morris has also appeared as a guest host of CNET's Podcast The 404. Morris co-hosts a weekly podcast with childhood friend, professional wrestler Mike Quackenbush called The Grizzly Bear Egg Cafe. Every Friday Morris hosts Gadgets & Games on Strategy Room on the Fox website."

    In other words, a guy who has no credentials except media wanker. And he likes iPads.

  • by MBCook (132727) <foobarsoft@foobarsoft.com> on Friday June 17, 2011 @10:01PM (#36482318) Homepage

    Ars Technica has a much more detailed review [arstechnica.com]. All and all, it sounds like a nice device if you don't want an iPad.

    The thing that struck me reading the review (and they commented on this very well) was just how much work seemed unfinished. A couple of times they mentioned "(blah blah blah) but Samsung says that will come in a future update." The amount of "it'll be here later" on the products launching lately seems horrible. How many features on the iPad were listed on the box and in the marketing material but didn't come out until a later software update? How many were there on the BlackBerry tablet? Even the Nintendo 3DS did this.

  • Well, duh? (Score:4, Informative)

    by Gaygirlie (1657131) <gaygirlie AT hotmail DOT com> on Friday June 17, 2011 @10:02PM (#36482322) Homepage

    If you want an iPad-like experience then OBVIOUSLY iPad is the way to go. Vice versa, if you want an Android experience Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a very good, solid choice.

    Sheer flamebait article.

  • Engadget Review (Score:5, Informative)

    by Nikkos (544004) on Friday June 17, 2011 @10:03PM (#36482326) Homepage
    http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/08/samsung-galaxy-tab-10-1-review/ [engadget.com]

    They griped about no SD card slot, but gave it a 8/10. I'd trust them a hell of a lot more than Clayton Morris...
  • Re:So what (Score:3, Informative)

    by poetmatt (793785) on Friday June 17, 2011 @10:17PM (#36482416) Journal

    It's summed up more simple than that.

    This is a review on Fox News. That should sum up why this isn't even a story or legitimate article. Apparently fair and biased = let's have an apple fanboy review apple's competition.

  • Re:So what (Score:5, Informative)

    by The13thSin (1092867) on Friday June 17, 2011 @10:19PM (#36482428)
    How did this even get through the Firehose? Guess there are a lot more Apple fanboys on Slashdot then I thought... Even an Engadget review [engadget.com] would've been more in-depth and useful than this one... and that's saying something...
  • by hitmark (640295) on Saturday June 18, 2011 @12:17AM (#36482902) Journal

    Huh? Jobs specifically said "people do not read" as a dismissal of ebook about a year before Apple launched a ebook section of their app store.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday June 18, 2011 @01:29AM (#36483114)

    Apple's approach seems to be to tell you that you don't need that feature and then release it later

    Apple never says you "don't need something", they say they want to wait until they can do the feature well before they ship it.

    It's better to under-promise and over-deliver, than the reverse... you'll find that's true in all sorts of things.

    Yeah, it's not like Apple ever said you didn't need 3G on your phone (since it would kill battery life) or how you don't need multitasking (since it would kill battery life), , or you don't need a front facing camera on your iPad (for no apparent reason). Oh wait, they did say all these things. They especially criticized 3G and multitasking.

  • by node 3 (115640) on Saturday June 18, 2011 @02:49AM (#36483388)

    The very things you wrote fit what SuperKendall wrote, not contradict it!

    Yeah, it's not like Apple ever said you didn't need 3G on your phone (since it would kill battery life)

    They *didn't* say you don't need it. They said it killed battery life. And it *DID*. Newer chips use less power. At the time, 3G phones tended to have awful battery life when 3G was enabled. Now they don't. Now the same is true of 4G phones. And then it won't be. Also, 3G wasn't widely deployed, just as 4G isn't yet either. But, just like 3G, it will be.

    or how you don't need multitasking (since it would kill battery life)

    And it does. Which is why Apple implemented a multitasking system which works well without leading to battery problems.

    And they never said, "you don't need multitasking".

    or you don't need a front facing camera on your iPad (for no apparent reason)

    And they never said you don't need a front facing camera.

    This is exactly what SuperKendall was saying. Apple doesn't go around saying, "you don't need this". They just don't implement something until they can do it well. 3G waited for better chips. Multitasking waited for a better task model. Front facing camera waited for FaceTime and simply just when the hardware was added.

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