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Samsung Debuts Thin Galaxy Tab S With Super AMOLED 2560X1600 Display

samzenpus posted about a month and a half ago | from the brand-new dept.

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MojoKid (1002251) writes Samsung unveiled its latest flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S, at an event in New York City tonight, and the new device is thin, lightweight, and sports a killer Super AMOLED display. Samsung boasts that the Galaxy Tab S's 2560x1600 display has 73% better color reproduction than conventional LCD displays and can match colors up to 94% of "nature's true palette" with deeper blacks and a 100,000:1 contrast ratio. The 10.5-inch device weighs just 467g and measures a mere 6.6mm in thickness (and there's an 8.4-inch version, too). Under the hood, the Galaxy Tab S features Android KitKat 4.4, 3GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of storage with a microSD slot that supports up to 128GB. The front camera is 2.1MP and the rear 8MP camera has an LED flash. No word on the exact processor on board just yet, other than it's a quad-core SoC. It's likely a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 though an Exynos variant or perhaps even Tegra 4 wouldn't be beyond the realm of possibility.

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176 comments

Time for an upgrade (0, Informative)

CaptQuark (2706165) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228217)

Ok, I want one!!

Time for an upgrade (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228229)

And.... no one gives a fuck.

Re:Time for an upgrade (3, Informative)

by (1706743) (1706744) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228331)

I think parent was merely pointing out that this seems like a legitimately cool product, as opposed to, "here's our existing product with a new name!"

Re:Time for an upgrade (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228623)

No, it's still yet another lagdroid tablet. Just more pixels with the same shitty OS.

Re:Time for an upgrade (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228775)

Instead, it's "Here's a new product with the same name".
They've got too many products out there called "Galaxy".

Re:Time for an upgrade (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228405)

Oh stop your crying, baby.

Re:Time for an upgrade (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228813)

clearly you did as you took the time to post?

Re:Time for an upgrade (5, Insightful)

JaredOfEuropa (526365) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228333)

I want... similar drool inducing screen specs to make it into the bigger screens, where ultra-high resolutions actualy make sense. The choice in TVs and monitors with resolutions that exceed HD is still decidedly poor. On tablets, a high resolution helps especially when reading for longer periods of time, but I couldn't care less about black levels or color reproduction. Again, such features are more important for bigger screens.

Re:Time for an upgrade (1)

Nutria (679911) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228349)

You have a *lot* more disposable income that me. Childless?

Re:Time for an upgrade (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228357)

Sure! Who needs kids when there's 7 billion of us worthless fucks already here!

Re:Time for an upgrade (0, Flamebait)

Nutria (679911) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228479)

Tell that to the actually worthless fucks who are still breeding like rabbits.

Re:Time for an upgrade (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228865)

People in America who are interested in stealing more of my hard earned tax dollars as "welfare"

Imagine a Beowulf cluster of those (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228627)

Imagine a Beowulf cluster of those,
Running Hadoop, one must suppose.
For NoSQL's the buzzword everyone knows,
Though dropping ACID many further problems can pose.

Re:Time for an upgrade (2)

interkin3tic (1469267) | about a month and a half ago | (#47229669)

Samsung has been on a real kick lately with locked bootloaders [thewire.com] .

Fuck any company that tries to limit what I can do with my possessions.

Until they prove that this new tablet is easily rootable, so that you can do what you want on it, no self-respecting nerd should buy this.

(And before any smartass pipes up with "customers are leasing it, not buying it" yeah yeah, you are very clever, but you and I both know that's horseshit.)

Units! (4, Funny)

SuricouRaven (1897204) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228223)

"The 10.5-inch device weighs just 467g and measures a mere 6.6mm in thickness" ...

Re:Units! (5, Funny)

fractoid (1076465) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228267)

The 0.267m device weighs just 0.467kg and measures a mere 0.0066m in thickness.

Happy now?

Re:Units! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228317)

I prefer my units rounded.

The 0m device weighs just 0kg and measures a mere 0m in thickness.

Re:Units! (4, Funny)

fnj (64210) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228397)

See? Imperial is no different from metric.

The 0 mile device weighs just 0 hundredweight and measures a mere 0 miles in thickness.

Re:Units! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228449)

I prefer my units rounded.

sorry, Apple has the patent on that.

Re:Units! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47229653)

Rounded and in exponential form!

The 0*10^-3 m device weighs just 0*10^-3 kg and measures a mere 0*10^-4 m in thickness.

Re:Units! (1, Funny)

cdrudge (68377) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228673)

Happy now?

No. Why did you use kilograms when grams is obviously the base SI unit of measure?

Re:Units! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228697)

Go away.

Re:Units! (4, Informative)

fractoid (1076465) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228779)

Because it's not. [unc.edu] The kilogram is the base SI unit of mass (unintuitive as that may seem, given the included scale prefix.)

Re:Units! (1)

Blaskowicz (634489) | about a month and a half ago | (#47229385)

Intuitively, the unit of mass should be a tonne?, 10^6 grams. That is the mass of one cube meter of water.

Re:Units! (4, Interesting)

fractoid (1076465) | about a month and a half ago | (#47229567)

Metric isn't as perfectly logical as we'd have you believe.

I mean, um, METRIC IS AWESOME.

Re:Units! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228785)

The 0.267m device weighs just 0.467kg and measures a mere 0.0066m in thickness.

Happy now?

Actually no. The unit of weight is grams, not kilograms.

Re:Units! (4, Funny)

Blaskowicz (634489) | about a month and a half ago | (#47229351)

Actually the unit of weight is newtons

Re:Units! (2, Informative)

Racemaniac (1099281) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228269)

well, screens are even in metric countries still mostly measured in inch. a 10.5 inch screen is clearer than a 27cm screen.
It's indeed strange and stupid, but unless there is a sudden movement to get rid of this convention, it's rather convenient to keep it that way. Everybody knows the sizes in inch of the screens they have, so if a new screen then also measures it in inch, it's easy to compare it to what you currently have.

If i read somewhere the screen diagonal measured in cm, it's most of the time a tiny TV they're trying to make it sound bigger than it is...

Re:Units! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228343)

It's indeed strange and stupid, but unless there is a sudden movement to get rid of this convention, it's rather convenient to keep it that way. Everybody knows the sizes in inch of the screens they have, so if a new screen then also measures it in inch, it's easy to compare it to what you currently have.

Yeah, I feel the time to change that would have been during the transition to widescreen. The diagonal dimension wasn't comparable over that anyway.
Should have ditched that entire convention and moved over to square cm/dm, but I guess that was unthinkable since widescreen gave higher diagonal at less screen area. Marketing wins again.

Re:Units! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228411)

True. It was a missed opportunity, and you're probably right about the reason.

Personally I think it'd be most useful to know the height of the visible area (in cm), and the aspect ratio.

Re:Units! (1)

GNious (953874) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228421)

I've travelled to quite a few European countries (I'm European), and most places, electronics-stores give screen-sizes in centimeters, not inches. Is more prevalent in east-european countries.

Re:Units! (1)

Racemaniac (1099281) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228515)

here in west europe, i also see it sometimes, but most of the times it's still inches. And when i see it in cm, it's just strange :p

Re: Units! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228555)

also west europe here - while screens sizes are often advertised in cm (i guess that's the bigger number), they are usually compared and talked about in inches.

Re:Units! (1)

jones_supa (887896) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228675)

In Finland I have only rarely seen centimeters mentioned in screen sizes. It's generally inches through-and-through.

Re:Units! (1)

Mr0bvious (968303) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228781)

Not here: http://www.fust.ch/de/r/tv-fot... [www.fust.ch] (probably the most popular electronics store in Switzerland).

Re:Units! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228885)

In Germany it's actually mostly inflated inches for computer screens and cm for TV screens.

Re:Units! (1)

Blaskowicz (634489) | about a month and a half ago | (#47229415)

Same in France with inches somewhat gaining hold in televisions (due to internet discussions and websites)

Re:Units! (5, Insightful)

AmiMoJo (196126) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228523)

a 10.5 inch screen is clearer than a 27cm screen.

It's really not though, at least to me. When you say 27cm I immediately have a firm idea of how big it is, but 10.5" is a bit vague for someone living in a (mostly) metric country. TV sizes are much easier to visualize in centimetres as well.

Re:Units! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47229595)

TV sizes are much easier to visualize in centimetres as well.

As a European, fuck no. TV's in inches, bitches.

Re:Units! (1)

Calinous (985536) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228611)

Romania has started Metrification about 150 years ago... but I'm still referring to mountain bike wheels as "of 26 by 1.9" (inches that is).

Re:Units! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228707)

Well, France started about 220 years ago. But tyres are a mess: width in mm on a wheel whose diameter is given in inches. This is despite the fact that Michelin tried to start a range of metric wheel and tyres dimension 40 years ago.

When you take into account the fact that the profile ratio gives the diameter that the tyres add to the wheel, you end up adding inches and millimeters. Looks like a job for NASA.

Re:Units! (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228723)

Bicycle tire markings are a dark art.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_5775

Re:Units! (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228633)

well, screens are even in metric countries still mostly measured in inch. a 10.5 inch screen is clearer than a 27cm screen.

That's a typical comment from someone living in the US. People that live with metric know exactly what cm relates to regarding scale. The only exception would be the UK that's mixed.

Re:Units! (1)

Racemaniac (1099281) | about a month and a half ago | (#47229275)

i guess that's a compliment for my good english, but i'm european :p.
and i know very well how much 27cm is, but i find it hard to translate to screen diagonal. I however know perfectly how big my currently 10" tablets screen is, and i've never looked at it as a 25cm tablet :p, or maybe i'm getting old and will have to face that slowly screens will be measured in cm and not inch.
Knowing how much 27cm is, for me at least, doesn't give a good indication of what you'll exactly have. you have to compare it to similar screens you have experienced, and for me i've always seen them described in inches, so that's the reference for me.

Re:Units! (1)

danbob999 (2490674) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228871)

Many "32" class" TV are in fact 31.5" when you look at the details because they are 80 cm which is even less than 31.5" (so should be rounded down to 31")

Re:Units! (1)

DavidMZ (3411229) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228879)

well, screens are even in metric countries still mostly measured in inch.

It depends on the countries. From the countries I have seen:

- UK, Japan: still using inches for TV screens

- France, Germany: using cm for as long as I remember

Re:Units! (1)

geezer nerd (1041858) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228949)

Screen sizes are given in inches in New Zealand, though the country is metric for everything else. I don't know for sure, but my guess is that would be the same in Australia. When I was there, I did not go shopping for a screen.

New Zealand converted to metric in 1969. Many people still alive remember the Imperial units used before then (and there are lots of UK immigrants and lots of UK and US television and movies), so references to older units are still understood by most people in everyday conversation. For instance, fuel efficiency in automobiles is still referred to commonly as "mileage".

Re:Units! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47229051)

Oh! Wow! The 27 one really sounds better than the 10.5 one! I'll take the 27 one.

Re:Units! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47229267)

In Spain we use inches to measure screen sizes and metric units for everything else.

Re:Units! (1)

dj245 (732906) | about a month and a half ago | (#47229549)

"The 10.5-inch device weighs just 467g and measures a mere 6.6mm in thickness" ...

Not really that amusing. Screen sizes in even the most solidly [amazon.co.jp] metric [amazon.it] countries [amazon.co.uk] are often measured in inches.

Nice specs (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228235)

Too bad it runs on android.

Re:Nice specs (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228563)

...or does Android run on it?

Re:Nice specs (1)

S.O.B. (136083) | about a month and a half ago | (#47229011)

If a robot is moving quickly with it then you can say it "runs on android".

Meh (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228245)

Call me when it runs Linux and has 8GB of ram. Tablets are so 2010.

Re:Meh (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228369)

You. I like you.

Meh (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228831)

Android is Linux, dumbass.

Re:Meh (1)

jc42 (318812) | about a month and a half ago | (#47229441)

Android is Linux, dumbass.

Yeah, but crippled by a crappy GUI designed for a 3" screen and hands that can't touch type or use a pencil.

id get one but (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228279)

id get one but I'm gay so I have to buy apple

Re:id get one but (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228695)

+1 Funny for being so inapt and unwieldy.

73% better color reproduction than conventionalLCD (1)

birdspider (1476517) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228285)

wow thats .... unhelpful

Re:73% better color reproduction than conventional (2, Insightful)

fnj (64210) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228403)

It doesn't even mean a single goddam objective thing.

Differences to TabPro? (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228305)

These tablets sure look nice. The main downsides seem to be (i) price and (ii) Samsung's customized TouchWiz UI (so you gotta wait for custom ROMs).

But the question in my mind is the following: how do these differ from the TabPro tablets? They look quite similar to me... Thoughts?

Re:Differences to TabPro? (2)

CastrTroy (595695) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228543)

Personally, I find android to be not so great for tablets. I can understand Samsung wanting to use a custom UI as the stock one doesn't allow multiple apps onscreen at the same time. Personally, I really like the UI on my Surface 2. My only major complaint is the lack of apps.

Re: Differences to TabPro? (1)

Teranolist (3658793) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228557)

Or you could install another launcher, so no need for custom roms to change the ui (I use go launcher on my phone with original rom for example cause i hate touchwiz)

Re:Differences to TabPro? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47229119)

They're designed to watch videos on them. The 16:10 aspect ratio they use is terrible for anything else.

What about tetrachromate women ? (3, Interesting)

advid.net (595837) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228351)

If it can match colors up to 94% of "nature's true palette" , maybe it could be used to display a test for tetrachromate people ? [wikipedia.org]

I always wanted to make such a test, but I was quite difficult with real pigments.

I hope some application will try to make such a test, it would be amazing !

Re:What about tetrachromate women ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228375)

Here's a quick hands-on of the Galaxy Tab S at tonight's NYC press event. Notice how smooth and responsive it is, even though it's pushing 4 million pixels at 2560X1600 res.

!!!

Re:What about tetrachromate women ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228431)

> maybe it could be used to display a test for tetrachromate people ?

I don't think so: I guess the color space of the OLED will be three-dimensional (with better saturation and perhaps better resolution, but still mixing three basic colours), while the colour space of tetrachromate people is four dimensional. Unless you convince Samsung to build OLEDs with four photophores... which might come at a slightly higher price tag, given the small target market.

What about tetrachromate women ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228433)

Can't be done when the pixels are still only trichromate. To produce a tetrachromaticity test you'd need a RYGB display and two images that are different in RYGB space but appear the same when viewed with a RGB sensor (i.e. most people's eyes).

Re:What about tetrachromate women ? (1)

K. S. Kyosuke (729550) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228561)

I thought adding a fourth color was considered anyway, even if only for the purpose of increasing energy efficiency of these displays?

Re:What about tetrachromate women ? (0)

jpatters (883) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228443)

It is most likely an RGB display, so its color gamut would be limited to what can be made out of those three wavelengths, and not anywhere close to 94% of "nature's true palette". Seriously, if Apple made that claim about a display, they would be a hundred posts by now mercilessly mocking them.

Don't believe the hype. (3, Funny)

Ecuador (740021) | about a month and a half ago | (#47229323)

They say "94% of nature's true palette" yet it still cannot reproduce a single shade of octarine...

Battery life? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228353)

...of perhaps 10 minutes? But wow what a 10 minutes it will be with such a screen!

Screw this thin crap (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228361)

Give me a nice fat tablet with features, not this thin crap you could break by breathing on it.

But can it run Modern(tm) apps? (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228371)

No? How about the old windows apps? No? Not going to do very well if you ask me. And i know because I am a certified MS expert in this field.

Re:But can it run Modern(tm) apps? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228427)

Have you read the refund policy? Maybe you can still spend that money on something worth a damn. Yeah, I'm asking if you can actually read and understand what you're reading or if you just say "Accept" to any long text that you encounter :)

Re: But can it run Modern(tm) apps? (1)

Teranolist (3658793) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228987)

"certified MS expert" = You don't know shit?

94% of "nature's true palette"? (1)

wonkey_monkey (2592601) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228401)

match colors up to 94% of "nature's true palette"

I assume they actually mean 94% of the colours humans can see - unless this thing can spit out X-rays.

Re:94% of "nature's true palette"? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228483)

Well, we designed the 2MP front camera to be able pick up X-rays so that the tablet can identify the user by dental records (purely as an anti-theft device, I assure you), but we found that we needed an emitter for that to work so we built that into the display. Then marketing caught wind of the feature, and here we are.

Re:94% of "nature's true palette"? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228593)

The next version will also have a gamma ray emitter to showcase their hilarious new "Give Your Friends Cancer" app.

Re:94% of "nature's true palette"? (1)

wbr1 (2538558) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228613)

I assume they actually mean 94% of the colours humans can see - unless this thing can spit out X-rays.

That is part of their new user/ad tracking software.

Re:94% of "nature's true palette"? (1)

Bongo (13261) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228645)

match colors up to 94% of "nature's true palette"

I assume they actually mean 94% of the colours humans can see - unless this thing can spit out X-rays.

Hee.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/31/Radioactive_Man.jpg

Super AMOLED a welcome upgrade (2)

PSdiE (643639) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228435)

I own the Tab 2 and it's a great device - but the poor black contrast lets it down, particularly when watching video. On my Galaxy S4 mobile the blacks (eg, dark scenes or fade to black in movie) are pure black, better than iPhone and others .. whereas on the Tab2 they're distinctly grey due to the LCD backlight. Super AMOLED is superb.

Re:Super AMOLED a welcome upgrade (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228491)

aslong as that shit isn't pentile

Re:Super AMOLED a welcome upgrade (2)

NormalVisual (565491) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228559)

Super AMOLED is superb.

Agreed, as long as you're inside. My S4 is a bear to use outside because you just can't see the display worth a damn in bright sunlight.

Re:Super AMOLED a welcome upgrade (2)

Mr0bvious (968303) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228825)

I own a Tab 1, 2 and Note (all 10" versions) and I must say that the Tab 2 is absolute rubbish compared to the other 2. It is amazingly non responsive (slow).

The Note is fantastic and the Tab 1 is pretty good - but what the hell did they do to the Tab 2? That thing was a step backwards from the Tab 1, I hate it.

No word on cost (0)

wiredog (43288) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228521)

So it's probably about the same as the equivalent Apple Product. But without anything like iTunes behind it.

Re:No word on cost (5, Funny)

wed128 (722152) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228621)

But without anything like iTunes behind it.

Not having iTunes sounds like a feature...they should charge a premium.

Re:No word on cost (1, Insightful)

MightyYar (622222) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228859)

You jest, but I would love to have something available in the open source world that can:
- Hold all of my media
- Curate it (rankings, playlists, etc.)
- Make it available on my various mobile devices and computers
- Make it available on my TV
- Let me play it over remote, synchronized speakers.
- Change ratings from my mobile devices

Right now I can't do all of those things, and so I end up stuck in iTunes. I run Subsonic, which does a lot of that, but does not allow per-file rankings and does not play over remote speakers. Well, technically I got a single set of remote speakers to work using an open source airplay tool, but it loses the synchronization and is a PITA to switch target speakers. I run Plex, which is great and has some good mobile tools - but does not have remote speaker or curator tools on par with iTunes. Things move fast, so maybe I'm just not keeping up - but I would love to ditch iTunes. It forces me to keep an old Mac running 24/7. Yes, I could move it to a newer PC but I already have the Mac, so...

Re:No word on cost (1)

Overzeetop (214511) | about a month and a half ago | (#47229125)

Were only the interface not a steaming pile of laggy shit, I would agree with you. But, oh, the torture of actually trying to curate a collection of anything but consumer audio in iTunes (and even just audio in iTunes) has made me long for the days of frustrating Media Monkey add-ons. I use iTunes because I have iDevices, but it sucks so bad I've done essentially nothing with mu library organization since I switched 5 years ago. And don't even get me started on video - I can't even use video on my portables - Apple decided with the last update to eliminate the titles, so all I have of my collection is a screen cap of the first few seconds of video - a hundred different views of the Universal or Fox or Disney logo. Dumb shits. Not to mention that, afaik, you can't stream from your library to a portable device (though you can to ATVs, which can be nice, but nowhere near as user friendly/useful as, say, Plex).

iTunes is probably useful if you purchased everything - and only commercial - audio from Apple iTMS, like/agree with their tagging standards, and listen casually. That may be a lot of folks, but it certainly isn't my use case.

Re:No word on cost (1)

MightyYar (622222) | about a month and a half ago | (#47229423)

I agree that the interface is lacking, and I'd even be willing to run multiple (compatible) solutions. I just can't find anything with the same capabilities. I really, really would like to switch. I was hoping that "MagicPlay" would help fill the gap, but I never heard another word after the initial flurry of announcements a year ago.

Re:No word on cost (1)

wiredog (43288) | about a month and a half ago | (#47229015)

A feature to us, perhaps (although it's not that difficult to get non iTunes files onto an iPad), but to the average consumer? If it isn't priced aggressively it will have trouble competing against the iPad.

Re:No word on cost (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228657)

Not having iTunes sounds like a big selling point to me.

Re:No word on cost (1)

Mr0bvious (968303) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228841)

The video in the linked article had more that a word on cost :). $499 for the 10", can't remember the other.

Here's a direct link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?... [youtube.com]

samsung hardware is good, software is terrible (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47228599)

Samsung hardware is most excellent, but their software is awful, i thought itunes was bad but Samsung Kies takes it to a whole another level of poor quality, never mind if something goes wrong and you have to use their support website which firefox/chrome/MSIE cant parse with numerous server errors/script errors multiple registration procedures.
my phone died and i had to return it, their site refused to work and i had to call them on the phone to get any resolution, truly the worst experience i have ever had with a tech company, itunes may suck but at least it works

Re:samsung hardware is good, software is terrible (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47229137)

Yep. Samsung's software and support sucks big time. Which is a shame, because the hardware is usually quite nice, despite the questionable design choices.

New Marketing method, sell the screen? (1)

Dan Askme (2895283) | about a month and a half ago | (#47228711)

Under the hood, the Galaxy Tab S features Android KitKat 4.4, 3GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of storage with a microSD slot that supports up to 128GB.

But hey, at least we know what the screen size is!
This hardware must be so hot, internal chip specs are not required.

Too bad most laptops are going the other direction (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a month and a half ago | (#47229333)

Am I the only one who thinks it seems to be getting harder and harder to find reasonably priced laptops with high resolution displays?

Concerned about all these ads (3, Insightful)

2ms (232331) | about a month and a half ago | (#47229355)

Why is there such an incredible number of advertisements for products like this on Slashdot these days? Surely no one actually considers it news that the latest model of some commodity consumer electronics product has a faster processor and more compact form factor than its predecessor.

Removable battery? (4, Interesting)

sremick (91371) | about a month and a half ago | (#47229689)

Does this have a removable battery?

I've stopped buying consumer electronics that take the markedly ANTI-consumer and needless action of making non-removable batteries. I realize this eliminates most tablets* but I really have little use for a tablet (my job has provided several for me to use but I really couldn't care less about them, having tried them).

* - And all Apple hardware, but I'm ok with that too.

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