Desktops and Notebooks: Samsung Galaxy Tab Mimics iPad in Concept, but Not All Details: iFixit

 
 
By Michelle Maisto  |  Posted 2010-11-15 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Samsung Galaxy Tab, considered the first real competition to Apple's iPad and its dominance of the tablet space, received the teardown treatment from repair site iFixit. What the teardown team found, iFixit reports, is that "Samsung is definitely mimicking Apple." The team went on to call the Galaxy Tab "an unlikely offspring between the iPad and the iPhone 4." However, while the Tab features an industrial design, dock connector and ARM A8-architected processor, like the iPad, in other ways Samsung forged its own path. Less obvious than the tablets' size differences—the Galaxy Tab has a 7-inch display, versus the iPad's 9.7 inches—is the Galaxy Tab's speedy Hummingbird processor, smaller battery and Gorilla Glass front panel. In all, it received a 6 out of 10 points for "repairability" from the team, which had to use a heat gun, guitar picks and a tri-wing screwdriver to get inside.
 
 
 

Samsung Galaxy Tab Mimics iPad in Concept, but Not All Details: iFixit

by Michelle Maisto
Samsung Galaxy Tab Mimics iPad in Concept, but Not All Details: iFixit
 
 
 
 
 
Michelle Maisto has been covering the enterprise mobility space for a decade, beginning with Knowledge Management, Field Force Automation and eCRM, and most recently as the editor-in-chief of Mobile Enterprise magazine. She earned an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University, and in her spare time obsesses about food. Her first book, The Gastronomy of Marriage, if forthcoming from Random House in September 2009.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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