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Samsung's latest tablets get priced

Samsung officially announced its new Galaxy Tab 3 series earlier this month with tablets ranging in size from 7" to 10.1". Today, the South Korean company has announced pricing for the tablets.
 
The Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 will be priced at $199. This device features a meager 1024x600 display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 8GB of internal storage.
 
The $299 Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 slightly ups the ante with a 1280x800 display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor (1.5GM of system RAM) and 16GB of storage.
 
The Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 forgoes the ARM-based processors in its smaller brother and instead adopts a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Z2560 processor (and just 1GB of system RAM). Despite the larger screen size, the 10.1" model is still saddled with a 1280x800 display.


Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 in "Gold Brown"
 
Each tablet in the Galaxy Tab 3 series comes with a microSD slot for storage expansion, a built-in IR blaster which turns the devices into universal remotes, support for Samsung's WatchON TV recommendation service, and will be available in white or "Gold Brown". The two larger models come equipped with Android 4.2 while the smallest member of the family makes do with Android 4.1.
 
Pre-orders for the devices begin tomorrow, with nationwide availability in store like Newegg, Frys, Best Buy, Amazon, and Walmart starting on July 7.

Source: Samsung



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Nice try, but no cigar
By klstay on 6/24/2013 10:45:46 AM , Rating: 2
Nook HD 7 inch model; 1440X900, 16GB RAM, micro-SD, 1.3GHz dual core - $149




RE: Nice try, but no cigar
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 6/24/2013 11:35:35 AM , Rating: 2
Actually, Nook HD+ 9" model, 1920x1280, 16GB storage, microSD, 1.5GHz dual-core -- $149

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/p/nook-hd-plus-barne...

Game over man, GAME OVER!

I actually picked up one a few weeks ago from Best Buy at this price and installed CM10.1 on it for the stock Android experience. Overall I like the tablet, but two things annoy the heck out of me:

1) Tabs in Chrome refresh WAY too much. I go from one tab to another, and then back and again and the damn thing has refreshed the page. Very annoying when trying to copy data from one tab to another. I can have 4 or 5 tabs open on my iPhone and go back and forth multiple times and not have the tabs refresh. This happens with the stock Nook software and with CM10.1.

2) Touch sensitivity/hit points on the screen are HORRIBLE. It takes me sometime 2 or three times to tap what I want to tap on the screen. Either it doesn't register or it registers in the wrong place. This happens with the stock Nook software and with CM10.1. Never experienced this problem with Android phones, the iPhone, or iPads.

Overall, for $150 I can't complain too much but the touch screen is the by far the biggest annoyance right now.


RE: Nice try, but no cigar
By kmmatney on 6/24/2013 2:18:55 PM , Rating: 2
The touchscreen on my daughter's 9" Nook HD+ (CM 10.1) works fine everywhere except for the Back/Home/Settings buttons at the bottom of the screen. I have a real hard time getting the back button to register, although a rubber stylus works well. The touch on the rest of the screen seems to work great, though. Maybe converting to CM 10.1 made the screen lose calibration?


RE: Nice try, but no cigar
By testbug00 on 6/24/2013 2:25:37 PM , Rating: 2
hahaha! I got a Nook HD+ also.... I'm just gonna to stock android (boots off of SD-card) once i get around to it.
NOTE: the screen is actually 1920x1196 according to Elixer 2 & CPU-z

I don't have issues with memory.... i frequently have 7-8 tabs open without needs to refresh....

The touch is pretty bad.... also considering the "regular price" is 270 I don't see what it does not have a camera... Of course it is a HORRIBLE tablet for 270 (unless all you do is watch movies)


RE: Nice try, but no cigar
By retrospooty on 6/24/2013 3:10:26 PM , Rating: 2
Ya, but the Nook HD+ is not $270. Its been $170 for over a month and is currently on sale for $149. Also, the screen is 1920x1280. Some apps show lower as some parts of the screen are dedicated to menu.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/nook/379003208


RE: Nice try, but no cigar
By anactoraaron on 6/24/2013 5:02:14 PM , Rating: 2
I believe in this case the missing pixels is for the navigation buttons.


RE: Nice try, but no cigar
By anactoraaron on 6/24/2013 4:59:27 PM , Rating: 2
HA I got mine at BB too, I also had some rewardzone certs to use.

Are you using the sd card, hybrid, or emmc version?

verygreen's newest emmc build works great for me(I believe it's 6/24), but I guess I don't have multiple tabs of chrome open at the same time. You should post your issue so the dev can look into it, especially if other android devices don't do it. A logcat would be very helpful also.

Get a screen protector, it really helps touch sensitivity/accuracy. I got one from skinomi for $8 shipped during their fathers day sale. Others have reported improved touch sensitivity/accuracy with a screen protector.


By Brandon Hill (blog) on 6/24/2013 5:07:39 PM , Rating: 2
I'm using the emmc version, guess i'll check out the new 6/24 build.


RE: Nice try, but no cigar
By retrospooty on 6/24/2013 11:35:46 AM , Rating: 2
Wholly crap... Its even better at the Nook site.

The Nook HD 7 1440X900, 16GB RAM is $129 and the Nook HD+ 9inch 1920x1280, 16GB RAM is $149

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/nook/379003208


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