Samsung Unveils Ultra-thin Galaxy Tab S with Super AMOLED 2560x1600 Display

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dbqfan

I made the huge mistake of buying an apple laptop. It was my stupid mistake as I did not check before I bought it. None of my programs that I use for my work will run on an apple computer. I had to buy everything from the apple store. I found that everyone with an apple computer thinks that they have the only computer in the world. It was slower than my PC and nothing but problems from the first day I had it. I finally donated it to charity just to get rid of it. No more apple products for me. I would suffer thru Win8 before I would switch to an apple.

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Engelsstaub

There's not a computer in the world of any manufacture or OS that's suitable to your particular brand of weapons-grade stupidity.

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MaximumMike

Though I don't recommend Apple products... for anyone... ever, I do find myself quite in agreement with what you're saying here.

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The Mac

lol..

There does appear to be some logic fail here...

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sladeofdark

I am going to try and wait for one of these to put in my car instead of the Tab Pro 8.4 because this has all those nice light adjustment features which will make it awesome to use as a car media player instead of the crappy choices in decks that are out there. I have had nothing but stellar ownership of Galaxy products.

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vrmlbasic

A microSD slot. All Android device makers should take note of this. The lack of a SD slot is the biggest weakness (tiny battery is second) of the Nexus line of android tablets.

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LatiosXT

I'm will to bet this is just a push to get people to use cloud services, because the only thing most people would store that needs a ton of space are pictures, movies, and music.

And even then... I just stick to my dedicated devices since the phone won't last very long if I'm doing anything multimedia related.

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vrmlbasic

Until mobile bandwidth becomes unlimited I can't use the cloud for what I currently use my microSD card. Google will have to talk to Verizon/AT&T and "The Un-Carrier" about that lol.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

My kid had to give up a school iPad at graduation and needs a replacement. I'm wondering if there is something better than another iPad.

Do Android tablets give you more bang for your buck?

This wouldn't be a laptop wannabe; an actual tablet sans keyboard is all we need for general web browsing, taking pictures and video.

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DeltaFIVEengineer

Just gonna throw it out there because it wasn't mentioned in your comment, but have you asked him what he wants? Because if you're gonna pony up a few hundred bills for a device that you think is best, it's going to be a useless brick if he doesn't like it/use it.

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Arthur Dent

Personally I would never get an iPad. Partially because I already have brought a lot of Android apps, but also because android allows me to access the file system and stream media over wlan without proprietary technology such as airplay.

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Weo

He really needs to list out his requirements and compare device options with the different mobile OS's.

My two cents...

I have owned a few Android devices (tablets and phones; current tablet is Windows 8.1. 5 of my cousins use iPads and 4 friends use iPhones. IMO, the iPad/iPhone and it's apps are more refined. The Android counterparts can give you inexpensive expansion options depending on brand, more custimzable UI and information via Home Screen widgets, and probably 90% of similar apps with 90% of the functionality. If your kid is more wowed by how polished the experience is, Android might be a let down. If he is happy with "similar" app options (albeit less refined), wants to easily expand, e.g. plug it into a TV/monitor (or wirelessly broadcast), add an expansion card (or swap expansions cards), use a USB thumb drive or peripherals, plug into a USB hub with USB peripherals, use UI customization on the Home Screens (more info available for many widgets), etc, than he might like an Android tablet that allows for all of these things.

Some Samsung Android devices allow me to do all these things, in addition to having an extended battery inside the case instead of carrying one around (Samsung Galaxy phones). My Android phone can do all these things and double as a computer if I hook it up to a TV/monitor and use my BT mouse and keyboard. The Apple products can do many of these things, but often through expensive and/or complicated means (unless you already purchased them).

In the end, I went with a Windows tablet (Asus) because of my desktop OS requirements while traveling... some documents, software, and some password protected subscriptions (research articles through online libraries) were simply not compatible with iOS or Android devices. However, there are significantly less app choices (although I am happy with what I have) and I also use a few full desktop programs. Between my S5 phone and Windows tablet, I have all my bases covered for business use... not great for games with Win8.1 tablets in the Android/iPad price range though. Last, the screen resolution on Android and iPads is much higher than my Windows tablets, although that does not play into my usage requirements. It's also nice to have a simple HDMI output when I want to mirror my screen on a larger display (i.e. hotel TV) or projector for presentations. Last year I spent almost two months going to meetings throughout the SW USA. I could do everything my full laptop could do except gaming. My only complaint with my Asus tablet is the BT interferes with the WiFi, but I only use the BT on my phone anyway.

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Weo

I should add, that I have a ton of micro USB charging and connection cables... including my solar charger. That means I don't need any additional plugs or adapters to charge my phone, BT headset, BT speaker, tablet, etc. iPad/iPhone uses thunderbolt or other proprietary connections.

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Engelsstaub

"Do Android tablets give you more bang for your buck?"

Not really. If your kid has already invested in the iOS ecosystem (bought a bunch of apps) then it would probably be better to stick with iDevices. If he/she's comfortable with Android then a "premium" Android tablet like this will be no worse. The only thing that *may* suffer is resale value.

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jgottberg

The only problem I see with it is the OS is Android.

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limitbreaker

Never again will I get suckered in by Samsung specs and buy their garbage.

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mbrine11

I have the Tab 3 and it lags a lot and feels very slow. The kids/wife have Nexus 7 and their tablets are faster. I won it so I can't complain too much but I don't recommend it.

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MaximumMike

I also love my Note 3 and loved the GSII I had before it. Would love to hear what your bad experience with Samsung was.

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The Mac

care to clarify?

i love my S4...

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limitbreaker

I use a Samsung tabs at work and every few months I have to replace the charger wire which looks a lot like the old iPhone wires. It's a genuine Samsung I replace it with and yet it doesn't last. Kind of like how my galaxy note charging socket stopped working properly after 6 month of my 3 year phone contact, I had to wiggle the wire for it to charge and of course sometimes I left it in the charger and come back to see that the battery is dead. Many people in my company are having similar problems and the problem is obviously Samsung. The companies mentality is to cut cost where ever possible if it isn't immediately obvious. The problems I've describe are very common, if you haven't had such issues then you've just got very lucky.