Samsung sells a lot of different tablets, and the number's growing rapidly. Typically the differences between models are slight — a slightly larger or smaller screen, a new processor, or a thinner chassis — but Samsung took some bigger steps with the new Galaxy Tab 7.7: it’s the first Galaxy Tab to have a Super AMOLED Plus display, the same screen so many people love in Samsung’s Galaxy S II phones. It also has a 1.4GHz dual-core Exynos processor, 16GB of internal storage, and connectivity with Verizon’s LTE network.

There’s lots to love about the spec sheet, save for one thing: it’s running Android 3.2, plus Samsung’s TouchWiz skin. Can this $499.99 tablet (on contract, or $699.99 without) overcome its aging operating system and let its specs shine through? Read on for the full review.