It's getting really hard to keep track of Samsung's Galaxy Tab lineup — there's the Galaxy Tab, the Galaxy Tab 7.7, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Galaxy Tab 8.9, and now the new Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. The Galaxy Tab 2 models replace the 10.1 and the 7.0 Plus in the range, and do so without changing much of the hardware or aesthetic of their predecessors. Two important things did change in the new version, though: the Galaxy Tab 2 runs Android 4.0, an impossible-to-overstate improvement over Honeycomb, and the two models are far less expensive than their predecessor.

Today we're looking at the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, the 7-inch model that has nearly halved its price, and now costs a very reasonable $249.99. Rather than compete with the iPad, it's up against the BlackBerry PlayBook, Kindle Fire, and Nook Tablets of the world. Galaxy Tabs had a tough time measuring up to the iPad and Transformer Prime, but can they keep up with their new competitors? Let's find out.