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Verge score: 7.0

Thinner, faster, more powerful, and packing dual cameras and a dual-core A5 chip, the iPad 2 is the second generation of Apple's popular tablet. After the announcement of the new iPad, the price of the iPad 2 was dropped down to $399 for a 16GB model.

Description

Samsung goes round two for the 7-inch Android tablet market. The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus runs Android's Honeycomb 3.2 with Samsung’s TouchWiz skin. It features a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 1024 x 600 display, 1GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, a 4,000mAh battery, a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 2-megapixel front facing camera. The tablet also has an IR port and features Peel's Smart Remote App.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Mar. 11, 2011
  • Price at launch: $499.00

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 13, 2011
  • Price at launch: $399.99
  • Height: 9.5 inches
  • Width: 7.31 inches
  • Thickness: 0.34 inches
  • Weight: 1.33 pounds
  • Color: Silver / White, Silver / Black
  • Speakers: Mono

Hardware

  • Height: 7.62 inches
  • Width: 4.82 inches
  • Thickness: 0.39 inches
  • Weight: 0.76 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Screen size (diagonal): 9.7 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 768 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1024 px
  • PPI: 132
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes

Display

  • Screen size (diagonal): 7 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (X): 600 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1024 px
  • PPI: 170
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Operating system: iOS
  • Launch OS version: 4.3
  • Media streaming: AirPlay

Software

  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: Samsung TouchWiz
  • Launch OS version: 3.2
  • Notable apps: Samsung Kies air
  • CPU brand: Apple
  • CPU model: A5
  • Clock speed: 1 GHz
  • Cores: 2

Processor

  • CPU brand: Samsung
  • CPU family: Exynos
  • CPU model: 4210
  • Clock speed: 1.2 GHz
  • Cores: 2
  • Brand: Imagination Technologies
  • Model: PowerVR SGX543MP2

GPU

  • RAM size: 512 MB
  • RAM type: DDR2

Memory

  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • Internal size: 32 GB, 64 GB, 16 GB

Storage

  • Internal size: 16 GB, 32 GB
  • External storage: Yes
  • External storage support: SD
  • Max external size: 32 GB
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 2.1 + EDR

Connectivity

  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies: 2100, 1900, 900
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 3.0
  • Effective pixels: 0.3 megapixels
  • Video resolution: VGA
  • Video framerate: 30

Front Camera

  • Effective pixels: 2 megapixels
  • Effective pixels: 0.7 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Video framerate: 30

Rear Camera

  • Effective pixels: 3 megapixels
  • Flash: Single LED
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: iPod

Ports

  • Headphone: 3.5mm
Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer

Sensors

Proximity, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass / Magnetometer, Accelerometer
  • Capacity: 25 Wh
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted use time: 10 hr

Battery

  • Capacity: 4000 mAh
  • The Verge Battery Test: 8 hours 52 minutes

Benchmarks

  • Quadrant: 3590
  • SunSpider: 1634 ms
  • The Verge Battery Test: 7 hours 7 minutes
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