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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 drops in for a hands-on

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 is the largest member of the new Tab 3 lineup, and it has stopped by our studio for a quick hands-on before it gets whisked away for a full review.

The Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 is one the first Samsung tablets to run on Intel’s new Atom Z2560 chipset, and we’re eager to see how it fares under Samsung’s Android Jelly Bean build with TouchWiz optimizations.

The Atom processor is of the dual-core 1.6GHz variety, and is joined by 16/32GB of internal memory, 1 GB of RAM, and a 3 MP camera capable of 720p video recording in the list of highlights. The 10.1-inch display stretches the 1280 x 800 pixel resolution rather thin, but otherwise the image quality is rather nice with excellent contrast, bright colors, and good viewing angles.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 studio pics

The tablet runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with all the usual TouchWiz optimizations from Samsung. Check out this brief hands-on video we’ve shot:

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 has some very enticing features, particularly when you consider its low price point, but will the low screen resolution ruin the deal and how will the Atom processor fare. We’ll delve into those further in our full review, where we’ll put it through our usual ringer of benchmarks and performance tests. Stay tuned!


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