Thin, light, powerful and comfortable to hold. Samsung gets high-end tablets right with the Galaxy Tab S2.Samsung quietly announced its new Galaxy Tab S2 range in the early summer, in an effort to capture the interest of those will to spend a little more money than is really necessary for an Android tablet.There are two sizes available, either an 8-inch and a 9.7-inch model, the latter of which sees Samsung move to a 4:3 aspect ratio, just like an Apple iPad. What strikes you most when you pick up a Galaxy Tab S2 is the weight. If you equate ‘premium’ with heft, then you’ll be disappointed. Even the bigger 9.7-inch tablet is incredibly lightweight, and would be effortless to hold with one hand on the train, or propped up in bed.The design is the second high point. The corners are curved, and don’t taper off into a sharp edge. This is important for such a big device, particularly if you read while supporting the tablet in your palm or rest it on your chest. The … [Read more...] about Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
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Barnes & Noble added the Galaxy Tab S2 Nook onto its store earlier today, the third Nook tablet developed in partnership with Samsung.The 8-inch full HD (2,048 x 1,536) display makes it a fully fledged multimedia service, offering movies, TV shows, apps, games, and newspapers on top of Barnes & Noble’s massive library of books. It is the same size as the iPad Mini, but a tad larger than the Kindle Paperwhite and Nook Glowlight.Internally, the Galaxy Tab S2 Nook has enough power to compete with high-end tablets, running on the octa-core Exynos 5420 processor and 2GB of RAM. The battery lasts up to 14 hours, according to Barnes & Noble.There is 32GB of onboard storage, alongside an 128GB MicroSD card for expansion. The home button has an embedded fingerprint scanner, but still uses the same swipe technology as the Galaxy S5, which was not accurate.Dual-stereo speakers should be an excellent feature for those that want to watch a lot of movies on the Galaxy Tab S2 Nook. … [Read more...] about Barnes & Noble introduce Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Nook
With the advent of tablet-notebook hybrid devices, Chromebooks and even the release of the iPad Pro, more people are turning away from traditional laptops for both work and fun. This is especially true for those who just need Internet access and some basic productivity apps to get work done. Tablets are the most natural shift when looking for something less powerful than a notebook but suited to business and personal use -- and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is no exception. In fact, Samsung even markets the S2 as a work-friendly device, and with its compact size and weight --less than one pound - that means you won't have to lug around a three-pound notebook and charger when you travel. There's also a host of connectivity options and strong performance, which guarantee you won't miss a beat while multitasking for work. If you aren't quite sold on a tablet, or if you're interested in making the shift but need a nudge, here are five of the biggest reasons to use the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 at … [Read more...] about 5 reasons a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 can replace your laptop
When the Galaxy Tab S2 launches in August, it'll give the iPad Air 2 a run for its money. Which is better for you? The Tab S2 comes in two sizes, so for this article, I'll compare the 9.7-inch WiFi version to the iPad Air 2's WiFi version.DisplayThe Galaxy Tab S2 comes with a 9.7-inch 2048 x 1536 (QXGA) Super AMOLED display. The iPad Air 2 also has a 9.7-inch display with 2048 x 1536 resolution. No word yet on the S2's pixel density. The iPad Air 2 has 264 pixels per inch (ppi). For now, we'll call this a tie.Size and weightThe Galaxy Tab S2 comes up a winner here. It's thinner and lighter than the iPad Air 2. It measures 169mm x 237.3mm x 5.6mm, and weights 389 grams. The iPad Air 2 is slightly heavier and bulkier, at 240mm x 169.5mm x 6.1mm, and weighs 437 grams.Processor and RAMThe Galaxy Tab S2 features a serious processor: an eight-core Exynos 5433 SoC chip. Packed inside, it has two quad-core processors, one running at 1.9GHz, the other at 1.3 GHz. It comes with 3 GB of RAM. The … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 vs. Apple iPad Air 2
Samsung Electronics' newest Android tablets might as well be called "the Galaxy Air" series. They are the company's thinnest and lightest yet, and could offer an attractive alternative to Apple's iPad Air 2.The Galaxy Tab S2 will go on sale starting next month. To improve over the previous generation, the company has sought to trim down the product, at the expense of taking a few fractions of an inch off the display screen.As a result, consumers will be getting two sizes, one at a 9.7-inch, the other at 8-inch. The larger tablet weighs 389 grams (13.7 ounces) , while the smaller one comes at 265 grams (9.4 ounces). In contrast, Apple's iPad Air 2 weighs 439 grams (15.5 ounces).Both Samsung's tablets come fitted in a metal frame that measures 5.6 mm (0.22 inches) in thickness. In addition, the products feature a 2,048 by 1,536 pixel Super AMOLED screen.The display, combined with the compact physical design, make the tablets perfect for reading and viewing digital content, according to … [Read more...] about Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S2 focuses on thin and light profile
Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab S2 with Super AMOLED displays integrated in a thinnest and light metal frame. Get the Free Tracker App to find a SNES Classic in Stock “The Galaxy Tab S2 is not only our thinnest and lightest tablet of its size ever, it also gives users quick, easy access to a wealth of superior viewing and productivity features,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics. “We believe the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is the most complete personal visual device designed for consumers to carry and use anywhere.”The 8-inch and 9/8-inch Galaxy Tab S2 are 5.6mm thin and weigh 265g and 389g respectively. Samsung managed to make the new Galaxy Tab S2 thinner than the Apple iPad Air 2 which measures 6.1mm in depth.The Super AMOLED display delivering 94% of natural tones to show true-to-life colors as set in the Adobe RGB color standard. Features of the Galaxy S2 include touch-enabled Fingerprint Scanner, security … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Tablets Are Thinner Than Apple IPad Air 2
Samsung will soon launch the Galaxy Tab S2, its new flagship tablet and successor to last year's Galaxy Tab S. Set to arrive in August, the Galaxy Tab S2 looks a lot like the iPad Air 2; it's just slightly thinner and lighter, and sports the classic Galaxy build. But how do the two powerful tablets compare? Read on to find out what the Galaxy Tab S2 and the iPad Air 2 have to offer and which is better for business. The Galaxy Tab S2 and the iPad Air 2 offer plenty of screen real estate to view and edit documents and run business apps. Both come in 9.7-inch models, but the Galaxy also has an 8-inch version if you're looking for a smaller display or a more portable device (read more on portability below) . Neither device disappoints when it comes to delivering stunning visuals, either. All models come with color-rich 2048 x 1536-pixel displays, with the Galaxy sporting a Super AMOLED display and the iPad featuring a Retina display. However, the difference … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 vs. iPad Air 2: Which Is Better for Business?
Samsung revealed its new Galaxy Tab S2, a revamped version of last year's Galaxy Tab S. The new tablet now comes in lightweight 8-inch and 9.7-inch models and features an enhanced display for better readability and productivity. Here's a closer look at what the Galaxy Tab S2 has to offer business users. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is equipped with a stunning quad-HD, 2048 x 1536-resolution Super AMOLED display. Like the iPad, it now also comes with a 4 x 3 ratio, replacing its predecessor's 16 x 10 wide screen. Samsung says this combination delivers optimized visuals with a more "seamless reading experience" that minimizes scrolling and enhances the user experience when viewing Web pages, newsfeeds, e-books and other types of digital content. Samsung boasts that the Galaxy Tab S2 is the thinnest and lightest metal tablet of its size. The Tab 2 sports a slim, 5.6-mm frame and weighs less than a pound — 0.85 lbs. for the 9-inch model and 0.56 lbs. for the 8-inch model. … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy Tab S2: Is It Good for Business?
Samsung's 9.7-inch Galaxy Tab S2 is a premium tablet that's thinner and lighter than an iPad, making it an enticing option for light productivity on the go. But while commuters will love the Tab S2's sleek design, frequent travelers will lament its relatively short battery life. But the Tab S2 still manages to impress, with fast performance, solid security features and refined multitasking capabilities. You also get a microSD card slot for expanding the slate's storage, something you won't find on any Apple tablet. That makes the Tab S2, which starts at $499, a good pick for workers in the market for a premium tablet. Thanks to its metal frame, the Galaxy Tab S2 is about as sturdy as the all-metal iPad Air 2. The Tab S2 feels solid and well-built overall, and I didn't notice a hint of flex in its construction. That's a perk for workers who need a reliable slate that can stand up to a bit of abuse. And since the plastic back has a soft-touch finish, you're probably less likely to … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (9.7-inch) Review: Is It Good for Business?
The superportable Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is a gorgeous, durable device for light productivity on the go. Just don't expect this $399 Android tablet to last quite as long on a charge as some competing slates. That makes it a lackluster travel companion, though it makes up for that shortcoming with fast performance and premium hardware. The Galaxy Tab S2 is a really sturdy slate. There's not a hint of flex in its construction, and it feels extremely solid and well made all around. That's good news for workers who need a reliable tablet that can withstand a bit of abuse on the job. I also like the Tab S2's matte soft-touch back, which feels luxurious and is easier to grip than the all-metal casing on Apple's iPad mini 4. Commuters and frequent travelers will also appreciate the fact that the Tab S2 (0.22 inches, 9.3 ounces) is a bit thinner and lighter than the iPad mini 4 (0.24 inches, 10.4 ounces), despite having a slightly larger display. The differences in size and weight are so … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (8-inch) Review: Is It Good for Business?