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The Galaxy Tab 3 range which makes up the latest tablet offering from Samsung is now finally on sale in the US. The range comprises of three tablet devices with, 7, 8 and 10.1 inch of display, all of which run the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, except the 7 inch version that is pre-loaded with Android 4.1.
The cheapest is of course the 7 inch version of the Galaxy Tab 3 which offers a 1024 × 600 pixel resolution and is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual core chip. The device comes with a 1 GB RAM along with 8 GB of storage as well as a micros SD card slot designed to accept 64 GB cards. All of this for a price of $199.99. As for its design, it looks quite conventional with nothing much to write home about.
The 8 inch version makes up the mid-segment of the Galaxy Tab 3 series. The tablet offers a slight improvement over the specs that its 7 inch cousin, which include a 1.5 GHz dual core CPU matched by a 1.5 GB RAM, and 16 GB of onboard storage. Price wise, the 8 inch will set one back by $299.99, which can be considered a bit on the higher side. Design wise, the 8 inch Galaxy Tab 3 can be considered to be the best looker, what with thin bezels all round. However, the looks can be familiar too given the similarity it shares with the Galaxy range of smartphones we have been seeing for the last few years.
Finally, it’s the 10.1 inch Galaxy Tab 3 which is the big daddy of all here. Unfortunately, the specs does not sound too interesting, what with a 1.6 GHz dual core Intel CloverTrail+ chip making up the core of the device but is mated to just a 1 GB RAM. Further, the display comes with a resolution of just 1280 × 800 which is disappointing to say the least. More so when its cost $399.99 which is comparable with the Nexus 10 that offers far better clarity. Onboard storage amounts to 16 GB.
The tablets are available in the color options of white and golden brown and is available right now from Samsung and Amazon.