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Samsung's third iteration of the Galaxy Tab series of tablets isn't exactly mind-blowing, with each entry rocking specs that rival that of the aging Nexus 7. While we're mildly offended that Samsung would stick a 1280x800 resolution on a 10.1-inch screen, that doesn't mean we're going to stop you from buying one if your heart so desires. The 7-inch, 8-inch, and 10.1-inch versions of Sammy's largely identical slates have all popped up for pre-order online and at several big box retailers. The prices are the same across all of the distributors, and they all ship on July 7th.

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The 7-inch model comes with 8GB of internal storage, while the 8-inch and 10.1-inch models both come with 16GB. All three feature MicroSD card slots, both front and rear-facing cameras, and a healthy coating of TouchWiz. It's worth noting that the 10.1-inch model is Samsung's first stab at shipping an Intel Android device. Unfortunately, that's about the only innovative thing about this lineup I can think of.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. He now lives in the City of Bridges, adjusting to the presence of actual snow. His phone of choice is the HTC One.

  • ericnpc

    Only WHITE AND BROWN? Really, Samsung? They are quite disgusting....

  • Robert Boluyt

    These are all 50-75 dollars more than they should be.

    • Zach Mauch

      I'd say maybe even 100.

  • Ryder Donahue

    I don't understand the appeal of these devices when one could simply purchase a much better Nexus device for the same price or less.

    • Heon Jun Park

      Some people(very few I'd assume) like TouchWiz, so for them this would be great......

    • Zach Mauch

      I'd say they aren't targeting knoweledgable buyers like us. More the people thinking. "I want a tablet" who then just head to walmart and buy it because it's samsung and they know the brand.

  • Zach Mauch

    why would anyone care? I just bought a Nook HD+ for only $149 and it has better specs than most of these guys. Samsung really needs to get it's head out of it's butt here and realize they can't skate by on their name alone.

  • Tony Nedumgo

    i'm really going to miss the rubberized back