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    Samsung Lines Up New Galaxy Tablets Against iPad

    Samsung and Apple are going at each other ferociously across the board. One of the most contested areas, of course, is in tablets. Three new devices – the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 – are being introduced by Samsung. Let’s look at how the two vendors’ tablet products will stack up against each other, based on several business functionality areas. The new Samsung tablets will be available in the U.S. on July 7.

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    Click through for a closer look at the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and how it stacks up to the Apple iPad.

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    Wired says the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 runs on Android Jelly Bean 4.1 and has a 1024×600 resolution. The Tab 3 8.0 and the 10.1 offer 1280×800 resolution and run on Jelly Bean 4.2.

    Apple says the iPad Retina display offers a 2048×1536 resolution at 264 pixels per inch.

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    The Galaxy Tab family offers Samsung for Enterprise (SAFE), which segregates work and consumer functions.

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    Design & Trend says the Galaxy Tab 3 offers a 1.3 MP front camera and a 3 MP rear camera.

    The iPad has a 1.2 MP front camera and a 5 MP rear camera.

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    The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 includes Samsung’s Multi-Window feature, which lets users run two apps  side by side on the 8-inch, 1280 x 800-pixel screen. Twenty apps support this feature.

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    While the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 is slightly longer than the fourth-generation iPad, it’s 5 percent narrower and 15 percent thinner. More significantly, the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 is 22 percent lighter.

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    GizMag on the comparison between the Samsung Tab 3 10.1 and the fourth-generation iPad: “Despite two nice advantages for the Galaxy Tab (its thin and lightweight build), the iPad either matches or demolishes it in other categories. Again, we’re comparing Apple’s high-end to Samsung’s mid-range.”

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    Samsung says it will bundle a bunch of freebies with each Tab, including a $10 Google Play voucher, two years of Dropbox with 50GB of cloud storage, one year of Boingo hotspot service, and three months of Hulu Plus.

    Carl Weinschenk
    Carl Weinschenk Carl Weinschenk Carl Weinschenk is a long-time IT and telecom journalist. His coverage areas include the IoT, artificial intelligence, artificial intelligence, drones, 3D printing LTE and 5G, SDN, NFV, net neutrality, municipal broadband, unified communications and business continuity/disaster recovery. Weinschenk has written about wireless and phone companies, cable operators and their vendor ecosystems. He also has written about alternative energy and runs a website, The Daily Music Break, as a hobby.

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