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WHAT WE LIKED: Won­der­fully light and the least bulky of the 10-inch­ers, the Tab 750 has a clean, spar­tan de­sign. It is fast and fu­ri­ous where raw speed goes. Though purists will dis­agree, once you get used to it, Sam­sung’s pro­pri­etary Touch­wiz ser in­ter­face skin over Android can be quite agree­able and use­ful. The pre­in­stalled apps—es­pe­cially the of­fice suite and the photo editor—pro­pelled by Touch­wiz get you off the ground right away with­out shop­ping around. The 1,280x800 dis­play is ca­pa­ble of sharp, vi­brant im­agery and pro­vides su­perb view­ing an­gles. WHAT WE DIDN’T: Light, yes but why does it have to bor­der on the out­right plas­ticy? Other tablets out­shine and out­class the Galaxy Tab’s 3MP rear cam­era if you rate the shooter im­por­tant. The grouse about the the

ports—or the lack of them—is the same as with the ipad: no USB, no HDMI, no mi­crosd. Be­sides it comes with a pro­pri­etary dock con­nec­tor. Au­dio qual­ity is av­er­age. Bat­tery, though sub­stan­tial at over 8 hours, doesn’t last as long as the oth­ers. VER­DICT: The clos­est to size zero you can get at this point in time. It is both speedy and slick. For us the real fight is de­cid­ing be­tween whether you want a lighter slate or a more solid and heftier one. Bear in mind that Sam­sung is a nim­ble and sure­footed com­pany with an ear to the ground and sen­si­tive to the mar­ket de­mands. As with the other Android tablet, Hon­ey­comb is a bit­ter-sweet pill so far. And take it or leave it, it is part of this bun­dle. Be that as it may, if are plan­ning to go Android, keep this one on your radar—you have to.

SPECS: 10.1-inch WXGA 1280x800 TFT; 1GHZ nvidia Te­gra 2 dual core pro­ces­sor; 16GB mem­ory, 1GB RAM; Android 3.1 Hon­ey­comb OS; 3MP aut­o­fo­cus rear cam­era with LED Flash, 2MP front; Stereo speak­ers; Flash sup­port, 3.5mm au­dio jack, GPS, Wi-fi, Blue­tooth, GPS; 565 gm weight.

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