Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9"

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9"Notebook: Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9" (Galaxy Tab Series)
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 250
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2)
Display: 8.9 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.5kg
Price: 500 euro
Average Score: 76.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 7 reviews)

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9"

80% Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 review
Source: T3 English
So where does the Samsung 8.9 rank in the current hierarchy of tablets? Well, we’d say quite highly. It shares so many of the characteristics that made the Galaxy Tab 10.1 such an impressive device, but manages to condense it all into a smaller, more bag-friendly design. The screen is brilliant and ideal for reading and watching movies, while the Touchwiz overlay helps to separate it from many of the other Android 3.0 tablets currently on the market. We would have liked to have seen some USB or SD card support like the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime but Samsung appears to be putting faith in its All Share platform and DLNA instead. Ultimately though, this is another fantastic Samsung tablet that surpasses its 10.1-inch compatriot (albeit with a bigger price tag) and is a great alternative to the Apple iPad 2.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/10/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
In conclusion, for the second time (after the release of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1), I am pretty sure that I could use an Android tablet instead of my iPad 2.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/12/2011
The Best Tablet for You
Source: PC World English
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/29/2011
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Review
Source: Slashgear English
Samsung appears to be trying for every single size device here in the smart mobile world, with 10.1-inches, 8.9, 7.7, 7, 5.3, 5, 4.65, 4.52, 4.5, 4.3, and the list goes on and on. No matter what you want, Samsung has you covered in AT LEAST the display size department. The Galaxy Tab 8.9 is the nicest size I’ve seen for playing games – not too big, not too small, but I must admit I’ve not personally held the 7.7 in my hands yet, so we’ll see how that ads up when it does.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/28/2011
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 review
Source: PC Advisor English
Samsung's latest tablet takes the company into yet another screen size territory – that of 8.9in. And it's this size of screen that could be the dark horse in the tablet arena as it gives you greater space than 7in tablets yet is more portable than those with larger screens.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/09/2011
80% Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Review
Source: Stuff TV English
Stand the Galaxy Tab 8.9 next to the iPad and it’s far from a foregone conclusion. The 8.9 is lighter, skinnier and has a better screen, plus home screens that catapult you right into the action. But with pricing this close, many will still be wooed by Apple’s superior build quality and app dominance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (Wi-Fi)
Source: PC Mag English
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is really just a tweak of the existing 10.1-inch Tab, but that tweak makes it a bit more appealing. It's a little more portable and a little less expensive, without losing a pixel of screen resolution, a hertz of processor speed, or a byte of storage. That said, we have the same problem with this tablet that we do with most high-end Android tablets this size: It's going up directly against the iPad, which has far more apps and a stronger ecosystem. Seven-inch Android 3.2 tablets at least have the benefits of being more portable and having phone apps look decent in zoomed mode. But it's hard to argue why the masses, when presented with this device and an iPad, should pick the Tab 8.9. If you're not an Apple fan, though, and you want the thinnest Android tablet you can get, the Tab 8.9 is a solid choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2): In Tegra 3 SoC integrated ultra low power GPU. Depending on the model clocked at 300 to 400 MHz.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Tegra 250: SoC (System on a Chip) with a integrated Corex A9 Dual-Core, GeForce ULP and other dedicated subprocessors (Audio, Video).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


8.9": This is a very small format, which is used for UMPC, Netbooks or Subotebooks. There hardly exist any models with this display format. Working for a long time is uncomfortable. This tiny display is intended for outdoor usage.
The advantage is, that the mini-notebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the tiny display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is very exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions can hardly be used.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.5 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

Samsung reviews


76.67%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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» Acer Iconia Tab A200
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» Medion Lifetab P9514
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» Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101G
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» Archos 101 G9
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» Viewsonic ViewPad 7x
Tegra 250, 7.0", 0.4 kg
» Archos 80 G9
Tegra 250, 8.0", 0.6 kg
» Toshiba Thrive 7"
Tegra 250, 7.0", 0.4 kg
» Acer Iconia Tab A501
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» Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 18382DG
Tegra 250, 10.1", 0.75 kg
» Toshiba AT100-100
Tegra 250, 10.1", 0.8 kg
» Sony S1
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» Lenovo IdeaPad K1
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» Packard Bell Liberty Tab G100
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» Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v
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» Motorola Xoom WiFi/UMTS
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» Hannspree Hannspad
Tegra 250, 10.1", 0.8 kg
» Sony S2
Tegra 250, 5.5", 0.369 kg
» Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101
Tegra 250, 10.1", 0.68 kg
» Asus Eee Pad Slider
Tegra 250, 10.1", 0.976 kg
» Viewsonic ViewPad 10s
Tegra 250, 10.1", 0.8 kg
» Motorola Xoom 3G
Tegra 250, 10.1", 0.8 kg
» Viewsonic gTablet
Tegra 250, 10.1", 0.7 kg
» Acer Iconia Tab A500
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» Acer Iconia Tab A100
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» Toshiba Tablet
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-10-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)