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Samsung makes Galaxy Tab 10.1 thinner to one-up iPad 2

updated 02:15 pm EDT, Tue March 22, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 now 2.3mm thinner

In a game of one up-manship with Apple, Samsung has redesigned its original Galaxy Tab 10.1 to slim down its 10.9mm thickness. The iPad 2 handily beat that, at 8.8mm, but the redesigned Galaxy Tab 10.1 is now just 8.6mm thick. It also now matches the slightly smaller but equally new Galaxy Tab 8.9 in terms of thickness.

Samsung is now quick to call the new duo the world's thinnest tablets. The new Galaxy Tab weighs 595 grams, or 125 grams more than the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and again just undercuts the iPad 2's 603 gram weight.

Samsung said the Wi-Fi-only version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will arrive in US stores on June 8, priced at $500 for the 16GB version and $600 for the 32GB model. A 16GB iPad 2 with Wi-Fi nearly matches that price at $499, and the 32GB iPad 2 costs $599.

by MacNN Staff



  1. PRoth

    Joined: Dec 1969


    That's it then.

    iPad 2 is going down! It's all over. Cue the fat lady!

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969


    so it's 0.2mm thinner

    and not available until this summer...

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  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: so it's 0.2mm thinner

    and not available until this summer...

    June is Spring. Late spring, but still spring.

  1. Blairmc

    Joined: Dec 1969



    The samples at this thickness don't power up as they are only mockups, their skinned android is running on a much thicker tablet.

    Just spin

  1. rvhernandez

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Nah, Nah,

    My non-shipping, make believe, still designing it tablet is better than your shipping tablet. Oh S***, you just sold 50,000 tablets while I was posting this? Krap :(

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969


    there goes knee-jerk contrarian testudo again

    I'm perfectly aware of the dates of the equinoxes and solstices, testudo the knee-jerk contrarian jerk. "Summer" is generally understood by everyone but pedantic a**-h.oles to be the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. June is generally considered a summer month.

    I believe spring begins today but in many parts of the country, you'd have a hard time convincing anyone of that.

  1. c4rlob

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Very smart removal of decals

    I think it was VERY smart for them to remove the extraneous icons/decals on the actual bevel. Of course it ends up looking even more like an iPad-knockoff, but still an improvement.

  1. Salty

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Why didn't

    Why didn't they design their original thick one to be this thin? Why do I wanna buy from a company that only pulls out better designs when they find out that someone else has done better?

  1. vasic

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Spring, summer, winter...

    What are Memorial Day and Labour Day...?

    In good part of the world, winter won't end until May; and in other parts of the world, spring is already here. And I'm talking only northern hemisphere (where majority of population lives anyway); down below, June is the time when winter is about to kick into full swing...

  1. vasic

    Joined: Dec 1969


    In other words...

    In other words, contrary to the quite popular belief, the IS a world beyond American borders...

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