Verizon Wireless announced on Thursday that Samsung's Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 tablet is now available to purchase online, and will become available at Verizon's retail outlets in the next several weeks. For a limited time, the tablet will cost $359.99 with a new two-year contract, or $459 without a contract. The tablet also falls within the Verizon Edge plan for eligible customers.
This tablet sports a 10.1-inch screen with a 1280 x 800 resolution (149 PPI). The tablet also includes a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1.5 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for up to 64 GB of extra storage. Powering all of this is a 6800 mAh battery promising up to 14 hours of continual use.
The specs list also shows that the tablet provides a 3MP camera on the back and a 1.3MP camera on the front. There's also dual-band Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, a SIM card slot for using Verizon's 4G LTE network, and Android 4.4 KitKat.
"When the screen of a tablet isn't quite big enough, use the Galaxy Tab 4 as a universal remote," states the product page. "With its IR blaster and the WatchON app, use the tablet to channel surf or browse through a program guide to find just the right show to watch on compatible TVs or set-top boxes."
The XLTE-ready tablet provides a multi-user mode, meaning family members can set up their own accounts on the tablet. That way one individual isn't complaining about all the apps that have been installed or erased had the tablet provided just one account. The tablet is also capable of running two apps side-by-side, allowing users to watch a movie and surf the Internet at the same time.
This tablet costs $279.99 with a new two-year contract, or $379.99 without. The hardware includes a quad-core chip clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1.5 GB of memory, 16 GB of internal storage, Android 4.4 "KitKat" and more.
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10" 1920x1200 screen and full x86 Windows (Bay trail Z3770) vs 10.1" 1280x800 and underpowered even for Android (4x 1.2GHz A7)?
Easy choice there...