Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (8GB) comparison

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (8GB)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (8GB)
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (8-inch, gold-brown)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (8-inch, gold-brown)
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Apple iPad 2 (16GB, Wi-Fi, black)

Apple iPad 2 (16GB, Wi-Fi, black)
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Dell Venue 8

Dell Venue 8
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Microsoft Surface RT

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Price $189 to $210 at 3 stores $249 to $299 at 3 stores $333 to $439 at 2 stores $169 at 1 store $226 to $296 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.9 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.3 (3.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 16 reviews 4.5 stars out of 3 reviews 3.5 stars out of 147 reviews 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews 3.5 stars out of 114 reviews
Release date February 13, 2012 June 03, 2013 March 11, 2011 September 23, 2013 June 15, 2012
The Bottom Line The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 offers an excellent value and a full Android 4.0 experience that no other tablet can currently match for the price. It costs a bit more than we'd like, but the Galaxy Tab 3 is Samsung’s best non-Note tablet yet. The iPad 2 refines an already excellent product. Its easy-to-use interface, vast app catalog, and marathon battery life bolster Apple's claim to being the king of tablets.
 The Dell Venue 8 is perfect for the budget shopper with modest needs. If you're an early adopter willing to forget everything you know about navigating a computer, the Surface tablet could replace your laptop. Everyone else: wait for more apps.

Basic specs

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Packaged contents Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable VaporMg case
Stand
RAM installed size 1 GB
1.5 GB
Info unavailable 2 GB
2 GB
OS provided Android 4.0
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Apple iOS 5
Android 4.2.2
Microsoft Windows RT
Flash memory form factor Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Integrated
Clock speed 1 GHz
1.5 GHz
1 GHz
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Weight 12.1 oz
314 g
21.2 oz
0.79 lbs
676 g
Height 7.6 in
Info unavailable 9.5 in
Info unavailable 6.8 in
Input device type Touch-screen
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Detachable keyboard
Wireless connectivity IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
Bluetooth 3.0
IEEE 802.11g
Info unavailable IEEE 802.11n
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Info unavailable IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Built-in devices Display
Touchscreen
Digital camera
Digital player
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable keyboard
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