Samsung Galaxy Tab Tablet eBook Reader Review
We were impressed with the Galaxy Tab: it offers a lot of power in a fairly small package.
The Galaxy Tab is built around a 7-inch WSVGA LCD screen, with a resolution of 1024 by 600 pixels. This gives you about 21 inches of screen real estate, which is smaller than the iPad by a quite considerable amount. The upside of this is that the device itself is smaller: it would easily fit into a coat pocket or small bag.
Indoor & Outdoor Use
The Galaxy Tab uses an LCD screen, which has some distinct pros and cons. On the upside, it generates its own light from a backlight, so you can read it in darkness under the covers. The downside is that this backlight has to compete with the sun outdoors, and that is not a battle that it wins. In anything more than indirect sunlight, the screen of the Galaxy Tab becomes pale and unreadable, unlike the passive eInk displays of devices like the Kindle or the Sony Readers. Below are photos that we shot under a variety of lighting levels to show how the screen looks.
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