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Following on from my recent article giving initial impression of the Samsung GALAXY Tab, in this article we’ll take a closer look at the device.
The Samsung GALAXY Tab is a new contender in the media tablet space – an area that looks set for big competition over the next few years as consumers and enterprise alike flock to this new phenomena that is mobile tablet computing.
Read any review about tablet computing at the moment and you’ll probably hear about the Apple iPad which is of course the current king of the tablet space but others are nipping at its heels in an attempt to find a foot hold in the ever increasing and competitive arena.
The most promising so far has been the Samsung GALAXY Tab. About a month ago there was almost frenzied activity in the technology press positioning the GALAXY Tab as an Apple iPad killer – which of course it’s not. But then, I don’t think it was ever meant to be. In many ways the Tab has more in common with the Amazon Kindle than the Apple iPad.
I recently bought an Apple MacBook Air and having used it for just under a week thought I would put down my first impressions. I should say straight off the bat that I come from a traditionally PC and Windows background and this is my first foray into Apple Computers and Apple OS.
The particular MacBook Air I bought is the 13.3” widescreen with a few optional upgrades (which I couldn’t resist) including:
- 2.13 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
- 4GB Ram (DDR3)
- 256GB Flash Storage (it comes standard with the 13.3” model)
- iWork Preinstalled
- USB Ethernet Adapter (although it does have built in Wi-Fi)
- External SuperDrive
Some of the standard specs of the laptop include 6MB shared L2 cache, NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor, 1440×900 native resolution, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, and dimensions of of 0.3-1.7cm (tapered) x 32.5cm x 22.7cm (HxWxD).
With a need to share a reasonable amount of data over a network I have been looking around for devices that can allow this to happen flexibly, and securely, and with the ability to support a range of drives.
The most recent device I have had a look at is the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Net Media Sharing Device.
The GoFlex Net is, as its name suggests, a media sharing unit, into which you can dock up to two GoFlex portable drives (which are sold separately) or connect an existing USB based device. The device also supports Pogoplug so you can access your files anywhere in the world using a web browser.
My new Amazon Kindle is already proving itself to be really quite useful in a number of scenarios – but particularly, and somewhat surprisingly, for web browsing when travelling.
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