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Topic # 84867 9-Jun-2011 20:59
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So it's finally been half released in America.

Anyone else thinking about getting one?  Decided all that I use my laptop for is browsing the internet so a tablet seems like a smart way to go as far as portability goes.  Then I can finally buy another gaming PC to go hand in hand with the tab.  Love my Galaxy S so thought the Tab would be the right idea.

Not too fused about the iPad-esk lack of any ports other than the proprietary beast but it seems many people are.

I imagine Samsung NZ will have no idea about this for the next few months so will be looking at an import from Amazon.

Your thoughts on this sleek looking device Geekzone?

Seems to be an unbiased review below...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Bv4JqcnIYc

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  Reply # 479491 9-Jun-2011 21:13
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Yes, definitely interested. Not sure between this and the Asus Eee transformer.

I'm a Samsung Galaxy fan though.




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  Reply # 479509 9-Jun-2011 21:54
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You will be pleasantly surprised that Noel Leeming has had it for nearly two weeks now!

http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop//samsung-galaxytablet10-1-galaxy-tablet-10-1/prod111782.html

I played with one two Saturdays ago. Great device, super light and of course, super fast. Just a shame the back feels plasticky. The rest, well, is beautiful!

As with support for USB, HDMI... Samsung has add-ons for those coming out later this month. So fingers crossed it arrives in NZ soon after too. 

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  Reply # 479529 9-Jun-2011 22:44
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heavenlywild: You will be pleasantly surprised that Noel Leeming has had it for nearly two weeks now!

http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop//samsung-galaxytablet10-1-galaxy-tablet-10-1/prod111782.html

I played with one two Saturdays ago. Great device, super light and of course, super fast. Just a shame the back feels plasticky. The rest, well, is beautiful!

As with support for USB, HDMI... Samsung has add-ons for those coming out later this month. So fingers crossed it arrives in NZ soon after too.?


What we have available locally is the 10.1v. A slightly different beast.




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  Reply # 479538 9-Jun-2011 22:56
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I like my 10.1v, I have had it for a month.



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  Reply # 479579 10-Jun-2011 07:29
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heavenlywild: You will be pleasantly surprised that Noel Leeming has had it for nearly two weeks now!

http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop//samsung-galaxytablet10-1-galaxy-tablet-10-1/prod111782.html

I played with one two Saturdays ago. Great device, super light and of course, super fast. Just a shame the back feels plasticky. The rest, well, is beautiful!

As with support for USB, HDMI... Samsung has add-ons for those coming out later this month. So fingers crossed it arrives in NZ soon after too. 


As said above that's the V.

Samsung released it then hastily shunned it stating they will do better after they realised how much better the iPad2 was.

It only took the V a couple months to get here so perhaps the 10.1 will be the same.

Edit:  Oh dear they've really priced themselves out of contention on this one.  It's an inferior and inevitably poorly supported device seeing Samsung have already superseeded it.  You've got to be kidding me at $1300 Noel Leeming.

Edit2: And it's only the 16GB!!  NZ - Getting shafted on electronics pricing since ages ago.

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  Reply # 479581 10-Jun-2011 07:40
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True quite right. Two differences - the 10.1 is slimmer however the 10.1v has a 8mp camera vs 3mp.

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  Reply # 479607 10-Jun-2011 09:36
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Dear me,

Thank you for your email.

I have had a look into this for you and spoke with our Product Manager who has advised that although the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1V is not a mobile phone, because it is sold under contract with Vodafone it is considered a Mobile product and as such not included in the 20% off Sale.

Regarding the pricing in Australia compared to New Zealand, there are so many variables when looking at pricing that it is difficult to comment on the price difference between the 2 Countries.

If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind Regards,
R

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Firstly, the part about 'sold under contract with Vodafone' must be referring to a contract between Noel Leeming and Vodafone, since they sell the device as pre-pay. Which begs the question, why is Vodafone not selling it as well? How did Noel Leeming come to be selling it week(s) before anyone else, and before the supposed June 8 release date?

The part about the pricing was in response to my inquiry as to why Vodafone Australia are able to sell the exact same tablet for $938 NZD while the cheapest offering in NZ is.. Noel Leeming at $1299. That's a $361 difference. I didn't bother mentioning how the tablet was actually showing as being 20% off for about a day - no doubt they would have claimed it should not have occurred, it was a mistake etc. Would have been interesting to see if they honoured a purchase at that price though.

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  Reply # 479613 10-Jun-2011 09:41
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bmt: D
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How did Noel Leeming come to be selling it week(s) before anyone else, and before the supposed June 8 release date?



Remember, the 8th of June release date was for the 10.1 version, not the 10.1V. 

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  Reply # 479625 10-Jun-2011 10:27
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Okay, but neither are available in New Zealand apart from Noel Leeming. Vodafone Australia has been selling the 10.1V since April..

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  Reply # 479648 10-Jun-2011 11:09
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I'd definitely recommend the 10.1 (I have an I/O Edition one, just updated it to 3.1 this morning). The weight and slimness are far more important in a tablet than an 8mp camera in my opinion (naturally others use may vary, but for the vast majority I'm correct).




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  Reply # 479720 10-Jun-2011 14:00
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I was interested in the 10.1 but im slightly put off by the the very average browser flash performance. Clunky.

I dont get while the samsung galaxy s2 has excellent flash in browser the 10.1 chugs. They both have kinda the same hardware?
Ive seen this in a few youtube videos.

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  Reply # 479806 10-Jun-2011 17:48
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Here's some news from Vodafone Australia. The 10.1V is now out of stock and they are saying more new tablets are arriving. Most likely to include 10.1 I would think!?

http://www.vodafone.com.au/personal/android/tablets/samsung-galaxy-tab-10-1v/index.htm



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  Reply # 479821 10-Jun-2011 18:14
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NZtechfreak: I'd definitely recommend the 10.1 (I have an I/O Edition one, just updated it to 3.1 this morning). The weight and slimness are far more important in a tablet than an 8mp camera in my opinion (naturally others use may vary, but for the vast majority I'm correct).


Awesome!

How did you manage to get a hold of that?

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  Reply # 479828 10-Jun-2011 18:30
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I too plan to buy one from bestbuy specially now that the NZ dollar is so high! If you do direct conversion you can buy a SG 10.1 for only $750NZD!!!! I'm gonna ask my bro to walk in on the 17th to get me one! NZtech what do you think about the tablet? Build quality and real life performance? Thanks!

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