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Cracking Open the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7:

Released in the U.S. on April 22, 2012, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 offers buyers a full Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) experience for under $250. Given the tablet's price, hardware specifications, and size, Samsung appears to have the Amazon Kindle Fire clearly in its sights. How does the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 stack up against the Kindle Fire and Samsung's other 7-inch tablet, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus? Find out as I crack this tablet open for a look at the hardware inside.

For a detailed analysis of the teardown, check out my article and video, Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 teardown reveals efficient hardware layout and replaceable battery.

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

5 comments
TechNube
TechNube

Doesn't support credit card readers. Not easy to find this out without trying it. Big disappointment.

ksnl
ksnl

Hi, Please tell me where is gps part and gps antenna. best regards,

strongmantigan
strongmantigan

Just recently I've bought a Samsung 7+ tablet, and I'm pretty much disapointed. It's sluggish in performance, and frequently lost connection with Vodafone (my cell services provider), that makes me to reboot it. Atfter that it resumes functioning. From time to time remains blocked, and the solution (you guessed :)) ) REBOOT. Quite stressful.

Computer Dave
Computer Dave

I bought one about 3 weeks ago and I've been loving it ever since! It's a great way to get your feet wet in the tablet world. My only complaint is that you cannot save apps to your SD card, only to the internal memory. Other than that, Samsung looks to have a winner here.

kevinshin
kevinshin

34LM85AM is LVDS transmitter that is supplied by Doestek. (www.doestek.co.kr)