The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) is a tablet with a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, 1GB of RAM, a 1 GHz dual-core processor, and Google Android 4.0 operating system. It’s about the same size as the Amazon Kindle Fire or B&N NOOK Tablet, and at $250, it’s about the same price.
But while the Amazon and Barnes & Noble tablets come with custom versions of Google Android and tight integration with book those companies’ media and app stores, the Galaxy Tab 2 presents a more standard Android experience.
The tablet will hit stores on April 22nd, but it’s already available for pre-order from Amazon for $249.99.
The tablet measures 7.6″ x 4.8″ x 0.41″ and weighs just over 12 ounces. It has a 3MP rear camera and 0.3MP front-facing camera, 8GB of storage, and microSD card slot for extra storage.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) supports 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0.
Since the tablet works with the Google Play Store, users can download hundreds of thousands of Android apps, instead of the tens of thousands of apps available for the Kindle Fire or NOOK Tablet.
Those tablets also lack cameras and Amazon’s tablet has just 512MB of RAM and no microSD card slot.
On the other hand, while the NOOK Tablet and Kindle Fire are priced between $199 and $249, they’re both half a year old at this point, which means you can often find used or refurbished tablets for even lower prices.
Amazon sells refurbished Kindle Fire tablets, for instance, for just $169.