Your top dollar might not help you earn top performance in devices that you purchase these days, especially when you take the Samsung Galaxy Tab into consideration. We’re talking about the Wi-Fi only version which arrived in the market recently, where it more or less looks like the 3G enabled model on the outside, there are some rather significant differences when you remove those bolts and nuts that hold everything together. While Samsung has strategically remained rather silent on these changes, users have come across at least a trio of points (apart from the obvious lack of 3G connectivity) that clearly placed the tablet on a lower class than the original. To know more, head on after the jump for the essential differences.
The 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor is missing, since the tablet will run on a different 1GHz ARM Cortex A chip instead, albeit delivering what is deemed to be similar overall performance. Graphical-wise, it will be gimped since the Wi-Fi only model has the PowerVR SGX530 graphics chipset instead of the PowerVR SGX540.
Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity has also been dumped in favor of the older Bluetooth 2.1 standard. The glaring difference would be the graphics chipset, where the 3G model is capable of handling 1080p HD video playback, while the Wi-Fi only model will max out at 720p HD video. Will