November 11, 2010, 1:18 PM — The reviews are in and the Samsung Galaxy Tab one-panel slate is a hit, mostly. Reviewers don't appear to be bothered by the Galaxy Tab's diminutive size compared to the iPad, no matter what Apple CEO Steve Jobs says. And most see the Galaxy Tab as a credible competitor to the iPad. Will the Galaxy Tab win over your heart? Will Samsung sell one million Galaxy Tabs before the end of the year, or will the electronics maker be forced to come out with a 10-inch Galaxy Tab in the near future?
Read on, to see what the critics are saying -- including Wired's Christopher Null , Harry McCracken writing for Time , The New York Times' David Pogue, The Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg, Gizmodo's Matt Buchanan, and, of course, PC World's own Melissa J. Perenson -- about the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
Screen and Size
The critics can't agree on whether the Galaxy Tab's 7-inch screen size is big enough compared to what you get on the 9.6-inch screen. Most, however, say the screen is better than you would expect. Writing for Time magazine, McCracken said the Galaxy Tab's "display is impressive ... with a higher dots-per-inch count than the iPad ... even though the resolution is lower." Null agreed with McCracken, saying the Samsung tablet's "1024 x 600-pixel resolution makes this less of a big deal than you might expect." Several critics also noted that the Galaxy Tab's screen was not as bright as the iPad's.