My wife recently received an amazon gift card from FHM and told me she wanted to get me a gift. Wow! How nice! She asked me "what exactly would you like to have as a gift from me" Well, she knows I've been wanting to have a tablet for some time now so I told her I would like to buy an iPad tablet but unfortunately the gift card is not enough to purchase that so I searched the amazon.com website and did some research on tablets and found what I feel is the next best thing based on technical specs and what I can afford and that would be none other than the Samsung Galaxy II 7" tablet w/8GB memory and WiFi. I read many customer reviews and found that a majority of the customers who purchased this tablet were very pleased with it's speed, performance, capability, apps available, operating system, and overall experience compared to other tablets around this price range and size. Of course the decision ultimately will rest on the individual user but since this tablet uses the android operating system, I'm already familiar with it and I can't wait for it to arrive so I can start using it. I'm excited to have my very first tablet. Maybe one day I can afford an iPad tablet but for now, this will do just fine. "Keep dreaming mike" Here is a list of technical specs about this tablet that I feel may be useful to my readers who are searching tablets but don't want to break your wallet like the apple iPad tablets do.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 27.0 (Wi-Fi) 8GB
This compact 7 inch tablet is designed to improve your entertainment on the road and at home. Access thousands of movies, music and TV shows wherever you go. With Smart Remote and built-in IR Blaster, you can watch and control your TV content, all from the palm of your hand. Plus, it uses the most powerful Android™ system yet - Ice Cream Sandwich.
Powerful, Smart and Easy to Use
A dual core processor, with Android 4.0 - Ice Cream Sandwich, SD card slot and more, from Samsungs best Tablet yet. Fast dual core processor opens up programs and web pages seamlessly. MicroSD card slot allows you the freedom to add more storage and transfer music and pictures
Endless Content in the Palm of Your Hand Loaded with Samsung Media Hub, you can have thousands of movies and TV shows to carry with you. Use TouchWiz to personalize and customize your touchscreen and choose from over 450,000 apps and access your favorite content, movies and TV shows. With Adobe Flash player you have access to more videos, websites and games. Instantly enjoy the latest movies or TV shows. Access up to 50GB of your favorite content in Dropbox, free for the first year.
With so many incredible applications available, you won't know where to start. Discover the largest collection of applications for your Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 with access to Google Play and Samsung Apps. Now you have the fastest growing app store and apps designed just for the Galaxy, together on one device. With two app stores at your disposal, you're bound to find what you are looking for.
A Touch of TouchWizGalaxy Tab 2 7.0 has the latest version of Samsung's own TouchWiz. That means you'll have even more ways to customize your Tab and get to your favorite content. TouchWiz Live Panels gives you the live content you want right on your magazine-like home screen, including email, Websites and your social networks. The Mini Apps Tray keeps your everyday features close-at-hand and very handy. And the Notification Panel keeps you completely up-to-date.