updated 02:15 pm EDT, Tue March 22, 2011
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 now 2.3mm thinner
In a game of one up-manship with Apple, Samsung has redesigned its original Galaxy Tab 10.1 to slim down its 10.9mm thickness. The iPad 2 handily beat that, at 8.8mm, but the redesigned Galaxy Tab 10.1 is now just 8.6mm thick. It also now matches the slightly smaller but equally new Galaxy Tab 8.9 in terms of thickness.
Samsung is now quick to call the new duo the world's thinnest tablets. The new Galaxy Tab weighs 595 grams, or 125 grams more than the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and again just undercuts the iPad 2's 603 gram weight.
Samsung said the Wi-Fi-only version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will arrive in US stores on June 8, priced at $500 for the 16GB version and $600 for the 32GB model. A 16GB iPad 2 with Wi-Fi nearly matches that price at $499, and the 32GB iPad 2 costs $599.