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Apple iPad Air vs Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1: Is Samsung's Thinner, Higher Resolution Tablet Better? [VIDEO]

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First Posted: Feb 19, 2014 03:35 PM EST
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There's a new tablet on the market, and according to Samsung, it's better than the iPad Air. In a new commercial for the Galaxy Pro Tab 10.1, Samsung attacks Apple's thinnest tablet, but which tablet is really the best deal?

Today, Samsung Mobile USA uploaded a video onto YouTube where the company takes a clear shot at Apple's iPad Air. In the commercial, the iPad Air is so thin that it can hide behind a pencil, but the Galaxy Pro Tab 10.1 can hide behind the iPad Air.

"What this hiding behind the iPad?" a narrator says. "Ah, the even thinner Galaxy Pro Tab 10.1."

The Galaxy Pro Tab 10.1 is indeed thinner with height by width by depth dimensions of 171.4 x 243.1 x 7.3mm compared to the iPad Air's measurements of 240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm. The Galaxy Pro Tab 10.1 also weighs 9 grams less than the iPad Air (478g vs. 469g).

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In addition, Samsung's commercial boasts about its tablet's resolution, which it claims is clearer than that of the iPad Air.

Samsung's new tablet features 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA) resolution on a 10.1-inch display, while the iPad Air only has 2048 X 1536 resolution at 264 pixels per inch on a 9.7-inch display. Apple's iPad also has fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, however, while the Galaxy Pro Tab 10.1 features 16M Colour Depth.

Finally, Samsung mocks the iPad's Air limited function of only "up to one thing on screen at once." Galaxy Pro Tab 10.1 allows users to multi-task with a split screen. It is worth noting, however, that the iPad Air comes with a slew of popular Apple features such as Siri, FaceTime and iOS.

Still, the Galaxy Pro Tab 10.1 might have the iPad Air's camera beat, at least in megapixels. The Galaxy Pro Tab 10.1 has a front 2 megapixel CMOS camera and a rear 8 megapixel CMOS camera with auto focus, flash-LED and HD recording.The iPad Air has a 1.2 megapxel FaceTime HD camera that produces 720p HD videos, as well as a 5 megapixel iSight camera that with five-element lens, hybrid IR filter and ƒ/2.4 aperture.

Both the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 and iPad Air start at $499 for 16GB of memory.

Check out Samsung's less than subtle commercial below:


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