Samsung blurs the line between consumer and enterprise tablets by borrowing the name from the consumer-friendly Galaxy Tab line for its new mid-size rugged enterprise tablet, and appending “Active” at the end, implying that this Android tablet is built for adventure and excitement rather than field and warehouse work.
It is based on the well-reviewed Galaxy Tab 4, and is not only built tough, it has been designed to look tough… and kind of cool.
It measures 4.97 x 8.39 x .38 inches (WHD), and weighs 13 ounces, making it hefty by today’s tablet standards, but not so much compared to other rugged devices. The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active has an 8-inch LCD display, measured corner to corner, with a 1280 x 800 resolution.
This tablet launched running Android 4.4 (KitKat) running on a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm 8026 processor, along with 1.5 GB of RAM.
- Decent real-world performance
- Ruggedized ports, not port covers
- Removable battery
- Ships with case and stylus
- Screen glare an occasional issue
- Only has one microUSB port
- Camera takes lousy pictures
Quick TakeThe Samsung Galaxy Tab Active is an enterprise device with features many consumers will find appealing. It fits the bill as a top-notch, stylish, and ruggedized Android tablet.
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