Samsung's latest mid-range tablet offers decent performance and excellent quality at the right price
Samsung loves to make tablets. From innovative products like the high-spec'd Pro series, to the more mediocre Galaxy Tab models, they pump them out in sizes and price points to suit almost anyone. This year's Galaxy Tab 4 continues that trend. Coming in 7-inch, 8-inch and 10-inch sizes, the Galaxy Tab 4 may not be the powerhouse you can get from other vendors, but decent performance and a great price point — combined with plenty of time and money spent to make sure you know that they exist and where to buy them — make the Tab 4 a product that many will end up buying. That's good for Samsung, and after all is said and done it's good for many users, as well.
We got the 8-inch model to have a go with, and after some time with it I have to say it's a decent piece of gear for the price —$269 MSRP — compared to the competition. Many TouchWiz bells and whistles are on board, and many of the things you would shut off on your phone are surprisingly useful on an 8-inch screen. The size and build quality are on-target, and overall it's a good tablet for the money. Not everyone needs a Pro series with expensive innards to sit on the couch and watch HBO Go. That's where the Tab series fits in, and just like last year, Samsung has mostly hit the mark.