Wi-Fi only Samsung Galaxy View touches down on U.S. soil; 18.4-inch slate priced at $599

Wi-Fi only Samsung Galaxy View touches down on U.S. soil; 18.4-inch slate priced at $599
Unveiled late last month, the 18.4-inch Samsung Galaxy View can now be purchased in the U.S. The tablet comes with a built-in stand, and offers live television in some markets. There is even a handle on the back that makes it easier to carry from place to place. The screen features a 1080 x 1920 resolution, which works out to a rather low 119ppi pixel density. The Exynos 7580 chipset is under the hood, carrying an octa-core 1.6GHz CPU. 2GB of RAM is inside, along with 32GB of native storage.

A 2.1MP camera is found on the front of the slate, and a 5700mAh battery gives you eight hours of internet or video time. The cell allows you to listen to tunes for up to 299 hours. There is Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity. The Galaxy View is available in your favorite color, as long as your favorite color is black. Android 5.1 is pre-installed.

While eventually the model with cellular connectivity will hit the states, right now you're limited to buying the Wi-Fi only version. But that makes sense. It's not like you are going to be taking this on the go very often. At $599, you're not getting a specs monster, just a tablet with a very large screen, that might not be that practical to own.

Still, if you want to purchase the Samsung Galaxy View, you can do so directly from Samsung, by clicking on the sourcelink.

source: Samsung via SlashGear



11. Elfmonster unregistered

It's a shame it's not big enough to hold more than 2 gig of ram.

7. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Now bastardized arm tablets are slowly growing into touchscreen-equipped smart TVs...same inferior and overpriced jokes as usual. If I wanted a Tablet that big, it's definitely not for mobile stuff. Just a smart TV that can move around my house with me. A similar or even cheaper priced all-in-one PC with touchscreen, like the Filla Edge 18.5" All-in-One PC, would do a whole lot more than that overpriced joke with: - 500GB storage, - 4GB RAM, - A whole lot more ports, - A mouse and keyboard in the package and - Windows 10 All for just $370...screw them inferior and overpriced jokes. http://m.bestbuy.ca/defaultpage.aspx?lang=en#/catalog/productdetails.aspx?ajax=true&sku=10360383&lang=en-CA

8. DarkStar286

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

Have you actually looked at the specs of that thing? It's got an old Celeron mobile CPU with a rubbish integrated GPU, a slow mechanical hard drive, the screen is only 1280x1024 and isn't touch. And I very much doubt the build quality on that is up to much either... I'm all for devices running a full desktop OS rather than one designed for mobiles, but they have to have the hardware to make use of it, and that monstrosity doesn't. It would struggle to run MS Paint, let alone anything useful; at least an Android tablet with a 7850 in it will be able to run pretty much anything available on the platform smoothly.

10. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Regardjng the graphics, it's rubbish enough to run all them bastardized apps on the Windows store, just like this overpriced arm tablet. My 2008 HP Pavilion Laptop with Intel Centrino easily runs asphalt 8 airborne with Windows 8.1.1 and now with Windows 10...there's nothing hard-core about running bastardized apps. The HDD is upgradeable, $85 for a 250GB Crucial SSD, which itself is much faster than the eMMC storage in the arm tablet and it's still much higher capacity. No touchscreen? Here's one with a better processor, graphics, and a touchscreen for $650. http://m.bestbuy.ca/defaultpage.aspx?lang=en#/catalog/ProductTabContent.aspx?sku=10381268&tab=Tab_FeatureSpecs&lang=en-CA Build-quality, it's the same stylish plastic build...

6. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

That's a decent price for such a large tablet. Wish the built in handle was an optional accessory though, it makes it look pretty ugly from the back.

2. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Google, Microsoft, and Nvidia always puts their best chips. And no Apple doesn't always. Pretty much every iPad mini had last years leftovers. You can't blame Samsung for doing the same for the tab s2. This Galaxyview? Doesn't really count. Its more of a computer monitor than a tablet really.

1. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Apple put the best chip in their tablet. Why Samsung and others always put lame chips in their tablets??

3. mixedfish

Posts: 1579; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Nice troll, one might say why does Apple always put lame ass RAM in their $1000 tablets when Samsung and the others put good RAM for half the price.

9. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

probably because Android is a ram hog and it needs that extra ram to run comparably. And yes the Ipad Pro is more expensive than this, but at least is somewhat worth it, this is simply not and shouldn't cost more than $400 given the specs.

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