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Rogifan
Oct 28, 2012, 06:14 AM
Damn the Asus product looks so much nicer. Why do Samsung mobile products have to look so cheap/ugly?

http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/26/3559518/nexus-10-leaked-photos

http://cdn2.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/7149999/141_large_verge_medium_landscape.jpg

http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/1632697/nexus10back.png



Renzatic
Oct 28, 2012, 06:21 AM
Giving them the benefit of the doubt here, I think even an iPad would look pretty bad if you had a bunch of people smear their fingerprints all over it, coat it with dust, then decided to take a photo of it with the flash on.

...but...yeah. It is kinda ugly.

GroundLoop
Oct 28, 2012, 06:22 AM
I also think that you can thank the Apple vs. Samsung lawsuit. They didn't want it to look too much like the iPad.

GL

Jessica Lares
Oct 28, 2012, 06:24 AM
Why do these things have as much bezel as they do screen?

Rogifan
Oct 28, 2012, 06:44 AM
Giving them the benefit of the doubt here, I think even an iPad would look pretty bad if you had a bunch of people smear their fingerprints all over it, coat it with dust, then decided to take a photo of it with the flash on.

...but...yeah. It is kinda ugly.

I don't get their infatuation with the brushed metal look. Looks plastic. Aesthetics are important. Apple gets it. Nokia and HTC get it. Microsoft got it with Surface. Samsung...not so much.

Renzatic
Oct 28, 2012, 06:56 AM
Brushed metal can look pretty good when done right. Look at the Asus tablets as an example. I think the darker colors look pretty good.

I think the biggest problem is Samsung likes to go with this sort of overly rounded bulbous look in their designs. Like it doesn't just curve at the edges, it tapers in towards the tops and bottoms and makes them look weirdly lopsided and...I dunno...sorta mushy. The Galaxy S3 had a similar thing going on with it.

Eh. It's all tech fashion. Even if it isn't going to win any beauty contests, but if it's a good device, then it's a good device.

Rogifan
Oct 28, 2012, 07:58 AM
Brushed metal can look pretty good when done right. Look at the Asus tablets as an example. I think the darker colors look pretty good.

I think the biggest problem is Samsung likes to go with this sort of overly rounded bulbous look in their designs. Like it doesn't just curve at the edges, it tapers in towards the tops and bottoms and makes them look weirdly lopsided and...I dunno...sorta mushy. The Galaxy S3 had a similar thing going on with it.

Eh. It's all tech fashion. Even if it isn't going to win any beauty contests, but if it's a good device, then it's a good device.

All true. But Apple has shown that fashion sells. Take Nokia. If their Lumia phones were some crap design would they be getting as much interest? Heck even Microsoft spent the majority of their Surface announcement on the design of the hardware. And from a lot of the reviews I've seen that's what's getting the biggest thumbs up.

charlieegan3
Oct 28, 2012, 08:00 AM
Why do these things have as much bezel as they do screen?

Thumbs i guess, but I agree it does seem a little too much.

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I saw a video of this running chrome, pretty fast indeed.

zbarvian
Oct 28, 2012, 08:18 AM
Samsung is just not a quality brand. They've never made a luxurious, premium mobile device in my book. They pack some decent specs into an ugly, cheap body and call it their flagship.

cynics
Oct 28, 2012, 08:44 AM
That's not using a 10" version of Android. Looks like the GN and N7. My old ass Xoom looks better then that.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/28/ene8a7yv.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/28/e5aja6yz.jpg

Which is metal. Seems like every time a device comes out I might want its seriously lacking somewhere.

zbarvian
Oct 28, 2012, 08:55 AM
That's not using a 10" version of Android. Looks like the GN and N7. My old ass Xoom looks better then that.

Image (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/28/ene8a7yv.jpg)

Image (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/28/e5aja6yz.jpg)

Which is metal. Seems like every time a device comes out I might want its seriously lacking somewhere.

Truth. That's actually a pretty nice-looking tablet.

Rodster
Oct 28, 2012, 08:57 AM
Brushed metal can look pretty good when done right. Look at the Asus tablets as an example. I think the darker colors look pretty good.

It looks really good on the original Galaxy Tab 10.1 and it also was practical as had an anti-slip feel while holding it in one hand.

cynics
Oct 28, 2012, 09:01 AM
Truth. That's actually a pretty nice-looking tablet.

Yeah, I'm glad I got it seeing it will probably be my last Android tablet. It would take a combination of everything on the market into one device to make me get another.

doomfront
Oct 28, 2012, 09:08 AM
Android tablets have some catching up to do.

Rodster
Oct 28, 2012, 09:12 AM
Android tablets have some catching up to do.

The biggest problem with Android tablets is that it's too fragmented hardware/OS wise. It's much like Linux. It makes it tougher for developers to target apps which is why the Kindle Fire is the premier tablet for targeted apps. It's a more stable platform because it's carefully controlled by Amazon.

cynics
Oct 28, 2012, 09:18 AM
Android tablets have some catching up to do.

I prefer it over my (gifted to my gf) iPad 3. I'm just not happy with the latest offerings. I'll need to handle the N10 in stores to see if I like it.

doomfront
Oct 28, 2012, 12:28 PM
I have a Prime and I'll be the first to admit that I prefer Ipads to any of the Android tablets I've tried out. The ipad just needs a hdmi port without the need for an adapter then I probably would buy one.

cynics
Oct 28, 2012, 12:38 PM
I have a Prime and I'll be the first to admit that I prefer Ipads to any of the Android tablets I've tried out. The ipad just needs a hdmi port without the need for an adapter then I probably would buy one.

HDMI port, USB port for connecting peripherals, a flash for the camera, expandable memory, a less restrictive OS, contacts for a dock, etc.....just too much the iPad needs for me not to consider a toy/book....

MacRumorUser
Oct 28, 2012, 12:39 PM
Two possible reasons

1) Maybe they spent all the budget on the 'retina display' that the rest of the aesthetics took a back seat in order to get it out at $399

2) Maybe Samsung made it look terrible so the Galaxy Tab Note 10.1 looks a lot better in stores ;-)


But yeah it looks cheap sadly, and the bezel looks much more out of proportion than the iPads and they are big enough... maybe just an optical illusion ?

The Nexus 7 is such a well built tablet that is also cheap without looking 'cheap'.. Asus did google proud, but Samsung with the Nexus 10 ? it's like an aesthetic kick in the nads to google.

Rogifan
Oct 28, 2012, 01:19 PM
Why not stay with Asus? Or does Google feel the need to spread the love around? This looks almost as bad as the Galaxy Note 10.1. I hope it doesn't have the same build quality. :eek:

MacRumorUser
Oct 28, 2012, 01:22 PM
Thumbs i guess, but I agree it does seem a little too much.

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I saw a video of this running chrome, pretty fast indeed.

Yes but we don't know if that page was pre-loaded or loaded fresh, all we saw is them open chrome that's it...

5 second video clip is too short to get any real idea of performance.

However given its spec it should be fast.

Though surprised they have opted for Dual Core ?

Seems like they are creating a strange disparity, our 7" device has a Quad Core, but our 10" device a dual core ? I know it probably benchmarks faster than the 1.2 Tegra 3 in the Nexus 7, but perception wise i mean it's confusing a little.

doomfront
Oct 28, 2012, 01:49 PM
HDMI port, USB port for connecting peripherals, a flash for the camera, expandable memory, a less restrictive OS, contacts for a dock, etc.....just too much the iPad needs for me not to consider a toy/book....

Yeah the way I see any tablet is as a toy right now though. I have my desktop and laptop for everything I need. Tablet is something to just play around with. So as much as I dislike iOS it doesn't really matter when it comes to tablets because I wouldn't use it for much of anything other than web browsing and games. That's why I wish the ipad mini was cheaper

zbarvian
Oct 28, 2012, 02:25 PM
Yeah the way I see any tablet is as a toy right now though. I have my desktop and laptop for everything I need. Tablet is something to just play around with. So as much as I dislike iOS it doesn't really matter when it comes to tablets because I wouldn't use it for much of anything other than web browsing and games. That's why I wish the ipad mini was cheaper

When I first got my iPad I was really excited. I thought I would be able to use it for school (iWork, Evernote, Bluetooth keyboard), for play (games, iLife), and casual use (web browsing). It's really not good at productivity.

After months of having it, I don't know if I want it anymore. All tablets are pure luxury items at this point. That's why I'm excited for Windows 8.

cynics
Oct 28, 2012, 05:21 PM
Yeah the way I see any tablet is as a toy right now though. I have my desktop and laptop for everything I need. Tablet is something to just play around with. So as much as I dislike iOS it doesn't really matter when it comes to tablets because I wouldn't use it for much of anything other than web browsing and games. That's why I wish the ipad mini was cheaper

I agree for the most part. But I prefer Android for both gaming (toy) and productivity.

But productivity it just works. I currently have my Xoom plugged into my TV as I type this, I dont need wifi mirroring because I dont need to touch my tablet as a bluetooth keyboard AND mouse work. Notice the cursor on the right.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/29/he5yne2y.jpg

For gaming here is my current example. I'm getting ready for hurricane Sandy on the east coast by getting all my mobile devices ready. Not only did I download a bunch of ROM's for emulators (N64, Playstation, SNES, NES etc) I downloaded a ported version of Doom from the app store. It was just the shareware version but a simple Google search and I was able to download the WAD files for the full version of Doom 1, 2, 3, and some other ones I never played Pluthea (sp?) and TNT. They work perfectly. Without a file system that would have been impossible to do. Plus with USB hosting I just plug my PS3 controller in and use that which is 100x better then on screen controls IMO on even games that are designed around on screen controls. Personally I have no use for modern mobile games if I can play thousands upon thousands of old GOOD games....

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/29/muzyhyde.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/10/29/zave6abu.jpg

Saturn1217
Oct 28, 2012, 05:34 PM
Completely agree. If this is the final design (and praying to god it isn't) it looks horrible.

I think, as a direct result of the Apple lawsuits, Google is determined that all of their nexus devices avoid the "rounded rectangle" look. Which is really annoying because for a touch screen device that shape makes sense, looks simplistic, and looks good.

I have a galaxy nexus and I think it looks fine. But I was really disappointed to see the LG Nexus follow the same rounded top and bottom and I'm even more disappointed to see the Nexus 10 follow that same design.

It is hideous and as a loyal Android user it makes me want to pick up an iPad out of spite...More probably I will just pick up a nexus 7 at some point because I am still not completely convinced I need a tablet in the first place.

cynics
Oct 28, 2012, 05:46 PM
BTW, Thats Doom GLES in the play store for those interested. Its 2.19 and its amazing! Its been slightly modified for a cool blood splatter effect and get this.....you can LOOK UP AND DOWN (you couldnt do this in the original)!!

Just Google search doom.wad and you can find the full version wad files and using a file manager (I use astro) to copy the files to the Doom folder then you should be able to figure out the rest.

Its SOOO much better then any emulator version from N64 and Playstation.

NONE of this requires root access of any sort. My Xoom is not rooted anymore....just vanilla ICS....

/end off topic

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Completely agree. If this is the final design (and praying to god it isn't) it looks horrible.

I think, as a direct result of the Apple lawsuits, Google is determined that all of their nexus devices avoid the "rounded rectangle" look. Which is really annoying because for a touch screen device that shape makes sense, looks simplistic, and looks good.

I have a galaxy nexus and I think it looks fine. But I was really disappointed to see the LG Nexus follow the same rounded top and bottom and I'm even more disappointed to see the Nexus 10 follow that same design.

It is hideous and as a loyal Android user it makes me want to pick up an iPad out of spite...More probably I will just pick up a nexus 7 at some point because I am still not completely convinced I need a tablet in the first place.

I agree to a point. IF the design is in direct result of Apple lawsuits its still terrible. You cant tell me for one second there arent as good or even better design for a tablet that they could have come up with.

Another theory is the common complaint of a tablet being difficult to hold due to lack of bezel. I use Motorola's portfolio case and it folds back giving the perfect place to put your hand, without it I would want a bigger bezel.

Ugh that thing is just ugly though. I cant believe I agree with zbarvian, that thing looks very cheaply made. I'll reserve my final judgement until I hold it though....

tech4all
Oct 28, 2012, 06:03 PM
Samsung is just not a quality brand. They've never made a luxurious, premium mobile device in my book. They pack some decent specs into an ugly, cheap body and call it their flagship.

This is gonna sound like a double standard since I like Macs but looks doesn't necessarily equate to quality. If you had a had a great looking product but crappy specs would you call it quality? No you probably wouldn't. I'd choose specs over looks any day. If you can get both great. Right on paper the S3 has the specs that beat the iPhone. Braun or beauty is the question here.

cynics
Oct 28, 2012, 06:14 PM
This is gonna sound like a double standard since I like Macs but looks doesn't necessarily equate to quality. If you had a had a great looking product but crappy specs would you call it quality? No you probably wouldn't. I'd choose specs over looks any day. If you can get both great. Right on paper the S3 has the specs that beat the iPhone. Braun or beauty is the question here.

I wish you hadnt said "beat the iphone" in that post. You have inadvertently sent this thread WAY off topic... :D

zbarvian
Oct 28, 2012, 07:03 PM
This is gonna sound like a double standard since I like Macs but looks doesn't necessarily equate to quality. If you had a had a great looking product but crappy specs would you call it quality? No you probably wouldn't. I'd choose specs over looks any day. If you can get both great. Right on paper the S3 has the specs that beat the iPhone. Braun or beauty is the question here.

I never claimed quality meant design.