Samsung Galaxy View
Bridges the gap between a tablet and TV
Bigger than a laptop, but smaller than a TV, the Samsung Galaxy View is a new type of tablet hybrid – part TV, part tablet – that suits anyone who watches a lot of video and either lives in a small place, or would like a supplementary screen for using around the house.
This huge 18.4-incher fits into TV territory with a main screen dedicated to popular streaming sites such as Netflix. It is not exactly a mini-smart TV, since there is no ethernet or HDMI port, and it does not come with a remote or a keyboard, but it has full Android capabilities and access to all of the apps in the Google Play Store.
Samsung behemoth’s design features a useful built-in kickstand with a handle, to easily move it from room to room, a micro-SD card slot and a SIM card slot for Internet on the go. The downside is the flimsy and cheap plastic construction of its built-in kickstand, the lack of an HDMI port and the weak speakers.
Why use a tablet instead of a TV? For the same reason one would choose a tablet over a laptop; it is simply a conveniently portable option. So, if you are low on space, but not on cash, the Samsung Galaxy View is a unique option that might fit your needs.