Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

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Has a built-in light LED backlight vs None Most E-Readers have a built-in light
Significantly thinner 9.7 mm vs 12 mm Around 20% thinner ; easily slides into bags
Can display full color Yes (LCD) vs No (E-Ink) Somewhat common; view images, read comics, and web-browse in full color
Directly download library e-books to device Yes vs No Somewhat common; offers quick access to browsing public library titles available for e-readers
No black flash when turning pages No (LCD) vs Yes (E-Ink) Somewhat common; provides less obtrusive page turns
Automatically adjusts screen orientation Yes vs No Somewhat common; auto-adjusts between portrait & landscape based on orientation
Slightly bigger screen 10.1" vs 9.7" Around 5% bigger screen
Front view of Icarus Excel

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Icarus Excel

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Is readable in direct sunlight Yes (E-Ink) vs No (LCD) Somewhat common; text doesn't look washed out in direct daylight
Comes with a stylus Yes vs No About half of E-Readers come with a stylus
Lighter weight 530 g vs 590 g More than 10% lighter weight

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs
Excel 
Screen resolution 1280 x 800 1200 x 825
Screen size 10.1" 9.7"
Pixel density 149 ppi 150 ppi
Built-in light LED backlight None
Screen type LCD E-Ink
Flashes screen black during page turns No Yes

form factor

Size 175.3 x 256.5 x 9.7 mm 179 x 243 x 12 mm
Weight 590 g 530 g
Interface touchscreen touchscreen & buttons
Headphone jack Yes Yes

connectivity

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs
Excel 
Input/Output port micro-USB mini-USB
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth connectivity Yes No

features

Directly download library e-books to device Yes No
Web browser Yes Yes
Stereo speakers Yes No
Landscape mode Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes No
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
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