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Meet the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7

Thinnest Samsung to-date

Brilliant screen

Plastic build

4:3 aspect ratio

Small buttons

TouchWiz

Putting the two in S2

Same depth, different screens

Big and small

Most high-end tablets brag about being super thin and light. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 is no different, except to-date, it actually is the thinnest and lightest of them all.

Click through the slideshow for a closer look at the Samsung tablet and read the full review for the nitty gritty details.

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At 5.6mm thin, the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 is the thinnest large tablet

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Just like last year's model, the Samsung tablet boasts an incredibly vivid and colorful screen.

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Other premium tablets have sturdy aluminum backs. The Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 has a plastic one, which contributes to its super light .86-pound (398g) weight.

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Tablet with 16:9 aspect ratios are wider and better for watching video. This tablet has a 4:3 aspect ratio, which is better for reading and surfing the Web.

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The buttons are located on the top right edge of the tablet.

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Like all Samsung tablets and smartphones, the Galaxy Tab S2 runs on the Android-based TouchWiz user-interface.

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If you like the tablet, but wish is was smaller, you're in luck! It also comes in an 8-inch version.

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Even better news, both models are equally as thin.

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Whether you go big or small, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 are some of the best tablet deals. You get double the amount of internal memory than an iPad for the same price.

For more info, read the full review.

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