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Check out the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (pictures)

Let's take a closer look at the budget-priced Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

The $180 Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is a fine budget tablet at a decent price, offering capable performance and a decent screen. But as prices fall on older devices and newer, cheaper models become available, it's ultimately eclipsed.

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The Tab 4 packs a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, which is good enough for zipping around menus or the Web, and playing casual games. The battery offers around 10 hours of battery life.

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Samsung's TouchWiz interface takes over the Android experience, changing just about every facet of the OS.

I personally prefer pure Android, but TouchWiz does offer a fresh new look, and Samsung has added some new apps and features into the mix.

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Multi Window

Multi Window is one of the new functions baked into Samsung's TouchWiz, and it offers real multitasking on a tablet. Performance suffers a bit on the Galaxy Tab 4, but it's still pretty cool.

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Use Samsung's WatchOn app with the IR Blaster on the side to control your TV.

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There's only a measly 8GB of onboard storage, so you'll want to grab a microSD card -- the tablet will support up to 32GB capacity cards.

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The 3-megapixel camera on the rear takes unsatisfying shots.

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The 1.3-megapixel camera up front will suffice for video chatting, but don't expect stellar selfies.

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You'll be better off skipping the single, tiny speaker on the rear, as it's easily blocked and pumps out unsatisfying sound.

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