The thinnest 10.1 tablet on the planet has just been treated to both Quadrant and AnTutu Benchmarks. Surprisingly, despite its killer design, the slate failed to match the Quadrant scores of its prototype unit, dropping from 2,000 to 1,500.
The 1 GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor inside the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 scores marginally better than its predecessor, the Motorola Xoom. In the AnTutu Benchmark, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 scored a 3,729 — edging out both the Motorola Xoom and LG Optimus 2x. Considering all three devices sport the same chipset, this was a bit of a surprise.
Overall the user experience will dictate whether the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is right for you. Benchmarks are like spec sheets — looking good on paper (or in this case a Benchmark) is only have the story. A responsive UI and for Android, timely updates, lead to the best real world performance. The battle for our Android Honeycomb dollar will likely be won by the tablet which manages to be first on Google’s update list.