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My first impressions of the Dell Streak 7 tablet weren’t favorable. After a few more days of use, I’m more impressed by the speed and performance of this dual core, HSPA+ Android tablet. But as you can see here, usage is tempered by the mediocre display.

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After a short time with the Dell Streak 7 earlier this week, I posted my immediate impressions, which had more negatives than positives. With a few more days of use under my belt, I can definitely appreciate the speed of the device thanks to T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network and the Nvidia Tegra 2 chip that powers the tablet. But even at $199 with contract, I’m still stuck on Dell’s choice to use an 800×480 resolution display on the Streak 7.

Perhaps it’s just my tired old eyes, so I spent about 10 minutes with the Streak 7 on camera to bring you video overview of this Android 2.2 tablet. Here’s a look at the hardware, how the screen really looks when using the web or an app, a 3-D game demonstration and the result of some high-definition video recording using the 5-megapixel camera of the Dell Streak 7.

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  1. That was a good quick view of the Dell Streak. It is to bad that having that good hardware and the resolution is not great. Also noticed that the Wi-Fi signal was very low. Any problems with Wi-Fi? Also reminds me of the Archos Tablets with the edges. So far all the Tegra 2 devices have low resolution screen. At CES I went over to the elocity booth, to check out the tablets they had. Here is link http://hggadgets.blogspot.com/2011/01/elocity-at-ces2011.html

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  2. Richard Garrett Friday, February 4, 2011

    Kevin have you tested a Nook Color? I’d like to see your comparisons of the Galaxy Tab, NC and Streak.

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    1. They don’t really compete, as the Nook Color is WiFi only which changes the way in which you can use the device. The Streak and Tab are more natural competitors.

      Having said that, I’m loving my Nook Color. I’ve rooted it and run Eclair (2.1) mainly, but have been experimenting with Froyo (2.2) and the new Honeycomb (3.0) running from the microSD card. Honeycomb shows a lot of promise for the future.

      I would also agree that 800×480 is simply not acceptable in a 7″ device. I’m loving the 1024×600 on the Nook and wouldn’t think of dropping to a lower resolution.

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