Samsung Australia was handed a win this week, with the courts overturning an earlier ruling banning the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and allowing it to be sold locally. With that in mind, we’ve just been handed Samsung’s iPad competitor and can now tell you what you can look forward to.

The Apple iPad 2 on the left, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 on the right. So close in thickness, it's scary.

Easily one of the most svelte tablets we’ve seen, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is barely a shadow of the Galaxy Tab 10.1v that graced our shores earlier in the year.

Lighter than the iPad 2 and just a hair thinner, it’s one device that leaves you feeling impressed. While it lacks the aluminium that makes the iPad feel super sturdy, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is no slouch, adopting a brushed plastic back, giving it some sense of grip.

It’s very comfortable in the hands too, thanks to curved edges and a very good weighting that makes the tablet quite well balanced when held with one hand or two.

The 10.1 inch screen is kept in place with a black frame and covered by a layer of Corning’s scratch-proof Gorilla Glass, adding to the quality.

We’ve previously reported that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is similar to the 10.1v released earlier this year, complete with the same Nvidia Tegra 2 processor gracing many other tablets, 1GB RAM, Bluetooth, WiFi, Google Android Honeycomb, and a 10.1 inch screen.