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Samsung to Release Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition Bundle for $250 at Best Buy

If you are looking to buy an Android tablet right now, it’s hard to over look ASUS. Whether it be the Nexus 7 or the higher priced Transformer Infinity, they are on top of the Android tablet game. Although, if you are a sucker for a good deal, you might want to check out the bundle that Samsung and Best Buy have put together which is to arrive in stores around August 19.

For $250 you can have the 8GB 7″ version of the Galaxy Tab 2, along with a keyboard dock and a USB connector. Not a bad bundle if you consider that keyboards for tablets usually run anywhere from $30-$50 by themselves.

Wouldn’t it be nice to see a huge price war between tablet OEM’s at around $200?

Via: Engadget

  • Jakov

    Does it have 3G? Can I use it to make phone calls? I see HSPA+ here…

  • John K

    Considering this tablet is already lowered $200 at some onkine store then it’s not a steal. The specs is already slowly outdated already. The only thing it got going for is the expandable memory but it doesn’t make up for so-so speed and out dated specs. Don’t watse your money. You’re buying outdated gadget.

  • Laki S.

    No way. Samsung has burned me one too many times with their atrocious tablets. I’ll never buy a tablet with the word Samsung on it ever again. Plus, I wouldn’t trade in my N7 for 10 of these. I’ve never had a tablet run so buttery smooth!! And Google Now?? Fuggetaboutit.

  • Mike Roche

    5…4…3…2…1 summon the apple lawyers from hell so they can sue Samsung for using the color white and a rectangular shape that vaguely resembles the shape of an iPad.

    • michael arazan

      I’m shocked apple has sued everyone for making 7 inch tablets already because you know they must of thought of it first.

  • .cj

    … only nexus is a nexus 7

  • hkklife

    I don’t want to see a race to the bottom for $200 tablets. The margins are razor-thin or even non-existant for anyone who isn’t in the content selling biz (Apple, Google, Amazon). Instead, let’s focus on a more well-rounded feature set at a nominally higher price and focus on quality, bang for the buck, and post-sale support and let the next crop of Android tablets offer more value than the upcoming iPad mini or the aging iPad2 at $399.

    I’d rather have a new 8″ JB tablet with all the right ports, build quality, cameras, SoC, and storage for $250 or $300 than a bottom-feeder $200 tablet that’s awesome in some areas but gimped in others.

    • i agree, while this tablet is nice (its specs alone beat the iPad 2 and the price is $150 less than any iPad 2) it looks kinda cheap, no aluminum backplate, kinda thick, not so amazing cameras, lack of cellular connection, and only a dual core chip (the N7 is less money and has a quad core) makes it a pros/cons type of device.

  • For $250 last December I got a 32gb Lenovo K1 with the same processor, dual cameras, sd slot, 1280×800 IPS, etc, etc, etc. 8gb dual core for more than $200 is not a deal.

  • Jim McClain

    Looks like keyboards for the 10.1, useless

  • duke69111

    What actually makes it a student edition, with the excpetion that it says it on the box. Just the addition of the keyboard and usb drive?

    • um, yes? who knows with kids these days

  • Is it me or is it aside from the accessories that ASUS and Samsung offer, the Xoom is still sufficient for me. Although I would like to get a 7 inch sometime. My Xoom once it got JB OTA pushed to it actually seemed faster than my GNex. I just wish Motorola offer more accessories for it, especially a Transformer like clamshell keyboard.

    • Also I dont want to see $200 Tablets…but would love more manufacturers to take the Padfone (sp?) approach.

    • TabletWars

      Does anyone know if this tablet has ICS? Seems like a good deal to me.

  • Chris

    It would be nice to see smartphones in a $200 price battle without a new 2 year contract. Phones would fly even faster off the shelves.

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    • JoshGroff

      Cellular radios apparently aren’t cheap.

      • It’s called Verizon (among many other carriers) want their profits! I only point out Verizon because the Galaxy Nexus only cost $350 through the Play store but yet the Verizon version is almost double that.

        • JoshGroff

          Apparently CDMA radios cost more, but a lot of it has to do with trying to push contract pricing of course.

          • They may cost more but I don’t see a almost $300 increase! And Verizon just wants to get all their customers to upgrade in order to get rid of unlimited data for good.

        • michael arazan

          Verizon on contract has the gnex for $50, still at full retail for over $600

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