Samsung started one of their own “back to school deals” yesterday with a student tablet package known as the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition with Keyboard Dock. Samsung’s tablet deal will start on August 19 and last towards late September.
|Deal Alert: Until December 1, you can get the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7-inch for only $179.99. The keyboard dock is available individually for $79.99|
Galaxy Tab 2 7-Inch Tablet Bundle Content:
– Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 in White, 8GB.
– Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Keyboard Dock.
– Samsung USB Adapter Connection Kit.
– And 50 GB Free 1-Year Dropbox Cloud Storage.
Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition
The Galaxy Tab 7 alone retails for $249 without this bundle, so the accessories you are getting is a $39 keyboard dock together with a $21 USB adapter (model EPL-1PL0BEG) for free.
This bundle retails for $350 otherwise. I won’t opinionate if this is a perfect tablet for students or not, since that depends on someones needs, preferences, and budget. Think of it more as a way of getting a good deal if you were already planning to get the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0.
What the Samsung Galaxy 7 does better than the Nexus 7 is that it has a more solid build, expandable microSD card slot up to 32GB (Nexus has none), and a front camera (640×480).
It has Adobe Flash Player (unlike an iPad), Samsung Media Hub, an IR-blaster based Smart Remote app that turns the Galaxy Tab 2 into a universal remote control, Samsung’s AllShare wireless content-sharing media streaming service (stream multimedia content from the Galaxy Tab 7 to the TV), Polaris Office, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Specifications
• OS: Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich
• Processor: 1.0GHz, Dual-Core
• Memory Capacity: 8GB
• microSD Card Slot (Up to 32GB)
• Display Screen: 7-Inch
• Display Resolution: WSVGA (1024×600)
• Display Type: TFT (PLS)
• Battery Type: Li-Polymer
• Battery Capacity: 4,000mAh
• Wireless Internet WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct
• Camera: 3MP rear-facing, VGA front-facing
• Bluetooth V3.0
• USB 2.0 Host
• Stereo Speakers
• Video: 1080p Playback @ 30fps
• Ear Jack: 3.5mm (Line-in Mic)
• IF Connector: 30Pin
• Full Google Play Access
• Preloaded Apps: Contacts, Alarm/Clock, S Planner, Camera, Gallery, Google Talk, Dropbox, Netflix, Gmail, YouTube, Web Browser, My Files, Email, AllShare (DLNA), Google Search, Memo, Latitude, Task Manager, Video Player, Media Hub, Game Hub, Amazon Kindle, Calculator, Music Player, Photo Editor, Smart Remote, Settings, ChatON, Readers Hub (Kobo, Zinio, NPD), Samsung Apps, Polaris Office, Google Maps, Play Store, Google Play Books, Google +, Google + Messenger, Google Play Music, Music Hub, Navigation, Places, Video Maker, Google Play Videos, World Clock, and Samsung’s TouchWiz Mini Apps.
This Student Edition bundle offer is available from Amazon between August 19 and late September.