Now that Black Friday deals week has begun we are served some good tablet deals too. Here are the ones worth looking at this Sunday if you are on the lookout for a good tablet deal.
[UPDATE: See complete list of the 50 Best Black Friday Tablet Deals 2013.]
1. Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
Cut from $199 to $159. http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galaxy-Tab-7
Samsung’s third Galaxy Tab model was launched in April this year with a MSRP of $199. Since then it has sometimes been on sale for $179, but newer as cheap as today.
This is a lightweight 7-inch Android 4.2 tablet with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1024 x 600 resolution display, 16GB memory, with a 1.3MP front camera and a 3MP rear camera. It has a very long battery life at over 12 hours, and weighs just 299 grams.
2. Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
Cut from $399 to $299. http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galaxy-Tab-10-1
This is another of Samsung’s third Galaxy tablets, but much larger at 10.1 inches. It was launched in June and have chiefly the same specs level as it’s smaller sibling. Since it was released with a MSRP of $399, it’s best “special offers” price to date has been $359 for the 16GB model, but newer as low as $299. The main specs include a 1.6GHz dual core processor, 1280 x 800 resolution, Android 4.2, and a 1.3MP front camera and 3.2MP rear camera. This tablet too has a good battery life, at an average of well over 11 hours, and it weighs just 510 grams, which makes it the second lightest 10.1-inch Android tablet.
3. Dell XPS 10
Cut from $379 to $296. http://www.amazon.com/Dell-XPS-XPS10
Dell XPS 10 is a 10.1-inch Windows 8.1 RT tablet that has actually gone out of production after Dell decided to stop making Windows RT tablets. But new tablets are still to be found, which is why it’s on sale.
At this price level, potential customers get good value for money – that is if they don’t have anything against Windows RT. The specs include a dual-core 1.5GH Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB memory, 1366 x 768 resolution, and Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013. There’s also a 2MP front camera and a 5MP rear camera. Battery life is on average 8 hours, and the weight is around 635 grams, depending on the exact configuration.
4. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
Cut from $499 to $399. http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-10-1
The Note is almost never on sale, since Samsung knows it can charge a lot for it.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 was launched in August last year as the flagship Android tablet for Samsung, as a tablet meant for productivity and creativity. This is a tablet for far more than just web browsing and gaming. It includes a long range of apps, it has multitasking abilities, an integrated S Pen stylus – features that have given the Samsung Note tablets the highest customer rating of all tablets on Amazon. Its successor was released in early October, so this is for the 1st generation model.
– Tom Bowen