Samsung is joining an already crowded budget-tablet market. Unconfirmed reports say that Best Buy, starting Aug. 19th, will start selling the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition for $249 US. The Samsung tablet has a 7-inch display, 1 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, microSD expansion, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
What Else You Need To Know:
- The Best Buy bundle will include a keyboard and USB connector.
- Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition joins the Google/Nexus 7, the Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet, and the Amazon Kindle Fire among the $200 to $250 budget tablets sold today. Apple Inc. is rumored to be a working on a budget-version of the market leading iPad.
It might not be the best tablet around, especially with the Nexus 7 coming onto the scene, but it still packs a decent bunch.- Cory Gunther, Android Community
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Samsung To Launch Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition
Everything with the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 remains the same but for two enhancements — a full sized USB port that will allow for attaching external devices and a keyboard dock with a full QWERTY keyboard and Android function keys.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 student bundle headed to Best Buy for cheap
It might not be as powerful as the Nexus 7, but it’s thinner, has a keyboard dock, and supports SD cards. This is a pretty good deal if you ask us, and most likely it’ll see Jelly Bean at some point too.
Best Buy rumored to sell the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition for $249 with bundled keyboard, USB connector
The Student Edition is rumored to hit retail shelves on August 19th and will cost $249, which is the same price as the 8GB WiFi-only model and only $50 over the 8GB Nexus 7.