Asda slashes Samsung tablet price
Will Samsung clear the way for its new, much more svelte 8.9in and 10.1 Galaxy Tabs by selling off the original, 7in model cheap? If it won't, retailer Asda will.
It is now offering the Android 2.2 Froyo tablet for a mere 300 quid, down, it says, from £437.
Samsung has never made clear the Tab's base price. Amazon, for instance, says it's £799 from which the retailer is discounting it to £399, which is the cheapest we've seen it outside of eBay.
The entry-level Apple iPad 2 will be priced at £399 when it goes on sale at 5pm tomorrow.
Asda wants exactly £100 less than that.
Tempted? More details on Asda's website. ®
Question not the practicalities of such devices for they are shiny and expensive. Those who raise such issues shall be cast down and shall suffer the torment of using more affordable netbooks.
Still too expensive
You can get a 1st Gen iPad direct from Apple, for £289
At £200 the Tab is an attractive aternative - at £300 its still overpriced.
Apples, meet oranges
I use all these devices on a day basis. Even comparing identically specced 7" v 10" devices is pointless.
Add to the fact that the samsung device has 3g and the entry level pad doesn't and you spectacularly miss the point.
On my daily commute I prefer the tablet. Home in front of the TV, the ipad. If I had to choose one I would be really bewildered.
And if I had to pay for one ... the samsung, to me, is still overpriced (build quality etc) but I like the 7" form.
RE: Don't blame the tablet
I realise the car analogy is mandatory these days, but most people I know who've bought motorbikes haven't been in the market for transport but desperately seeking an aura of youth to disguise their spreading middle age. And I suspect the reasons people are buying tables are equally orthogonal to their utility.
Thought about tablets...
Good for you.
Personally, I went shopping for a motorbike the other day, and realised they had no luggage space, no air-con or radios, and I needed a helmet to ride one.
Did I buy a car instead? Hell no - I knew I was getting a motorbike and why...if I had ended up buying a car, it would have been my own fault for not defining the requirements correctly. That does not mean the motorbike is "inferior" through implication.
Likewise anyone looking for a tablet, but end up buying a laptop, were trying to get laptop features in a tablet. You don't, and you can't. So don't blame the tablet for your bad expectations.