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Samsung's latest tablets get priced

Samsung officially announced its new Galaxy Tab 3 series earlier this month with tablets ranging in size from 7" to 10.1". Today, the South Korean company has announced pricing for the tablets.
 
The Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 will be priced at $199. This device features a meager 1024x600 display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 8GB of internal storage.
 
The $299 Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 slightly ups the ante with a 1280x800 display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor (1.5GM of system RAM) and 16GB of storage.
 
The Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 forgoes the ARM-based processors in its smaller brother and instead adopts a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Z2560 processor (and just 1GB of system RAM). Despite the larger screen size, the 10.1" model is still saddled with a 1280x800 display.


Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 in "Gold Brown"
 
Each tablet in the Galaxy Tab 3 series comes with a microSD slot for storage expansion, a built-in IR blaster which turns the devices into universal remotes, support for Samsung's WatchON TV recommendation service, and will be available in white or "Gold Brown". The two larger models come equipped with Android 4.2 while the smallest member of the family makes do with Android 4.1.
 
Pre-orders for the devices begin tomorrow, with nationwide availability in store like Newegg, Frys, Best Buy, Amazon, and Walmart starting on July 7.

Source: Samsung



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RE: What are they thinking?
By retrospooty on 6/24/2013 11:25:03 AM , Rating: 3
I just don't get Samsung and tablets. They just dont seem to get it.

These tablets arent even up to last years specs. The Nexus 7 came out last July with a faster CPU and higher res for $200. It's fine if you arent shooting for the high end, but you have to price it right. There are other tablets with 1280x800 screens for $129 now. WTF would anyone buy a 1024x600 for $200? Even the tab 8 doesnt hold up to the 1 year old NExus 7. What good is an extra inch of screen at the same already outdated resolution? You would have to be totally clueless to buy any tab 3 model. Not one of them is decent - The 7 should s/b $99 max. The 8 should be $199 (and that is being very generous).


RE: What are they thinking?
By Mitch101 on 6/24/2013 11:45:17 AM , Rating: 1
Its actually more than enough tablet for most people. Most people play simpler games like word with friends, read books, check e-mail etc and don't care about having HD screens especially at 10" in size. Although I kind of agree a 1280x800 screen would make more sense but 1024x600 is fine especially for a $200.00 tablet from a REAL manufacturing company not some no name brand. Consider it will most likely be sold for less than $200 anyhow. If you do any video encoding a 1920x1080 movie file is huge but take something like DVD quality and Divx or h.264 video format and you can carry a ton of movies/shows with you. For a lot of people its pefectly fine video quality. The target is the price point if you want better you can spend more.

I still use a HP Touchpad and it does more than I need so I believe this is good to play the price point.


RE: What are they thinking?
By Mitch101 on 6/24/2013 11:49:36 AM , Rating: 2
Meant to say especially at 7" in size


RE: What are they thinking?
By retrospooty on 6/24/2013 11:54:48 AM , Rating: 3
It may be good enough for "most people", not every product has to be high end, but you cant price it like this. There are far better tablets for $129 than the tab 7. There are just no scenarios where anyone buying any of these makes sense.


RE: What are they thinking?
By Mitch101 on 6/24/2013 2:13:37 PM , Rating: 2
Where is everyone buying their stuff from the Apple Store? Does anyone pay the suggested retail price? Day 1 it will probably be $179.00 somewhere then $149.00 most likely on sale.


RE: What are they thinking?
By retrospooty on 6/24/2013 2:20:47 PM , Rating: 2
You can get other products at MSRP or lower, even on sale too. That same rule goes for both sides. Right now, the far superior Nook HD with 1440x900 screen is $129 and a yet unreleased tab7 with 1024x600 is $199? Even if its knocked down to $149 its a ripoff.

Also coming in July, we will have a Nexus 7 refresh with 1920x1200 for $229 if not lower. This price point makes no sense for anyone. Not the low end, not the middle , not the high end.

The only thing it will be good for is to trick some elderly tablet buyers out of their money because they don't know any better... unless that is the point. LOL


RE: What are they thinking?
By lelias2k on 6/24/2013 5:12:51 PM , Rating: 2
You can argue as much as you want, but it is in fact an under-powered and overpriced tablet.

Will some people buy it? Absolutely. Does that make it a worthy product? Not at all.


RE: What are they thinking?
By eek2121 on 6/24/2013 12:29:21 PM , Rating: 2
After staring at my Galaxy S III all day it's a PITA to look at the Galaxy Tab 2. The screen resolution blows. I really am shocked that they didn't up the resolution.


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