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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 11:54:48 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.

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