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Samsung Unveils Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition Package for $249, Deal Lasts Just 2 Weeks

Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

The Galaxy Note 10.1 might be Samsung’s hot new tablet, but the firm just announced an amazing deal for anyone interested in its smaller, less powerful Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 device. Beginning on August 19th, and for two weeks only, Samsung will sell the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition that comes packaged with a USB adapter, a unique white color scheme and a keyboard dock. The best part? This package costs $249.99, the exact price you would pay if you wanted just the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0.

We reviewed the tab back in April and, as a quick refresher, it runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and is equipped with a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, a VGA front-facing camera, GPS, 8GB of build-in storage, a microSD card slot for adding up to 32GB of storage, an IR blaster for controlling your TV, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 3.0 and a 7-inch display with a 1024 x 600-pixel resolution. Honestly, it’s not a bad package considering that you’re getting $100 worth of accessories for just $50 more than the 8GB Nexus 7, which doesn’t offer a rear-facing camera or expandable storage. The trade-off, of course, is that the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 doesn’t run Jelly Bean.

Samsung said the deal will be available from Best Buy, Amazon, Tiger Direct, Costco and Fry’s.

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Samsung Brings the GALAXY Tab 2 Back to School with Student Edition

Bundle adding Keyboard Dock and USB Adapter at no extra cost

For Two Weeks Only Beginning 8/19, Bundle delivering $100 in added value to be available at participating retailers

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., August 17, 2012 – Samsung Electronics America Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, today announces that its GALAXY Tab 2 7.0 device will be available in a special Student Edition, beginning 8/19 and for two weeks only. The Special Edition includes a GALAXY Tab 2 7.0 in a unique white color, a keyboard dock and USB adapter in the box – a retail value of $350 – for an SRP of just $249.99.

Students will realize substantial benefits from the bundle, which will add a physical keyboard to the device as well as a USB adapter that supports plugging in USB thumb drives as well as peripherals such USB mice. With these accessories and the preloaded Polaris Office, the GALAXY Tab 2 is perfect for typing research reports or even creating presentations. In addition, the multimedia features on the GALAXY Tab 2 are perfect for enjoying movies and music.

“The education market is a significant priority for Samsung, and we are very pleased to deliver a bundle that is sure to be appealing to just about any student at a very competitive price point,” explained Travis Merrill, Director of Marketing, GALAXY Tab, Samsung Electronics America. “A busy student can achieve a PC-like setup in the dorm room, yet still pop the GALAXY Tab 2 out of the dock and slip it into a pocket for usage while on the go. It truly is the smarter way to learn.”

The special packaging for the new bundle also includes an insert with a series of recommended cool educational apps from Google Play.

GALAXY Tab 2 – Powerful, Smart, Easy to Use

The GALAXY Tab 2 7.0 is a powerful dual-core tablet running Android 4.0. The devices features an integrated IR blaster for universal remote capabilities, as well as an easily accessible memory card slot for convenient loading of multimedia files in a range of supported file formats.

The tablet also offers endless content access in a sleek design that can maximize the home entertainment experience. The Smart Remote App and built-in IR Blaster turns the Tab 2 into a universal smart remote, helping users easily find their favorite shows. Users can choose from over 450,000 apps, surf millions of web pages with Adobe Flash™ support, and access favorite movies and TV shows from Google Play or Media Hub.

In addition, the GALAXY Tab 2 is fully Google certified for complete access to Google Play and is competitively priced at $249.99, so students don’t need to compromise when selecting a tablet.

The bundle will be available while supplies last, from 8/19 through 9/1. Participating retailers include Best Buy, Amazon, Tiger Direct, Costco and Fry’s.

Key Specs:

Screen & Resolution

7.0″ TFT (PLS) Display  

WSVGA (1024×600) Resolution

OS

Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich

Size & Weight

0.41” x 4.8” x 7.6”Weight, Including Battery: 0.76 lbs

Memory

8GB Built-inmicroSD™ Slot: Up to 32GB

Connectivity

WiFi 802.11 b/g/nBluetooth V3.0

USB 2.0 Host

3.5mm Ear Jack

30 Pin IF Connector

Integrated IR

Camera

3MP rear-facingVGA front-facing

Other Features

GPSStereo Speakers

Video Playback at 1080p @ 30fps

SRP

$249.99

 

More information can be found at www.samsung.com.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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