Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 launches in Canada
0. phoneArena 19 Apr 2013, 21:20 posted on
About a week after launching in the U.S., the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet will be available in Canada through authorized resellers in the country such as Staples, Future Shop and Best Buy; while Samsung isn't revealing a specific price for the slate that is designed to challenge the 7.9 inch Apple iPad mini, although Best Buy is apparently tagging the tablet at $429...
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1. FlushGordon (unregistered)
Darn...Samsung just can't price their tablets right....if this was at aound $349 I'm pretty sure the demand will be crazy
2. hung2900 (Posts: 822; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
IPad mini uses 2011 hardware of $400 iPad 2 so its price at $330 is no question. While Note 8 uses 2012 hardware which even better than Samsung's $500 Note 10.1 flagship, so $400 is reasonable. And remember the Spen.
Anyway, i won't buy both
3. FlushGordon (unregistered)
Spending $400 on a low ppi screen and an outdated gpu just doesn't sound right to my ears. Is the price justifiable? To some maybe, like architecs, designers or casual hobbyists... but if Samsung thinks they could cater just about any tablet users out there then they are dead mistaken, the ludicrously steep price is a major turn off.
5. Taters (Posts: 3654; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Actually he is right. A wacom digitizer is like $100 +. And it does have higher specifications than the iPad mini so it is priced right business wise. Priced just enough to rape the artist and designers. And the Tab 3.0 8 inch will undercut the iPad mini.
If the Note 8 was $299 then the tab 3 8.0 would be $199. That is too low for anyone except Google who doesn't want to profit from hardware.
Trust me, people will buy it and there will be a sale in about two weeks. I am guessing $399 in two weeks and $349 in a month.
6. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
you are one big liar
wacom stylus for galaxy note is only about $39.95
and the cheapest wacom stylus is about $14.95
4. Tux_Alan (Posts: 74; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)
This is no media tableg, it is productivity oriented, useres who choose such devices are typically ready to drop more dough for their gizmos, they targeted their market well, I highly doubt the note 8 was ever intended to be such a massive seller but rather as niche device, do not forget that Samsung is always aiming at coveing the whole spectrum of the market and offer competitive products in all segmentts.