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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 officially makes it landing in the US for $469

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 officially makes it landing in the US for $469
Sure we’ve had our chance at playing around with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 of late, but starting today, you can head on over to your local Best Buy store to pick up the tablet for a mere $469 or $569 for the 16GB and 32GB versions respectively.

Basically completing their lineup, especially when the Galaxy Tab 8.9 perfectly sits in between their other two existing tablets, customers will now have the choice on picking which tablet best suits their needs. If the original 7-inch model is simply too small, and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 being too cumbersome to manage, then obviously the Galaxy Tab 8.9 will appease your needs.

At its core, it embodies mostly the same hardware specs as its bigger brother – like its 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and 1GB of RAM. Additionally, it features an 8.9” WVGA display, 3.2-megapixel auto-focus rear camera with LED flash, 2-megapixel front facing camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and the TouchWiz UX experience running on top of Android 3.1 Honeycomb.

Therefore, if the price is good enough for you, even when it’s set at $30 less than the larger Galaxy Tab 10.1, then you’ll find a respectable Honeycomb tablet that might prove its worth for the money.

source: Samsung

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posted on 02 Oct 2011, 13:19

1. aviv (unregistered)


i can't wait for 7.7 vireson it's going to be perfect tablet.

posted on 02 Oct 2011, 14:53

2. xfgbdf (Posts: 12; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)


ok if the 7.7 or 7.0 one is under 300 im totally gonna buy it

posted on 02 Oct 2011, 21:17

3. superguy (Posts: 271; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


I wouldn't count on it being under $300 unless Amazon decimates the other low end tables.

I'd put the 7.0 Plus or 7.7 - whatever it ends up being at round $350 for the bottom, but more likely $399 since Sammy prices the 8.9 so high.

posted on 02 Oct 2011, 21:37

4. ardent1 (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


What is Samsung doing? At $469, a consumer can buy the iPad2 for just $30 more. The $469 is a dumb price and I wouldn't be surprised if it gets down to $399 quickly.

The 8" Vizio tablet was launched with a $299 price in August and now you can pick one up for $235 at Costco. Is the Samsung 8.9" tablet at $469 worth $234 more than the Vizio. It just doesn't make good sense as Vizio's are half the price of a Samsung 8.9, respectively.

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 05:19

5. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)


makes me wonder what they are going to price the 7.7 at.... personally the price seems a bit steep for nothing more than a toy to consume media. i do realize that it will be hard to beat amazon with the price point, but if i had another viable option in the less than $300 price point i would be more willing to purchase one

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 10:40

7. varsas (Posts: 11; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)


The 7.7 will be expensive with the Super AMOLED screen; the 7+ is likely to be closer to the existing 7 pricing though still more expensive given the improvements in hardware and form factor.

Reading reviews of the Vizio it's not on the level of a Tab 10.1 or Xoom so comparing prices to that is silly since this effectively has the same specification as the 10.1: looking at the specifications it has double the processing cores, double the ram, a higher resolution, bigger and better quality screen; asking for it to be priced the same doesn't make any sense at all.

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 22:46

9. ardent1 (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Do you think the Tab 10.1 or Xoom is worth more than twice the price of a Vizio? Does the faster processor, more ram, better screen justify the $260 price premium?

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