The Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) Student Edition Bundle goes on sale Sunday for two weeks
Earlier this month, we told you about the special back to school deal that Samsung is offering students. The Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) Student Edition Bundle includes the tablet in white, a keyboard dock and a USB peripheral connector all for the price of the tablet itself, $249.99. The bundle goes on sale starting Sunday and while we originally told you that it would be available at Best Buy, it will also be on sale at Amazon, Tiger Direct, Costco and Fry’s Electronics. The offer runs through September 1st.
Samsung notes that with the keyboard and the USB connector, students can add a plug-in mouse and get to work writing those important term papers. Afterward, they can use the tablet to relax while watching their favorite movies.
In case you forgot about the tablet's specs, the Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) is equipped with a 7inch Super PLS LCD display with resolution of 1024 x 600 and a rather low pixel density of 170ppi. Under the hood is a dual-core 1GHz processor with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of native storage aboard. A 32GB capacity microSD slot can expand storage and a 4000mAh battery keeps the gears turning. A 3MP camera on back captures video in 720p at 30fps and there is a VGA front facing camera for self portraits and video chat. The version of the tablet available with the bundle has Wi-Fi connectivity only, and comes out of the box with Android 4.0.
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.