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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 launches in Canada

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 launches in Canada
Last week, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 launched in the U.S. for $399 and now it is available in Canada. The slate can be purchased from authorized resellers in the country such as the Future Store, Staples and Best Buy. Samsung did not reveal any pricing information except to say, "For specific pricing and details, please visit your nearest retailer." However, word is already out that Best Buy is selling the tablet for $429 in Canada, which is $30 higher than the price in the U.S.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

You might have expected a lower price for the tablet since it obviously is designed to compete with the Apple iPad mini. The latter tablet is priced as low as $329, exactly $100 less than the price of the Galaxy Note 8.0. But with that price savings comes a lower resolution glass. The 7.9 inch screen on the Apple tablet has a resolution of 1024 x 768 and a pixel density of 162ppi. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 sports an 8 inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800. This gives Sammy's tablet a slightly higher pixel density of 189ppi.

Like the other Galaxy Note tablets in the series, the device offers S Pen functionality and includes a chock full of apps designed for the pen like Paper Artist. This app allows you to snap a picture or import one, and draw over it using a virtual pencil or brush. The tablet also has multitasking capabilities with Multi Windows which allows you to split the screen in half and run two apps at the same time. Pop Up Play lets you watch a video and move it all around the screen so that you can use a second app while viewing a video and Smart Stay uses the front-facing camera to make sure that your eyes are still on the screen. Once you've fallen asleep and your eyes are shut, the device goes to sleep as well.

Check out our review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 by clicking on this link.

source: SamsungCanada via AndroidAuthority
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posted on 19 Apr 2013, 21:44 1

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

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 00:09 2

2. hung2900 (Posts: 965; 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

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 02:07 1

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.

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 18:14

5. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; 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.

posted on 29 May 2013, 03:56

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

posted on 20 Apr 2013, 06:49 1

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.

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