Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition bundle challenges the Nexus 7 in value for the money, coming soon to Best Buy
posted by Victor H. / Aug 09, 2012, 4:32 AM
And now, Samsung is releasing the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition that easily beats the Nexus 7 in terms of value for the money. And that’s a huge statement. Here’s why - the Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition sells for the same $249 but it also includes a keyboard dock and a USB peripheral connector in the price.
Now, the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition is said to arrive in Best Buy stores on August 19th, so you’d definitely have a hard choice if you’re looking for a no-compromise 7-inch tablet nowadays. Which one would you prefer - the Nexus 7 or the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 with the keyboard and USB connector bundle?
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samsung vs google but samsung makes nexus for google... lol
posted on Aug 09, 2012, 4:42 AM 4
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I Just Might Be Tempted To Get This Since Nexus 7 Doesnt Come With MicroSD Slot. And I could Care Less If Its ICS or JB, They Both Seem Rather Fine To Me, Plus $50 To Get 2 Additional Accessories Seems Good To Me.
posted on Aug 09, 2012, 5:08 AM 4
Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 07, 2012
pass... google nexus 7 is way better skins free pure JB, HD display, quad processor and i rarely use a rear camera on a tablet since it makes you look ridiculous and f**k the extra expansion msd card slot i like built in storage better
posted on Aug 09, 2012, 5:36 AM 6
LOL ikr? taking a picture with a tablets rear camera would be like holding up a picture frame and pretending to take a picture of your best friend with it...not good lol
posted on Aug 09, 2012, 5:45 AM 2
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Yet on a regular basis I still see a**holes using their iPads as their primary camera of choice. Look at me... I have an iPad. Look at me.... it is so convenient to use a camera..... Meanwhile, their 3.5 inch iPhone sitting in their pocket takes 10x better photos and can be conveniently stored in their back pocket while not in use. iFans are so retarded.
posted on Aug 09, 2012, 8:32 AM 8
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So uh, worse screen, worse OS, worse processor, worse front facing camera and you take 50$ more?
posted on Aug 09, 2012, 6:14 AM 3
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And why did you dislike my comment? These are facts concerning Nexus 7 and Galaxy Tab 2, if you don't like it then complain to Asus/Samsung/Google
posted on Aug 09, 2012, 7:30 AM 5
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the screen I think is better, Samsung have been making screens all their lives and if you look at reviews, it have a better white than nexus 7, it also have several screen features which you can use, the OS is just a generation younger and its also fast enough, I mean seriously, who times their tablet's performance by the split seconds, I personally like some lag at the appropriate times, such as while I'm eating :D AND the front facing camera IS a turn off but uhmmm the the galaxy tab's rear facing camera is better than Nexus's front camera... and how good is the Nexus rear camera? oh wait, IT DOESNT HAVE ONE I really like this student's edition thing, I bet even people thats not a student is gonna like it too, I just hope it doesn't only come in white... Im personally not a fan of white gadgets... makes me look... less masculine... hehehe oh btw, the galaxy tab have an expandable memory so you're not stuck with an 8 or 16 gb, if you did your research, you might say that you can use cloud storage, but unfortunately, some people dont have wifi all around them and like to keep loads of music files like I do... and I wouldn't mind an extra $50(yes, you put the dollar sign BEFORE the number) for that.. and THAT is why I thumbed down your comment :3
posted on Aug 10, 2012, 2:27 AM 1
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worse screen, worse OS, worse processor, worse front facing camera BUT you gain a rear camera, MHL port, MSD card slot, IR blaster, keyboard dock, and USB connector. I think that's all the difference between them. Hope that helps
posted on Aug 11, 2012, 8:55 AM 0
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So... You're paying an extra $50 for no pure Jelly Bean, longer waiting periods for updates, no Tegra 3, lower resolution display, memory expansion, and a keyboard? Memory expansion is important for some, but with those cons... Meh.
posted on Aug 09, 2012, 7:15 AM 3
To be honest with ya man, Alot people really dont care that much for top-notch specs like we do.......thats just real, as long as it works good enough for them they will be satisfied and with all the accessories that comes with it....It would be a good sale for alot of people! Heres the flip side though, you could probably buy a keyboard that will work with your nexus on ebay for around $50 extra bucks LOL.......might be more since the nexus 7 is newer and like you said has better specs...so its your choice ya know.. buy the galaxy tab with every thing already in the box and settle for lesser specs but still a good product......Or buy the better product and do some shopping around to complete the deal.......... :)
posted on Aug 09, 2012, 6:35 PM 2
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bear in mind that most of the students don't know about nexus 7, quad core processor, jelly bean etc, they only know that it's a tablet and i can play angry birds and watch porn with it, except if there's a tech-savvy student
posted on Aug 09, 2012, 7:27 AM 1
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pls give us more credit. not every single student is a moron like u said. maybe in ur country, wherever you're from, every student is like that. but not in mine
posted on Aug 09, 2012, 8:47 AM 2
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Please read the article on Mobiletech review about the horrendous google customer support for the Nexus 7. http://www.mobiletechreview.co
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posted on Aug 09, 2012, 3:55 PM 1
Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012
Although I would have loved something like this at launch (just for the keyboard), the touch screen response stutters half the time, and mine wasn't a faulty unit. There are multiple reports across the net regarding such issue. Try a painting/drawing app and attempt to do a straight line, with a finger or with a stylus - it's sucky. :( I took mine back to BB a week later and got the TFT300 instead. Of course, if you are on a budget, can live with the stutters, and mainly use it for web surfing and playing some games, then you're set.
posted on Aug 09, 2012, 11:10 PM 0
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