Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition bundle challenges the Nexus 7 in value for the money, coming soon to Best Buy

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition bundle challenges the Nexus 7 in value for the money, coming soon to Best Buy
All the buzz in tablets recently is for the Google Nexus 7, a brilliant and very cheap 7-inch tablet, but there is another product that matches it and outdoes it in many areas and yet doesn’t get all that publicity - the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. It is a 7-inch tablet that sells for the slightly more pricey $249 for its 8GB version, but those extra $50 buy you expandable memory and a rear camera.

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?

source: Engadget

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  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
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1. techsavvy.jaz

Posts: 163; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

Now JellyBean on top of that, and we have got a winner!

2. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

samsung vs google but samsung makes nexus for google... lol

6. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Not anymore

35. levvy

Posts: 33; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Samsung has always been on its own way and an good ally of Google and vice versa.

3. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

So I can turn my tablet into a mini laptop?

4. wendygarett unregistered

Lolol... if that student a tech geek... I think he will prefer nexus 7 because of jelly bean...

5. timeformiles

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

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.

7. kamil

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

8. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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

19. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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.

9. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

So uh, worse screen, worse OS, worse processor, worse front facing camera and you take 50$ more?

14. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

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

17. Nokia-Arte

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 09, 2012


27. j3anthony03

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

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

30. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

31. BadAssAbe

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

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

10. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

plus a camera? the nexus 7 may have jelly bean and a tegra 3 but for those wanting a ton of features for low cost this is a win.

11. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

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.

24. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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 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.......... :)

12. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

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

20. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

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

21. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

i didn't say "Every Single Student", I said most of them,

22. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Don't be so harsh, he's kinda right. Though it's not just limited to students, but most of the general consumers... There are a fair portion that actually look into devices though before buying

13. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

I have a samsung Tab 2 is good.... and either i didnt have a choice because nexus 7 is not available over here..but the G-Tab works just fine for me..

15. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

thats a good deal. im in the market for a laptop so this would be a good idea. I still ike the Nexus 7, but this deal is a good alternative

16. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Flop coz it doesn't have that nasty Quad Core Tegra 3 processor.

18. AppleWho

Posts: 57; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

I thought about getting this, but I am glad I bought my Nexus 7 at Walmart on Tuesday....good deal, though

23. cgyspy

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 25, 2012

Please read the article on Mobiletech review about the horrendous google customer support for the Nexus 7.

25. Pancholo

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.

28. j3anthony03

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

well I can't even draw a straight line with a $20 pen on some nice paper..

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