You know what the best thing is about Samsung's recent US release of not one, but two new reasonably priced Android tablets
? You guessed it, the fact the company is now pretty much obligated to substantially mark down one of its not-so-reasonably-priced old slates. Last year's high-end Galaxy Tab S4
can be purchased at the time of this writing from its manufacturer's official US e-store at a decent $150 discount, but if you hurry, Best Buy will help add another Benjamin to your savings.
Technically, the Snapdragon 835-powered Tab S4
is up for grabs starting at a new all-time low price of $399.99 for My Best Buy members with a student account only, but it's actually incredibly easy to get one of those. You just need to ask and claim
you're a student, with absolutely no verification required before you can start saving the big bucks on fancy gadgets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
(although you didn't hear it from us if anyone asks).
Once you sign up (no .edu email address needed), you simply have to visit the powerful tablet's official product page on Best Buy's website and check the little box that says "apply offer" below the standard pricing breakdown. After adding the item to your cart, you'll notice an extra $100 discount applied to the already reduced $499.99 price (from $649.99).
That's with 64 gigs of internal storage space only, while a 256GB variant can be purchased at $499.99 (down from a $749.99 MSRP) by following the exact same steps right now. In case you're wondering, the Galaxy Tab S4 is not quite a worthy rival for the likes of Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro (2018)
or the 10.5-inch iPad Air (2019)
in terms of raw speed. But the discounts should definitely help close the gap.
Best Buy is also essentially bringing the Tab S4 on par with the new Tab S5e
at $399.99 and up. While the latter is certainly no pushover, with an insanely slender body, side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and the same premium quad-speaker audio setup as its "cousin", it also comes with a humbler Snapdragon 670 chipset and no S Pen (the Tab S4 includes the popular stylus as standard). Bottom line, if you're a fan of Android tablets, you should absolutely pull the trigger here before it's too late.