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Best Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 deal yet lets you save $270 on a keyboard bundle

Best Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 deal yet lets you save $270 on a keyboard bundle
If you're in the market for a reasonably powerful Android tablet with a great screen, you might be wondering if last year's Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is still worth buying now that the Galaxy Tab S5e is out. The answer, of course, depends on a number of factors, but by far the most essential aspect is how cheap you can get the faster, more productive 10.5-incher.

At a list price of $650 and up, the Tab S4 is obviously not the best alternative for the $400 Tab S5e. Fortunately, several major retailers have realized big discounts are needed, with Costco today technically beating Best Buy's recent deal for "students." That's as long as you don't mind paying for a keyboard cover as well. $530 will buy you both the slate and its productivity-enhancing accessory, which represents a cool saving of around 270 bucks compared to the combined regular price of the two items.

That still makes this combo significantly costlier than an entry-level Galaxy Tab S5e configuration, but for your extra 130 bucks, you get both the aforementioned keyboard and a crazy popular S Pen. Also, a superior Snapdragon 835 processor (compared to the 670 powering the Tab S5e), a slightly larger battery, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. What you don't get is the side-mounted fingerprint scanner of the newer slate, which is also much thinner than its already elegant and lightweight precursor.

It pretty much goes without saying that a $530 Galaxy Tab S4 with both a keyboard and a stylus included easily undercuts the likes of Apple's 2019 iPad Air when paired with similar accessories. The A12 Bionic-powered 10.5-incher starts at $500 by itself, with an Apple Pencil fetching $99, and a Smart Keyboard available for an additional $159.

If there's something not to like about this killer Costco deal, it's that you obviously have to be a member to claim it. Also, the special offer is set to run through April 25 only, so you naturally don't have a lot of time to waste.

Check out the deal here


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