If you're in the market for a respectable Android tablet with decent overall specifications, a crazy thin body, modern software pre-installed, and a reasonable price point, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
is undoubtedly your top choice.
While not as powerful as last year's Snapdragon 835-packing Galaxy Tab S4
, with a lower-end Snapdragon 670 processor under its hood, Samsung's latest 10.5-inch slate costs $399.99 in a 64GB Wi-Fi only configuration. Compared to the significantly pricier Tab S4, the Galaxy Tab S5e
lacks support for the company's popular productivity-enhancing S Pen. But if you want to expand the capabilities of the newer tablet, a sleek Book Cover Keyboard is available as an optional purchase.
Normally priced at $129.99, the official keyboard accessory is on sale right now for a limited time at a 50 percent discount when bought alongside the Tab S5e directly from Samsung. You have until June 15 to do so on the manufacturer's official website, with the tablet-and-keyboard combo available for a grand total of $464.99 and up after a $64.99 bundle discount is automatically applied to your cart.
Obviously, you can also save the 65 bucks by purchasing the Galaxy Tab S5e Book Cover Keyboard together with a 128GB variant of the stylish Android 9.0 tablet. In that case, you're looking at coughing up $544.99 for the two items instead of $609.98. This is clearly not an earth-shattering deal, but considering the tender age and mainstream appeal of the already relatively affordable Tab S5e, it will have to do for the time being.
In case you're wondering, the marked-down keyboard is pretty straightforward, sporting a "sophisticated texture design" and POGO pin connectors for a simple, quick, and intuitive setup. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
measures an incredibly slim 5.5 mm, tipping the scales at only 400 grams, and yet somehow packing a respectable 7,040 mAh battery. At first glance, this is a dreamy all-purpose device for everyday needs, but in real-world usage, you might want to be wary of an egregious manufacturing defect
discovered shortly after the tablet's commercial release.