The Galaxy Tab S5e
is a pretty great Android-based alternative to Apple's latest iPad Air
... if you can remember to hold it "right"
, typically starting at a very reasonable price of $400 with an incredibly thin profile and a more than respectable spec sheet.
Of course, the 10.5-incher is no powerhouse, packing an upper mid-range Snapdragon 670 processor, and with a high-end Tab S5 model seemingly around the corner
, it sure can use all the discounts it can get to make some headlines and boost its sales numbers. For the first time since the slate was commercially released in the US, we're actually talking about an outright discount today rather than a gift of some sort
or a productivity-enhancing companion at a reduced price
The Galaxy Tab S5e
is up for grabs right now both at Samsung and major third-party retailers like Best Buy at $429.99 in a configuration providing 128 gigs of internal storage space and 6 gigs of memory. That makes the beefier variant only 30 bucks costlier than the entry-level model, which merely features 4GB RAM and 64GB local digital hoarding room.
In addition to the $50 you'll shave off the tablet's $479.99 list price, you'll still get a free 4-month YouTube subscription as well when buying the Tab S5e directly from Samsung. Last but not least, the device manufacturer can also hook you up with some nice trade-in discounts, reaching as high as $300 for products like the iPhone 8 Plus
, Galaxy Note 9 and S9 Plus, and $250 for the Galaxy Tab S4, iPad Pro
11 and 12.9, as well as the Microsoft Surface Pro 6
Even if you don't have anything to trade in or you don't like those offers, you'll need to admit a $430 tablet with 6 gigs of RAM, a beautiful Super AMOLED display, reliable side-mounted fingerprint scanner, premium build quality, Android 9.0 Pie software, four AKG-tuned speakers, and a decent-sounding 7,040 mAh battery is a phenomenal bargain, at least on paper.
Check out the deal at Samsung and Best Buy