Expansys now selling Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet

The Apple iPad has long dominated the tablet PC market with a number of rival offerings being released that fell by the wayside, and previously the devices closet competitor was the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 that is now being sold at a discount by Expansys.

The device has been the centre of the ongoing legal battle between Apple and Samsung and some patent infringements that Samsung are accused of, but today according to ITProPortal online retailer Expansys are offering customers the original Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for only £260, which is a discount of around £130. The device was priced at almost £400 just a few months ago.

For your money you get a tablet PC that is powered by a 1GHz dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor with 1GB of RAM. The 10.1-inch LCD screen has a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and there is also 16GB of in built storage. You are also provided with a three megapixel camera with LED flash and HD video capture on the back, while round the front there is a two megapixel unit.

Other features include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and it comes running the Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system, which will be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich at some point. The device is also light at under 600g and measures less than 9mm in thickness. It is soon to be replaced by the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 so the company will be looking to shift stocks of the old model, but the new version only has the inclusion of a microSD card slot and the repositioning of the speakers compared to the original device.

After Apple slashed the price of the iPad 2 to £329 rival manufacturers did the same with their products such as Motorola, while RIM had already cut the price of the BlackBerry PlayBook to only £169 last year. Microsoft will be launching Windows 8 and Windows RT later this year, which will likely see a number of new products increasing tablet PC competition even further.

Does the £260 price tempt you to get the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1?


3 thoughts on “Expansys now selling Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet”

  1. Reply
    Mike Bongiovanni says:

    DO NOT BUY THE GALAXY 10.1 (tablet) CUSTOMERS ARE tired of waiting – getting no information, no response (worth anything)! MOST WERE persuaded to buy the device under false pretense, and should have known better. As it stands, the ICS update is already ready for WIFI and again, for the record – THERE IS NO REASON FOR THE HOLD UP ON GALAXY TAB 10.1 (wifi only) DEVICES! COMPLETE NOTE FOR SAMASUNG DISREGARD OF CUSTOMERS – any customers who are not Tab2 owners are being ignored! Google has since moved on to JellyBean and it will BE OUT before the morons get their act together. How is it possible that they’ve managed to piss off over 250,000 customers! DO NOT BUY IT! – It’s outdated and they don’t care!

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      Mjtile says:

      I feel exactly the same way, i am going to ditch all my android devices and go iphone and ipad. Samsung/Google whoever can go to hell with their noncommunication and incredibly long delays to upgrade!!!!!!

  2. Reply
    chuck says:

    It does seem odd that the wifi galaxy tablet hasn’t had the upgrade.  I do like the tablet though and wonder why one would upgrade to the galaxy tab 2 just for ics.

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