Samsung Wi-Fi Only Galaxy Tab Now Shipping for $350

Samsung Wi-Fi Only Galaxy Tab Now Shipping for $350

Around this time last year, all we could do was talk about all the upcoming tablets that manufacturers kept teasing us about with press releases and leaked photos. What a difference a year makes. It's still slim pickings out there, but unlike last year, there's more than just Apple's iPad to choose from. If you're looking for something smaller than a full sized tablet, yet larger than a smartphone, Samsung's 7-inch Wi-Fi only Galaxy Tab is now available for $350.

If you head over to Samsung's website, you'll find a handful of e-tailers carrying the device, three of which list the item in stock. These include Tiger Direct, Circuit City, and CompUSA, all of which are owned and operated by Systemax. Amazon also carries the 7-inch Galaxy Tab, but it's only available as a pre-order with no estimated ship date.


Samsung's 7-inch Galaxy Tab boasts a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, multi-touch screen with a 1024x600 pixel resolution, integrated GPS, 1.3MP front-facing camera, 3MP rear-facing camera, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, microSD card slot, 16GB of internal storage, and Android 2.2.
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Nice price.

Dave, how does this thing stack up?

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I reviewed this tab a while back - you can check it out here:

http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Samsung-Galaxy-Tab-Review/

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While this may be decent for a slate in general, it is not the current one you might think you were getting. This si the old if not the oldest model Samsung tab. The one thing I learned about Tiger Direct in general a could years back is a very large amount of there item's are close out's and refurbs. While the do have some newer items as well almost anything you are getting a good deal on from tiger is usually one of these two types of items. So I would guess this is the tab you heard all the people complaining about quite loudly last fall when they went on sale, and people grabbed them only to realize they were about to be discontinued. They thought they were getting a deal when it was more of a close out sale because the retailers new they were gonna get stuck with them. This is the left overs of those most likely.

While they may fill light duty duties somewhat well I would not touch them. The reason is the 8.9 and 10.1 are close to being released (probably no later than mid summer at the latest I would think (I am betting by next month personally). The new ones are much nicer from processor to display to camera and memory, and the cameras as well.

I am not saying it is not a decent deal for a light load item, I am saying after the new ones are released these will be worth a dime on the dollar. Which is why there both throwing the listings everywhere, and why there doing it for fireside sale prices. Because they know they will be worth probably 99$ at best in a month or so is what I would bet.

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I like that more tabs are becoming available that are free from carrier contracts. Both contract and contract-free options have their purpose. For me, Wi-Fi is adequate and I'd rather not have another monthly fee to pay.

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