After leaking early and then being sold ahead of schedule at Best Buy, Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition Bundle -- yes, that's really its full moniker -- now has a confirmed street date. Starting tomorrow, $250 the bundle (which includes a 8GB version of the tablet finished in glossy white, a keyboard dock and USB peripheral connector) will be available for purchase until September 1st at Best Buy, Tiger Direct, Fry's Electronics, Amazon, and Costco. Specs-wise this Android 4.0 slate skinned with TouchWiz isn't exactly up to par with the venerable $200 Nexus 7, but it's still a potential step up from B&N's recently discounted Nook Tablets. Beyond that, it also stands out by packing an IR-blaster, microSD card slot and two cameras -- and lest we forget to mention that this particular GTab itself is normally $250. Hit up the press release after the break if your interests are piqued enough to consider hitting the halls with this bundle.
Samsung Brings the GALAXY Tab 2 Back to School with Student Edition Bundle adding Keyboard Dock and USB Adapter at no extra cost
For Two Weeks Only Beginning 8/19, Bundle delivering $100 in added value to be available at participating retailers
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., Aug. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Samsung Electronics America Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, today announces that its GALAXY Tab 2 7.0 device will be available in a special Student Edition, beginning 8/19 and for two weeks only. The Special Edition includes a GALAXY Tab 2 7.0 in a unique white color, a keyboard dock and USB adapter in the box – a retail value of $350 - for an SRP of just $249.99.
Students will realize substantial benefits from the bundle, which will add a physical keyboard to the device as well as a USB adapter that supports plugging in USB thumb drives as well as peripherals such USB mice. With these accessories and the preloaded Polaris Office, the GALAXY Tab 2 is perfect for typing research reports or even creating presentations. In addition, the multimedia features on the GALAXY Tab 2 are perfect for enjoying movies and music.
"The education market is a significant priority for Samsung, and we are very pleased to deliver a bundle that is sure to be appealing to just about any student at a very competitive price point," explained Travis Merrill, Director of Marketing, GALAXY Tab, Samsung Electronics America. "A busy student can achieve a PC-like setup in the dorm room, yet still pop the GALAXY Tab 2 out of the dock and slip it into a pocket for usage while on the go. It truly is the smarter way to learn."
The special packaging for the new bundle also includes an insert with a series of recommended cool educational apps from Google Play.
GALAXY Tab 2 – Powerful, Smart, Easy to Use
The GALAXY Tab 2 7.0 is a powerful dual-core tablet running Android 4.0. The devices features an integrated IR blaster for universal remote capabilities, as well as an easily accessible memory card slot for convenient loading of multimedia files in a range of supported file formats.
The tablet also offers endless content access in a sleek design that can maximize the home entertainment experience. The Smart Remote App and built-in IR Blaster turns the Tab 2 into a universal smart remote, helping users easily find their favorite shows. Users can choose from over 450,000 apps, surf millions of web pages with Adobe Flash™ support, and access favorite movies and TV shows from Google Play or Media Hub.
In addition, the GALAXY Tab 2 is fully Google certified for complete access to Google Play and is competitively priced at $249.99, so students don't need to compromise when selecting a tablet.
The bundle will be available while supplies last, from 8/19 through 9/1. Participating retailers include Best Buy, Amazon, Tiger Direct, Costco and Fry's.
Screen & Resolution
7.0" TFT (PLS) Display
WSVGA (1024x600) Resolution
Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich
Size & Weight
0.41" x 4.8" x 7.6"
Weight, Including Battery: 0.76 lbs
microSD™ Slot: Up to 32GB
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
USB 2.0 Host
3.5mm Ear Jack
30 Pin IF Connector
Video Playback at 1080p @ 30fps
More information can be found at www.samsung.com