Samsung is going to be releasing the special Student Edition Bundle of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 in a few different stores. For $250 you’ll be able to purchase a Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich powered 7 inch Galaxy Tab 2, a keyboard dock, and a USB adapter from either Best Buy, Tiger Direct, Fry’s Electronics, Amazon or even Costco. The keyboard dock and USB adapter will essentially bring a lot more functionality to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Samsung is also including an insert of recommended education applications available on the Google Play Store. This offer is limited though, it will only be available until September 1st. Now, you might be asking yourself, “why in the world is Samsung releasing this bundle? There does not seem to be a whole of a difference between the student version and the regular version.” Just read this following statement from the Press Release, it should answer your questions:
“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.”
In the long run, you’re going to save around a hundred dollars instead of just buying the individual pieces, so it’s totally worth a look if your looking for a new tablet with a keyboard. There is always other options too though, the Nexus 7 is one of those options. The only thing is is that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 offers a SD card slot while the Nexus 7 does not. It also offers an IR blaster and a rear camera too. Here’s a couple of things that you can expect in the Student edition of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0:
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.
Looks pretty cool huh? I like the idea of saving about $100 on a tablet with its accessories. The only thing is, I’m personally not to keen on the 7 inch tablets unless it’s an e-Reader. At that point, I can settle for a 7 incher. My opinion aside, will you be getting the student edition of the Galaxy Tab 2 before the bundle ends on September 1st? If you do end up getting it, let us know how it all works out for you in the comments below! There’s ton of people that would love to hear your thoughts on the deal!