went to orange high street store looked for galaxy tab. was told student got 10% off, which means 50 pounds off. 450 pounds should be the cheapest you can get for this mini tablet.
please don't compare with those cheap android pads, this pad uses super TFT, a lot better CPU, ram, has the function of GPS and mobile phone. you can even use it to make a phone call, as long as you put on a bluetooth headset.
I can see that still...no one appreciates the lowest price I found on this item. Why do you have to compare it with IPAD! Why don't you compare it with Alienware M17X! Or Thinkpad W710!
Ipad is nothing but crap! IOS is the stupidest system! android is much much better!
on ipad, you cannot change much of the system, you always waiting for jailbreak or you just live with it; on this pad, flash any homebrew rom anytime you want.
On ipad, there's no GPS chip, on this pad, you get GPS and free google maps navigation.
On ipad, you can not make phone call, on this pad, you can make phone call.
On ipad, no camera. on this pad, yes! there's a 3MEGA camera!
On ipad, bluetooth 2.1. On this pad, bluetooth 3.0!
On ipad, you watch nothing but H.264, on this pad, install a ROCKPLAYER and you are free to watch AVI,MPG,RMVB,WMV,MKV...almost all format.
On Ipad, you always have to use stupid ITUNES to manage your music, on this pad, you don't have to use any,wanna watch a movie, enjoy some music? just copy them into the pad. it can also upgrade to 32GB memory, which Ipad cannot!
So you tell me why this pad should be cheaper than Ipad!just because it's smaller? why don't you tell apple to lower the price of their MBA 11.6 INCH, because they are not much bigger than a netbook and not much more powerful than a CULV LAPTOP!