Samsung Galaxy Tab 32GB WiFi Tablet - £249 @ Asda (Instore)
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 32GB WiFi Tablet - £249 @ Asda (Instore)

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Found 19th Sep 2011
Asda Chatham (Near Rochester Airport) has the Samsung Galaxy Tabs at £249 this morning. The model on the shelf is 32GB WiFi (No 3G). See the photo for confirmation.

Far and away the cheapest I've seen this model on sale for and I'd snap one up myself if I had the bank balance.

There were 6 or 7 boxes on the shelf (Display boxes, of course).

I don't really understand QuidCo but I see that they offer 4% cash-back on Electricals from Asda, perhaps someone could correct me if this doesn't apply.

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This is for the previous generation 7.0inch version, not current generation 10.1", 8.9" or 7.7".

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Hot!
I think this must be the old model
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but it's no £115 touchpad is it
Bullfrog

I don't really understand QuidCo but I see that they offer 4% cash-back … I don't really understand QuidCo but I see that they offer 4% cash-back on Electricals from Asda, perhaps someone could correct me if this doesn't apply.



Quico doesn't offer instore cashback for Asda. This is if you buy online
punkstoner1

is this the 10.1" ?


No its the 7inch.
I have 3g version of this, best tablet to use on the way, I have both samsung and HP Touchpad and gave HP Touchpad away to my wife as I prefer Samsung Tab, more portable, booting is instant (HP Touchpad is very slow). I generally think that 9.7'' and 10.1'' tablet are simply to large to using instead of laptop.
thegroutch

but it's no £115 touchpad is it


I know, how hot would this have been about 4 weeks ago.
be warned that the wifi-only version of the 7" tab has inferior hardware compared with the 3G version.

gottabemobile.com/201…3g/

I personally would therefore hold off for when the 3G models are being dumped cheaply when the new model comes out imminently. Or, wait til this old 7" is much cheaper.

So, sorry, but I am voting cold on this.
It might be the cheapest around at the moment but 249 is still too much for Wifi only, especially when CPW was selling the 3g version for 249 a while back.

So as Speculatrix says hold off as 3g one should be around this price .. if you don't need 3g then this is OK but I feel price should be nearer 200.
speculatrix

be warned that the wifi-only version of the 7" tab has inferior hardware … be warned that the wifi-only version of the 7" tab has inferior hardware compared with the 3G version.http://www.gottabemobile.com/2011/05/03/wi-fi-only-samsung-galaxy-tab-gives-up-more-than-just-3g/I personally would therefore hold off for when the 3G models are being dumped cheaply when the new model comes out imminently. Or, wait til this old 7" is much cheaper.So, sorry, but I am voting cold on this.


But at least you gave a good reason you are voting cold and informed others (myself included) of the differences so thanks.
I still think its a good deal if you want something that boots quick to access the magic world of the internet to browse,email etc.
Edited by: "incomplete" 19th Sep 2011
incomplete

...you gave a good reason you are voting cold and informed others (myself … ...you gave a good reason you are voting cold and informed others (myself included) of the differences so thanks...


Wholeheartedly agree.
Have voted hot, personally, as I think it's a great price for a good tablet, but I appreciate hearing different opinions and reasons for cold votes!
incomplete

if you want something that boots quick to access the magic world of the … if you want something that boots quick to access the magic world of the internet to browse,email etc.


etc = porn
I was going to jump on this because I thought it was the 10.1. But it's only the tab.
Infinite Element

etc = porn



Not denying it! (_;)
£120 for the 16GB last month in my store
My 32gb 3G version from CPW was actually 16GB version with "free" 16GB micro sd card. Not sure if this is really a 16GB version as well.
I paid £249 for mine from CPW and it was the 3G version so not voting either way.
Save your money and wait for the new 7.7" Samsung tablet. I've used this model and it's great but the OS was designed for a mobile phone.
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speculatrix

be warned that the wifi-only version of the 7" tab has inferior hardware … be warned that the wifi-only version of the 7" tab has inferior hardware compared with the 3G version.http://www.gottabemobile.com/2011/05/03/wi-fi-only-samsung-galaxy-tab-gives-up-more-than-just-3g/I personally would therefore hold off for when the 3G models are being dumped cheaply when the new model comes out imminently. Or, wait til this old 7" is much cheaper.So, sorry, but I am voting cold on this.



Good to know about the spec difference, thank you, but to be fair I'm not sure that I'd notice the performance difference between the two models as I would only be using this, or any other tablet, to couch surf at home - had I actually bitten the bullet and bought one, of course.

I surely can't be the only person to have no interest in a 3G equipped tablet? I'm surrounded by PCs at work all day, I have a Galaxy S2 for Internet access on the move, I have a 3G equipped laptop for business trips - so all I want for home is a cheap, responsive, tablet for consuming web content (while my wife churns out content on her laptop).

It's always possible that the price of these units will drop further but bear in mind that there is a minimum profitable price below which a manufacturer or retailer will not drop if they expect to stay in business. This tablet costs Samsung £136 ($214.57) per unit to manufacture and that figure does not include shipping, overheads, salaries, or profit: Galaxy Tab Manufacturing Costs

Don't forget that HP lost money on each and every Touchpad sold in the firesale, and that they have no intention of remaining in this market - We just won't see those sorts of prices from Samsung et al, no matter how long we wait.

I'd be interested to hear if any HUKD'ers manages to get one of these before they fly off the shelves.

I have the 10.1, it is absolutely brilliant and I'm still learning new uses every day. Heat added
These are great if you could get the 3G sim. With a gift gaff sim it just melds into your life.

I was using our store demo for weeks to test it. I even but Cfw on it.
Good to know about the spec difference, thank you, but to be fair I'm not sure that I'd notice the performance difference between the two models as I would only be using this, or any other tablet, to couch surf at home - had I actually bitten the bullet and bought one, of course.

I surely can't be the only person to have no interest in a 3G equipped tablet? I'm surrounded by PCs at work all day, I have a Galaxy S2 for Internet access on the move, I have a 3G equipped laptop for business trips - so all I want for home is a cheap, responsive, tablet for consuming web content (while my wife churns out content on her laptop).

It's always possible that the price of these units will drop further but bear in mind that there is a minimum profitable price below which a manufacturer or retailer will not drop if they expect to stay in business. This tablet costs Samsung £136 ($214.57) per unit to manufacture and that figure does not include shipping, overheads, salaries, or profit: Galaxy Tab Manufacturing Costs

Don't forget that HP lost money on each and every Touchpad sold in the firesale, and that they have no intention of remaining in this market - We just won't see those sorts of prices from Samsung et al, no matter how long we wait.

I'd be interested to hear if any HUKD'ers manages to get one of these before they fly off the shelves.[/quote]

You make a fair point re-connectivity but if others have been able to get the 3g version for about the same price (from cpw) then I would certainly think twice about getting the wifi only version, more so if it has inferior spec. Also, you have to consider the "touchpad effect" ie what you expect at this price range has to compete more favourably against the touchpad even though that was a one-off firesale.

By all accounts, this deal is being voted hot as it is a good deal but expectations have been raised considerably by the touchpad deal and all other tablet deals will (fairly or not) be compared against it.
Thought it was the 10" version and was going to vote hot. Not so special for the 7" IMO, I'm surprised its reached nearly 400 degrees....
Has anyone noticed Asda's labelling?

> £249 per each

I wouldn't buy this on the basis of Asda's poor grammar.
Note: this reply has been shortened in order to reduce potential grammatical mistakes.
I too bought the 3G version from CPW for 207 ex. VAT and I have to say its the best tablet I've used so far, although I do miss the fact it doesn't have honeycomb and the extra couple of inches of screen compared to the newer tegra 2 equipped tabs, it more than makes up for it with its ability to play pretty much and video file I throw at it, including High Profile 720p MKV!
FoyleFlyer

I have the 10.1, it is absolutely brilliant and I'm still learning new … I have the 10.1, it is absolutely brilliant and I'm still learning new uses every day. Heat added


But this is the 7" version :-)
I have the 4" version and that's great.....

To be fair, if you want one it's a fair price...but these are going for similar prices when stocks have been sold elsewhere....

Hot/Cold for me...
Christmas is soon approaching, so does anybody know if we are going to be flooded with tablets from all different manufactures?
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teerex

You make a fair point re-connectivity but if others have been able to get … You make a fair point re-connectivity but if others have been able to get the 3g version for about the same price (from cpw) then I would certainly think twice about getting the wifi only version, more so if it has inferior spec. Also, you have to consider the "touchpad effect" ie what you expect at this price range has to compete more favourably against the touchpad even though that was a one-off firesale.



Yes, I agree with you. I'd opt for more kit for the same money, every time. The "Touchpad Effect" has been really interesting to watch. I notice that all of the major tablet manufacturers have slashed their prices over the last fortnight. Speaking as a consumer, I think that's brilliant and I'm more than happy to watch their profit margins tumble :-)
speculatrix

be warned that the wifi-only version of the 7" tab has inferior hardware … be warned that the wifi-only version of the 7" tab has inferior hardware compared with the 3G version.http://www.gottabemobile.com/2011/05/03/wi-fi-only-samsung-galaxy-tab-gives-up-more-than-just-3g/I personally would therefore hold off for when the 3G models are being dumped cheaply when the new model comes out imminently. Or, wait til this old 7" is much cheaper.So, sorry, but I am voting cold on this.




Voting cold based on your personal preferance? Not fair. Vote for what the price is compared to other places.
Tbh im not inteterested in 3g tablets either. I have an iphone 4. I also have wifi t'internet at home. Got a £106 Asda gift card as well. I'm in if its nationwide!!
BargainHunter108

Vote for what the price is compared to other places.


If I sell my toenail clippings for £30 in a number of places, and then put some up for sale somewhere for £20 will you buy them and tell people it's a good deal?
There's a lot of factors go into deciding whether a deal is hot - whether the price is good when compared to other places is one (and a big one) but it's not the only consideration. Whether a product is good in comparison to it's peers is another...
Late

If I sell my toenail clippings for £30 in a number of places, and then … If I sell my toenail clippings for £30 in a number of places, and then put some up for sale somewhere for £20 will you buy them and tell people it's a good deal?There's a lot of factors go into deciding whether a deal is hot - whether the price is good when compared to other places is one (and a big one) but it's not the only consideration. Whether a product is good in comparison to it's peers is another...



If your toe nails are made of Solid Gold and people do buy it in the market and they are cheaper than anyplace else, then yes.X)
Jokes apart, Got your point though.
Bullfrog

This tablet costs Samsung £136 ($214.57) per unit to manufacture and that … This tablet costs Samsung £136 ($214.57) per unit to manufacture and that figure does not include shipping, overheads, salaries, or profit: Galaxy Tab Manufacturing Costs



The BOM (bill of materials) is nothing like the cost of the actual item produced.

Usually the real cost is R&D plus all the setup costs (all that is before a single device is built).

I remember somewhere that unless it's a very long production run the BOM (and associated transport costs et al) is only about a third or quarter of the cost of an early device.

Android devices will have constantly dropping setup costs as mfgrs learn from their mistakes, but at the minute do not expect dirt cheap high quality devices for another few years, netbooks are only starting to get what I would call cheap.

It will be a long time before the BOM is vaguely similar to the end user cost
All jokes aside, how would these compare to Blackberry Playbook?
Think it won't be long before decent wi-fi only tablets are coming in well under £200 - so its wait to see from me !! - Need to find a few reviews on the higher spec AndyPads just out.
3g only one for anybody ebay.co.uk/sch…313
Edited by: "Sliwka" 19th Sep 2011
gmdlogan

All jokes aside, how would these compare to Blackberry Playbook?



If you just want a tablet to surf and read books on and are considering a Playbook then hold off for a bit. They are now $249 to RIM staff and there are rumours the price will be dropping to the general public very soon. Maybe £249???
Whats the legal position on these?
Late

If I sell my toenail clippings for £30 in a number of places, and then … If I sell my toenail clippings for £30 in a number of places, and then put some up for sale somewhere for £20 will you buy them and tell people it's a good deal?



I might. Depends what size bag and the varieties you do. Make an interesting change from pork scratchings. Chillie and congealed sweaty feet flavour... yum yum
martyboy70

Whats the legal position on these?



There isn't one.
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