Taking the Tablets...
Thursday, 26 July 2012
We’re already been seeing plenty of tablet computers coming through our warehouse after the July launch of Google’s Nexus 7. Competition in this fast-moving market is about to get hotter still with the official UK launch of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 on 4th August – (although it’s already available from some online retailers).
As the names suggest, the Nexus has a 7-inch screen while the Galaxy’s is 10-inch. So the Nexus is smaller, and so is its price – £159 for the 8GB, or £199 for the 16GB version. Both come with a £15 credit to spend on Google Play. Expect to pay around £299 for the Galaxy, which is 16GB and wifi only (sadly, no 3G).
If your budget extends just a little further, check out the online-only offer from UK retailer Currys – a £25 voucher when you spend more than £300 on any tablet. That, of course, makes Apple’s mighty iPad just a little more affordable, particularly if you opt for the still-available iPad 2 instead of the third-generation tablet. But you’ll need to be quick – the offer ends on 2nd August.