Samsung has lined up a treat for tablet enthusiasts in Canada. The company has just made its Galaxy Tab 2 available to Canadians in both its 7 inch and 10 inch genre, with prices starting at a modest $249 CAD for the 7 inch, which is the same as the US. The price for the 10.1 inch version of the tablet is $349 CAD, though here the price is $50 less than the corresponding price in the US.
The Galaxy Tab 2 is essentially the same tablet that Samsung had launched in 2010, but with a few tweaks here and there along with Android 4.0 ICS pre-installed. The tablet is a very capable device and the price is very fitting. It’s comparable to the the Amazon Kindle or Nook Tablet, though with the added advantage of it featuring a SD Card slot, front and rear cameras, and of course more processing power.
However, the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 might still find itself in choppy waters now that the Google Nexus 7 is in the fray. The Google tablet offers a better display, a more advanced OS, and a superior processor at $50 less. Needless to say, the Nexus 7 device will be more in demand, unless features like a SD Card slot or a dual camera set up is an absolute necessity.
Still, the 10.1 inch Galaxy Tab 2, at $349, is fairly affordable and makes for a good value-for-money proposition.