The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition has turned out to be a limited period offer and will only be available for 2 weeks starting from 19th August. So those who have been very excited about the Student Edition will also have to act fast. The special Student Edition version has a very appealing price tag of $250 with a few accessories thrown in at no extra cost. The accessories include a dockable keyboard and a USB adapter that will allow the tablet to be connected to other USB devices.
The tablet in itself is pretty decent and can be considered among the better Android ICS tablets in the 7 inch category. In fact, many had thought the Student Edition version of the 7 inch tablet was Samsung’s answer to the Nexus 7 craze. That is, until Samsung came up with a more convincing 7 inch device to take on the likes of the Nexus 7. With a few more devices, such as the Kindle Fire 2 or the Acer Iconia Tab A110 slated for a release later in the year, Samsung is also expected have a competitor in this segment.
The hallmarks of the new breed of 7 inch tablets include a new generation of more powerful processors, the latest operating system, and higher resolution displays while keeping the price at around the $200 to $250 mark. Nexus 7 is ruling the segment right now, though the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition can pose some stiff competition to it as the Samsung offering includes front and back cameras and a microSD card slot, both of which are missing in the Nexus 7. Then there are the keyboard and USB adapter that have suddenly made the Student Edition a very sought after device. This in spite of it featuring a less capable CPU and lower resolution display.
So those who have been yearning for the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition, it is officially out now, but only until September 1st.