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Students have small budgets. We get that. Apparently, so does Samsung. So they took one of their most affordable tablets - the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0  - and threw it in a box with the Tab keyboard and USB adapter, but kept the price tag the same as the tablet itself: $250.

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Essentially, you're buying the tablet and getting the keyboard and USB adapter completely free, and that's a pretty solid deal. While the Tab 2 7.0 may not be as powerful as the competing Nexus 7, it's still nothing to scoff at in terms of hardware (and Eric actually liked it when he reviewed it):

  • 7-inch 1024x600 TFT display
  • 1GHz dual-core TI processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB built-in storage, microSD card slot
  • 3.2MP rear shooter, VGA front camera
  • Android 4.0 with Touchwiz UX

And the keyboard? I actually took it for a spin back in the day on the Tab 10.1 (after the Touchwiz update), and readily recommend it. Pair all that with the USB adapter, which turns the Tab's proprietary Samsung connector into a full-size USB port, and you have a pretty versatile workstation for getting things done quickly and easily.

The bundle is available now from most major retailers, but we've linked a couple down below if you prefer to order online.

Amazon, Best Buy

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Jon

    they need to make a keyboard for the Note 10.1! Boom!

  • http://twitter.com/yellowspyder Spyder Ryder

    Actually, when I bought mine, when it first came out, I'm sure it claimed to have a 5mp camera. Now the specs all say it's a 3.0 mp (Not a 3.2 mp as posted here). It's pretty chintzy, but it's much better than the old 3.0 mp cameras, so I thought it really was a 5.0 mp.

  • Simon Belmont

    They recently released a CM10 ROM for the non-student edition that I would think would work on this. Nice timing.

    I doubt Samsung will update it, officially, to Jelly Bean quickly though. For $250.00 it's a nice deal with the keyboard, and it's expandable via microSD card. I also appreciate the tablet UI over the phablet UI. Just a matter of opinion.

  • ElfirBFG

    Hopefully BestBuy picks this up in Canada, still only shows the GT2 by itself for 249.99.

  • Wayne Randall

    tempting. unless there is some hidden gem in the Galaxy that i don't know about, i think i'd still go with a nakid N7.

  • Dmitry.Linux.Guy

    For Canada order from http://www.frys.com

  • cynicalengine

    Welcome Nexus 7. Goodbye Galaxy Tab 2. #Steamrolled

    http://www.wirelessemporium.com/accessories-for-other-google-nexus-7.asp

  • JadedJay

    Is this deal still current?

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