Brown doesn't get enough credit as a hard-working member of the color spectrum. Despite representing such wonderful stuff as chocolate, wood grain, and varying degrees of melanin pigmentation, it's somehow thought of as boring. Brown keeps its head down and does its job all day long, while that swanky overachiever White and do-nothing Black get the top spots on modern gadgets. Brown's one time to shine was the Zune, and even then it was destined to fail, by virtue of not being an iPod. Apple never even thought of making one in Brown, those jerks.

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Samsung is here to give Brown another shot at rich, chromatic glory. After offering the Galaxy Note 8.0 exclusively in white since its inception, a glorious Brown version of the WiFi tablet showed up in the online store listings for Best Buy, B&H, and BuyDig. Well, it's sort of brown - the front façade and button look like black in the product photos, so presumably the back cover is the same shade of dark Brown as the bottom half of the S-pen stylus. (Best buy lists it as "Brown/Black," while B&H calls it Black & Brown.) Brown just can't get a tablet all to itself, can it? I guess that brown GSIII didn't do so hot all on its won.

The tablet has the same $400 retail price as its pearly white brother ($397.99 at BuyDig), and the $25 Google Play credit for registering the Galaxy Note 8.0 with Samsung is still in place. If you don't mind robbing Brown of its chance to shine, you might want to wait to purchase the Note 8.0 - it seems to be a popular device for sales and combos.

Update: Amazon now has a listing for the Galaxy Note 8.0 in Brown Black [sic], which you can find here. The tablet is $399.99, and the listing still doesn't show the back.

Source: Galaxy Note 8.0 at Best Buy, BuyDig, B&H Photo

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • deltatux

    I don't know why people don't use brown, this looks very professional.

    • Sean Lumly

      I can see it having that rich, leathery vibe if done with the right shade.

  • David Margolin

    i actually like brown devices... reminds me of the most important thing in life... coffee...

    • Sean Royce

      I'd rather have tea.

  • Julio Delgado Jr.

    I wonder if it will be out soon for the Galaxy Note 8 LTE AT&T tablet. If they get it within the next 2 weeks, I will return my white tablet for the brown tablet, even if I have to pay a restock fee.

  • begadkepat

    Especially in cars. Brown cars can look really fantastic.

  • Nathaniel Webb

    Ok, that's actually pretty great looking.

    • Sean Royce

      I love the feather wallpaper

  • Oluwalere Babalola

    I'm sorry if I sound overly sensitive but I'm offended by the comment in the post about over achieving white and do nothing black. I hope you didn't mean it the way it came off, but I in the future you might want to choose your words more carefully.

    • Jeremiah Rice

      I honestly had no intention of a racial connotation there. I was thinking chromatically - in terms of light, white is all colors mixed together, while black is the absence of color. I can see how that might have been taken the wrong way.

  • ash71ish

    It's very nice looking tab.

  • PhilNelwyn

    Guess what's brown too...
    They're making it easier for Samsung haters.

    • marrtyr

      How creative of you.

      • PhilNelwyn

        Thank you. :)

    • Mr E


      • PhilNelwyn

        I know, right?
        That's hilarious. :D

  • norman

    I used only white,,, its cool....