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Update: That's all, folks. It looks like the deal has sold out.

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Say what you will about Samsung's plastic designs and overbearing skins, the original Galaxy Note 10.1 was and is one of the more capable stylus-enabled tablets on the market. If you're looking for a good deal on the WiFi version, eBay has a refurbished model for just $229.99. That's almost $300 off the original 2012 price, and still a solid $170 off of the retail price (even for a refurbished model). 

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The Galaxy Note 10.1's biggest plus is the Wacom-powered digitizer and stylus (S-pen) combo that comes standard with all members of the Note family. The Exynos 1.4Ghz quad-core processor, and especially the 2GB of RAM, should be able to handle almost all of the latest applications without any difficulty. The 1280x800 screen is outclassed by a lot of newer tablets (including the latest Nexus 7 at the same price), but if you want a stylus-enabled tablet on the large side, this is still a great deal. The last time we saw the Note 10.1 discounted, it was $70 more expensive.

eBay is offering free shipping, but unfortunately only shoppers in the the lower 48 states, Canada, and Mexico are eligible for the deal. Sales taxes will be charged if you live in Washington or Indiana. The description says that there are limited quantities of tablets available, and over 300 have already been sold. If you want one, sooner would be better than later.

eBay - Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (refurbished) - $229.99

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

  • Mark

    I just bought the galaxy note 10.1 2014 edition 200 euro's off the retail price. Got a pretty good deal with a 'No taxes promotion' of one of the bigger electronic shops here in the Netherlands combined with a 50 euro cash-back promotion of Samsung

  • Phantom

    That adroid is how android in tablets should be.

    So much wasted space in the nexus 7 navigation bars for 3 buttons.

    At least samsung fused the notification and nav bars to reduce wasted space.

  • Derail Doax

    I'd buy this if I didn't care about where my money went. But I'm too much of a cheapskate to just throw $230 into the garbage can. :-) This product has no resale value.

    • StriderWhite

      man, technology value is going to drop the more time passes...you can't expecta tablet sold in 2012 to have a big resale value!

  • TheLastAngel

    Oh right the cancer tabet:)

    Miss reviews like that!

  • StriderWhite

    I think it's a good deal, even for an "old" tablet like that! It's fast, it's reliable, maybe it won't be updated and it doesn't have full-HD display, but still it's a very decent tablet, with 2 gigs of RAM and a quad-core cpu.

  • Jesus

    I've got one, but I feel that for this size, an HD screen is not enough!

    I love the speakers though; they are AWESOME. Front facing, stereo speakers on this big screen is simply amazing for music, movies etc.