The newer Samsung tablets like the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 might have better technical hardware than the year-old Note 8.0, but they've also got some sky-high prices. If you want a good deal on a mid-size tablet with a stylus and digitizer, Groupon has a refurbished model of the Galaxy Note 8.0 for just $229.99. The deal includes free shipping, but it's only available for another five days and change.

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The Galaxy Note 8.0 was the first smaller tablet to bear the Note brand, and it was a decent (if somewhat overpriced) alternative to the Nexus 7 and other slightly smaller tablets. Highlights include 2GB of memory, an Exynos 1.6Ghz quad-core processor, and a MicroSD card slot. Some of the less impressive features res its 1280x800 screen (which hasn't aged well in light of 1080p tablets like the 2013 Nexus 7 and the G Pad 8.3), physical navigation buttons, 5MP rear camera, and Samsung's usual heavy build of TouchWiz. It also feels kind of flimsy thanks to an all-plastic frame and glossy finish. Check out our exhaustive review for more info.

Still, if you want a mid-range tablet, this is a great price - you won't find one from a major brand in the elusive 8-9" category quite so cheap. If you were to buy it brand new from Amazon you'd still pay $317 almost a year after the device's release. And if you're going that high, you might as well splurge for the LG G Pad 8.3, which has a 1080p screen, a metal body, and a Google Play Edition running KitKat.

The Groupon deal is good for the United States, but won't ship to Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico. The refurbished tablet has a 90 day warranty. Supplies are limited, but it looks like they're selling through pretty slowly.

Source: Groupon