The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is now available for purchase from Amazon for $399.99 and up. The base price covers a 16GB model, while the 32GB version runs $499.99. No. I don’t know why companies feel they can charge that much money for 16GB of flash storage either.

Samsung’s latest tablet has a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display — just like the company’s first Android tablet. But the tablet is faster than last year’s model, comes with a remote control, and runs Google Android 3.2 Honeycomb.

While Samsung has been saying for a while that the Tab 7.0 Plus would have a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, now we know which chip it will have. AnandTech reports Samsung is using the same Exynos chip found int he Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone. That’s good news, as the Galaxy S II is one of the fastest Android devices on the market today.

The tablet has a 3MP camera on the back and a 2MP front-facing camera, 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, and Bluetooth 3.0. It measures 7.6″ x 4.8″ x 0.4″ and weighs 0.76 pounds.

via Engadget


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6 replies on “Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus now shipping for $400 and up”

  1. I Might have had some vague interest in this if they upgraded the screen resolution as I much prefer smaller than 10″ tablets but that 1024×600 resolution is a killer. The Galaxy Note has a 1280×800 display even and they try to peddle this on a 7″ tablet?

    Hopefully they do launch the Tab 7.7 with its 1280×800 Super AMOLED display before long, that sounds like it would be exactly what I want.

  2. “$400 and UP”? BWAAAAAA, ha, ha, ha! Good one, Samsung. Like someone is going to pay that much for a 7inch wifi-only tablet that’s only 1024×600 with only 16GB and buggier than crap Honeycomb with Kindle Fire looming over the industry at half the price. *wipes tears* Seriously, what’s the real price?

    1. Comparing the 7.0+ to the Fire is kind of inane.  As far as features go, the Samsung utterly *kills* the Fire.  There’s no comparison.  The Fire leaves out so many pieces of hardware (GPS, gyroscope, card slot, more than two-finger multitouch, IR module, camera, Bluetooth, sound input of any kind) that the number of apps that will actually run on it scales down quickly.  Add in the Samsung’s superior storage, RAM, processor, and presumably build quality and you get a total kill.  The price looks like a killer at first, but after researching every single major 7″ tablet on the market, the feature set of the 7.0+ is simply unparalleled at this price point.

      That being said, I’m holding back on pulling the trigger on it to see what can be done with the new Nook Tablet.  The base specs are better than the Fire, and the original Nook was a supremely hackable piece of hardware with several hidden features.  It will still lack several hardware components, but might have enough to squeak by (sound input being my killer feature at the moment).

      1. “The Fire leaves out so many pieces of hardware (GPS, gyroscope, card slot, more than two-finger multitouch, IR module, camera, Bluetooth, sound input of any kind) that the number of apps that will actually run on it scales down quickly”

        Meh. The big points – 7 in & 1024×600 are the same. The other crap isn’t $200 important to most people. Amazon’s tablet is going to be *good enough* and will sell so many that it will shake up the industry. Samsung needs to not come at these stupid prices if they want to be successful. 

        1. This thing is just plain going to cost more than the Fire to build.  Amazon is making almost *no* money on the Fire, even with the stripped-down hardware.  They’re banking on content sales to make up for the barely-there profit margin.  And thinking the pricing is outrageous doesn’t make a whole lot of sense…the most comparable tablet on the market is the Acer Iconia 100.  The Acer is selling for around $320.  Compared to the 7.0+, you’re getting less battery, a worse screen, no GPS, thicker, heavier, and a worse build quality for that $80 difference.  You pay more for the Samsung because, for once, you’re *getting more*.  This isn’t a pricing debacle like the original GalTab.  This pricing is nearly dead-on for people looking for something that pushes the envelope.

          If all you’re looking for is a 7″ tablet for media, fine.  The Fire will do.  For a *whole lot* of the rest of what a tablet will do, the Fire will plain straight-up lack.  The Fire will sell a lot.  I think they’ll also be heavily returned after people who bought it start figuring out that they can’t do something simple like use Skype or Google telephony, or any kind of video conferencing, or use their Bluetooth headset with it.  The Fire is Baby’s First Tablet.

          1. Thing is, no one cares how much it costs them to make (I bet it will end up being a lot less than people would think, though), only how much they sell for. 

            Samsung doesn’t have the tie-ins that Amazon does so they need to be cognizant of what people are willing to pay and what they are willing to pay for. Their pricing is dead on for people that will end up getting an ipad (or a galtab 8.9/10.1/asus) for a bit more or a Fire for a lot less (note the lack of a Samsung 7.0- purchase in there).

            I doubt that the Fire tablets will be returned. The dopey assumption that everyone ever wants to walk around with 5 shitty cameras for video conferencing and chatting up someone on a 7in tablet is going to cost. Baby’s First Tablet will sell a bugillion while the 7.0- won’t even be a skidmark among Samsung’s unimpressive tablet sales. Same price at 720p or higher and you might have something. Size, resolution, and screen are the big differentiators for customer pricing. Samsung failed there.

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