With only a few more hours before the launch of the iPad 2 in the UK, Asda has cut the price of the Samsung Galaxy Tab to a mere £299 with free delivery in selected stores.
The deal (available here) represents a saving of £138 on the previous Asda selling price and is £50 cheaper than that of Best Buy although the latter comes with a free 16GB microSD card and more importantly, £200 cheaper than the iPad 2 16GB 3G.
What's more, until the 27th of March 2011, those who purchased the Tab will get a free Entertainment package, which according to Samsung is worth £200 on its own. It includes 50 MP3 from emusic.com, 15 movies from Samsung Movies, seven games from Gameloft (including two preinstalled) and £25 worth of eBooks through the WHSmith App.
At this price, the Galaxy Tab is a bargain, costing less than the Samsung Galaxy S (AKA GT-i9000) with which it shares a number of features. They both run on the Samsung Hummingbird SoC clocked at 1GHz, have 512MB RAM, run on Android 2.2, are compatible with Google Android Market, have 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS and a microSD card slot.
The Galaxy Tab is superior to its smaller brother in that it has a bigger screen with a higher resolution (7-inch, 1024x600 pixels), a front facing camera and twice the onboard storage.