Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet now available from £260

Expansys is selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for a mere £260, a significant discount (around £130) from a tablet that cost nearly £400 only a few months ago.

It comes with a dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor clocked at 1GHz, 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a 10.1in 1,280 x 800 pixels LCD screen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a 2-megapixel front camera and a 3-meapixel rear camera with LED flash and HD recording, AGPS and runs on Android 3.0 Honeycomb (but will be upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich).

At just under 600g it is light and thin (less than 9mm). It will be replaced by the £300 Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 which explains why the Korean company is keen on clearing out the remaining stocks. The main difference between the two is the fact that the newer version has a microSD card slot.

Apple cut down the price of the iPad 2 to £329 which prompted other manufacturers like Motorola to follow suit. RIM had already cut the price of its smaller tablet, the PlayBook to £169 last year.

Later this year, Microsoft will be launching Windows 8 and Windows RT which will almost certainly be accompanied by a flurry of tablets that will seek to challenge the hegemony of Apple's devices.

Source : Expansys