Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 price slashed in half to £199

You can now grab the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for just under £200 at Argos, a 50 per cent discount, and one that may indicate that this particular tablet is on its way out, following the introduction of the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and the Galaxy Note 10.1.

It’s worth noting that there’s not much difference between the new and old iterations of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Both are dual-core devices (clocked at 1GHz for the older slate, and 1.2GHz for the newer Tab 2 10.1. Both have 1GB of RAM and 16GB onboard storage, a 10.1in 1,280 x 800 pixel display, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a microSD slot, and front facing and rear cameras.

The only major difference between the two is that the newer tablet comes pre-loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, while the older Tab 10.1 runs the unfashionable Android 3.1 Honeycomb. And the price difference (around £50 after cashback) between the two.

In addition to the Wi-Fi-only 16GB Galaxy Tab 10.1 now retailing for £199, Argos has also halved the price of the 3G-ready version of the same tablet to £249, while a 32GB version of the Tab 10.1 has been slashed to £239, or £289 for the 3G equivalent.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, which costs even less, has a similar configuration but comes with a smaller screen, Android 4.0 ICS pre-load, and half the onboard storage - although you can bump that using the microSD card slot.