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Forget the iPad! Tesco Sells 16GB Samsung Galaxy Tab For £359

Tesco is slashing the price of the Samsung Galaxy Tab as well as a few more laptops as it cuts 20 per cent of their selling price until the 8th of February 2011.

Originally (opens in new tab) on sale for £449, the Galaxy Tab now costs £359.20, a saving of £89.80. On top of that you also get around 700 Tesco Clubcard points (the equivalent of £7 instore) and a free entertainment package worth £200.

As part of the package, Samsung is throwing in 50 MP3s from emusic.com, 15 movies from Samsung Movies, seven games from Gameloft and £25 of eBooks through the WHSmith App until 28 February 2011.

The interesting thing to note is that the Samsung Galaxy Tab is very similar - hardware wise - to the Samsung Galaxy S, although packs a bigger screen and 16GB of storage. The cheapest Samsung Galaxy S we have found however, is an 8GB model from Handtec costing (opens in new tab) £387, which doesn't even come with the free Galaxy Tab goodies.

Overall, prospective customers can save nearly £40 compared to the next cheapest offer at Amazon.

The Tab weighs in at 390g, has a 7-inch 1024x600 pixels WSVGA touchscreen, runs a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, has 512MB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, Wi-Fi, 3G, a 3-megapixel camera and runs on Android 2.2.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.