The original Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet is now available from as little as £214.97 from eBay reseller Digigood; it is a manufacturer refurbished, white edition model with a one year SquareTrade warranty.
The device - the GT-P1010CWAXEU - is Wi-Fi only with a Samsung Hummingbird chipset clocked at 1GHz, 512MB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, a 7-inch 1024x600 pixel capacitive display, Android 2.2. Froyo (upgradable to Gingerbread), a three megapixel camera with flash, a 1.3-megapixel front facing one, USB, Bluetooth and a seven hour battery life (thanks to a 4000mAh battery), all in a chassis that's 12mm thick and weighs only 380g.
It proved to be one of the more popular tablets in 2010 and spawned a number of similar designed tablets like the RIM Blackberry PlayBook and the Dell Streak 7.
Samsung also released 8.9-inch and 10.1-inch successors to the Samsung Galaxy Tab, as well as a 7.7-inch model and a 5.3-inch one (called the Samsung Galaxy Note) which have also been recently announced.
The tablet comes with a number of applications from Samsung including a Kindle app, ThinkFree office and AllShare.
At £215, the tablet is still a very decent model although the next wave of competitors, including the Amazon Kindle Fire, the Ainol Novo 7 and the Kobo Vox, are likely to give it a run for its money.