Samsung goes back to school with Galaxy Tab 2 tablet for education

by Doug Drinkwater

July 23 2013

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Student Edition tablet is available for $349.99
Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Student Edition tablet is available for $349.99

School children and college students may begrudgingly head back into education this September but that’s good news for Samsung, which has just announced its Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Student Edition tablet.

The 10-inch Android tablet is now being offered with a Desktop Dock and Bluetooth keyboard, while Polaris Office software is on-board so that students can create, share and store documents.

The slate, which is available in black and white, also comes bundled with a one-year free subscription to a 50GB Dropbox account and a three-month pass to Hulu Plus.

As with the more conventional Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, the tablet features a 1280 x 800 PLS display, 16GB or 32GB of storage, 1GB of RAM, stereo speakers and a 3.15MP camera.

The product is available for $349.99, a $100 saving on the usual retail price, and can be purchased from Best Buy, Amazon, Wal-Mart, Toys 'R' Us, Office Max and others.

This isn’t the first time Samsung has discounted its Galaxy tablets for education, with the Korean firm offering a similar bundled deal for the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 just last year.

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  • John Swain
    1 year 4 months ago

    This is a good move in the right direction, particularly if the students save additional money on downloadable textbooks. Enterprise should band together and make education available to every child with the latest technology. Online college and graduate courses would become second nature to children brought up on an internet style educational system. The goal should be the elimination of the student loan trap, and the availability of a college education to everyone.

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