Samsung Galaxy Tab and Apple iPad: Deals Compared

As Samsung’s answer to the Apple iPad hits the store shelves, price comparisons have been drawn up from “Price Check” for the 16GB models. The new Galaxy Tab as well as comprising of some fantastic features and positioning itself between the Dell Streak and the iPad market, is also bringing some realistic prices.

Samsung‘s offering will appear lighter and thinner in size compared to that of the Apple iPad, the screen size is just 7-inches, built in flash memory is 16GB and can be expanded with a memory card. Running on the Android platform it will benefit users with lots of great apps and can double up as a phone at the same time. Although the RRP is £599 for the GT-P1000, prices do vary online. According to Marc Lockley at Guardian.co.uk, Currys are offering the tablet device for £499 following on from a drop in price today. Along with this, the price can be reduced further with a subsequent £25 voucher therefore making the tablet £474, but the voucher scheme runs out on Friday so you need to be QUICK!

If you prefer to shop in store, then Currys and PC World are retailing the tablet at £499.99 although this could be subject to change. Various networks will be offered including O2, Vodafone, Orange, Carphone Warehouse and T-Mobile. All networks will announce their very own payment plans, and indications show that T-Mobile customers once signed up from their first day will benefit from 30 days free Mobile Broadband on the Pay-per-day option.

Guardian.co.uk also reported on Comet stores offering the Apple iPad for a price of £529 but VoucherCodes.co.uk will enable you to get the tablet with a 5% discount making the overall price £502.55. Giant store Argos will be selling it for £529 as a bundle including a free 1GB micro SIM for Three Mobile.

Which tablet gets the thumbs up and why? Let us know where you will be buying your device? To find out more log onto Guardian.co.uk

  • xiaoa

    Yes, the samsung tab and the ipad are both incredibly sophisticated and powerful smartphones that are ideal companions for people who want complete control of their digital lives while on the go. I am also hesitating which one i should buy. On your analysis, i think i probably buy the ipad tab as i like the screen size. but no matter which one i will buy, it is necessary to download a Aneesoft video converter.