Samsung has began selling in the U.S. the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition which will come with a free keyboard dock and USB adapter.
According to the American unit of the South Korean consumer electronics giant, the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition is now on sale at Amazon, Best Buy, Costco, Fry’s and Tiger Direct.
The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition will come in white and will have a keyboard dock and USB adapter in the box which Samsung says makes the package worth $350. The deal will last for only two weeks.
“The education market is a significant priority for Samsung, and we are very pleased to deliver a bundle that is sure to be appealing to just about any student at a very competitive price point,” explained Samsung’s Travis Merrill.
“A busy student can achieve a PC-like setup in the dorm room, yet still pop the Galaxy Tab 2 out of the dock and slip it into a pocket for usage while on the go. It truly is the smarter way to learn,” the Samsung Electronics America Galaxy Tab Director of Marketing added.
The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition is the Wi-Fi only version (Samsung GT-P3110) so you won’t have voice, SMS and MMS communication with the tablet. You’ll have to get the Samsung GT-P3100 for that.
Nonetheless, the tablet offers a dual-core 1GHz processor on a TI OMAP 4430 chipset with a PowerVR SGX540 GPU. The tablet is equipped with 1GB in RAM.
It also has a 7-inch PLS LCD capacitive screen with a resolution of 600 x 1,024 pixels. Powering the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The tablet is expected to get an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It measures 0.41 by 4.8 by 7.6 inches and weighs 0.76 pounds with its batter.
Built in onboard storage is at 8GB but you can expand this via a microSD slot that takes up to 32GB in external memory.
The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, a USB 2.0 Host slot, a 3.5mm earphone jack, a 30-pin IF connector and integrated IR port.
the tablet is also equipped with two cameras: a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera and a VGA front-facing camera.
Other features include GPS, stereo speakers and full-HD 1080p video playback at 60 frames per second. The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition will also have Adobe Flash installed which is kind of a bonus as Adobe has killed Flash for Android.