Yikes: The Galaxy Tab is Going to be Expensive

Though it's not official yet, early reports based on prices from European retailers suggest the Samsung Galaxy Tab is going to be pricey. Very pricey. Engadget reports hearing €699 ($890) in France and €799 ($1,020) in Germany, which are probably the respective prices of the 16GB and 32GB models. However, the United Kingdom has a truly terrifying offer of £680 ($1,050) for the 16GB model. Ouch!

Though Samsung has said any prices floating around are pure speculation, it has supposedly revealed a RRP for Sweden of SEK 9,000 including VAT. Engadget reports that that works out to about $1,240 (or $930 without VAT).

The Galaxy Tab does have 3G so you can bet these will be available directly from carriers with quite a sizable chunk of the price lopped off in exchange for signing a contract. Unfortunately, a lot of people don't want to sign another contract for a tablet.

Has the price put you off the Galaxy Tab? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Engadget

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  • avatar_raq
    For a grand, I'm better off with a gaming PC, thank you!
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  • g-thor
    At that price, this product will die. It isn't as portable as a smartphone, it isn't as functional as a netbook or notebook and can't offer what they do. There is no way I could justify spending that much on a glorified ebook reader, and I don;t think other people would either. Most would simply buy an iPad. I also don't want yet another contract with some service provider.

    So, I don't believe that this price speculation has any basis in reality. Don't forget, Europe isn't tied into the subsidized market like North America is.
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  • SneakySnake
    people speculated the iPad to be close to a grand in price before it came out as well.

    I expect the Galaxy Tab to have pretty much the same price as the iPad
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  • kschen
    Guess I have to wait for one from Asus or Acer.
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  • Anonymous
    Galaxy has to compete or better in price if if the company loses some money to gain name and market, otherwise the armageddon of ipad will go on
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  • SneakySnake
    people speculated the iPad to be close to a grand in price before it came out as well.

    I expect the Galaxy Tab to have pretty much the same price as the iPad
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