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Yikes: The Galaxy Tab is Going to be Expensive

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Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab yesterday but, unfortunately, couldn't tell us how much the device was going to cost. Maybe they were keeping quiet because the price is going to be wallet-smackingly high?

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 , September 4, 2010 4:36 AM
    For a grand, I'm better off with a gaming PC, thank you!
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    g-thor , September 4, 2010 4:41 AM
    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 , September 4, 2010 4:21 AM
    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 , September 4, 2010 4:16 AM
    Guess I have to wait for one from Asus or Acer.
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    Anonymous , September 4, 2010 4:21 AM
    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 , September 4, 2010 4:21 AM
    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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    matt87_50 , September 4, 2010 4:34 AM
    is it's screen oled?
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    Anonymous , September 4, 2010 4:35 AM
    Stupid rumor. $498 is sexy enough!!
  • 2 Hide
    Anonymous , September 4, 2010 4:35 AM
    I hear it has flash..I'll get one thru my Cell carrier if they offer it.
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    avatar_raq , September 4, 2010 4:36 AM
    For a grand, I'm better off with a gaming PC, thank you!
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    g-thor , September 4, 2010 4:41 AM
    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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    nightcrawl3r , September 4, 2010 5:04 AM
    Expensive indeed.
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    Codesmith , September 4, 2010 6:01 AM
    If I was looking for device like this I'd just get the iPad. They might get the hardware right, but I doubt they'd be able to get the number of developers the app store is able to pull in and those that do develop for it will have to charge more money per title because there will be less potential buyers.







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    kartu , September 4, 2010 6:22 AM
    Now we speculate on speculations. Hilarious.
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    Kelavarus , September 4, 2010 6:59 AM
    Quote:
    Though Samsung has said any prices floating around are pure speculation, it has supposedly revealed


    That... Is kind of weird to say.

    That is definitely way too expensive if any of those are correct though.
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    hellwig , September 4, 2010 7:22 AM
    Wow, they just pulled a 180 on Apple. Apple couldn't make a "computer" for under $1k, but now they have the iPod/iPhone/iPad in the $200-$600 range. Samsung comes out with a competing tablet product, and shoots right over $1k, PLUS, here in the states, its probably going to be sold at Verizon and require a data plan, just ridiculous.

    Where's that $170 Android WiFi tablet K-Mart was selling. That seems like a better deal to me.
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    seboj , September 4, 2010 7:24 AM
    It won't be anywhere near that expensive. I'd put money on the most expensive version being sub-$1000. Samsung isn't (that) clueless.
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    therabiddeer , September 4, 2010 8:04 AM
    So, for $1000 why not just get a pretty nice laptop? Or pay $700-800 for a decent laptop and $200-300 on a smartphone?
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    Anonymous , September 4, 2010 8:11 AM
    Remember the EU and UK don't usually have subsidized pricing.. I heard from a very reliable source that the price wont be that high in the states.
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    Anonymous , September 4, 2010 8:19 AM
    Both the high price and the crippled Linux it comes with puts me off.
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    Vladislaus , September 4, 2010 8:29 AM
    SneakySnakepeople 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


    The prices they cited are from Europe and in europe the iPad is quite expensive. In my country for example the iPad 16GB costs 694,99€, and the iPad 3G 64GB costs 1.034,99€.
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    dieseldre2k , September 4, 2010 9:01 AM
    I just read the following on Yahoo! Finance:

    Quote:
    While a price hasn't been set, Samsung product executive Hankil Yoon said in an interview that it would likely retail for between $200 and $300, although the final price would vary depending on different carrier subsidies.

    Source:
    http://finance.yahoo.com/family-home/article/110577/samsung-unveils-tablet-to-compete-with-ipad



    Doesn't look like it's going to be as expensive as Tom's says. In fact, it should be cheaper than the iPad, which does makes sense.
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    MrSiko , September 4, 2010 9:12 AM
    Hmm, this might possibly be the most blatant, and semi-smart, pro-Apple advertising I have seen peddled here in some time... And most probably complete BS. Shame on you Jane. We expect much better.

    When exactly did THG sell out to Apple?
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