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Samsung's Galaxy Tab 3 line will start at $199

The new Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 is the first Samsung tablet to be powered by an Intel processor.

Samsung has announced both availablity and pricing for its new Galaxy Tab 3 line of tablets, unveiled earlier this month.

The 7-, 8- and 10.1-inch tablets will be available — in both white and "gold brown" — through several U.S. retailers starting July 7, with pre-orders starting tomorrow. The tablets are priced at $199, $299 and $399, respectively. All three come with a $10 Google Play voucher, a year of Boingo hotspot service, three months of Hulu Plus and two years of DropBox with 50GB storage.

The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 will be priced at $299.
The Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 will start at $199.

The two larger tablets offer the most appeal for those concerned about imaging: the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 both offer 1280 x 800 resolution screens, the 8-inch with 189 ppi and the 10.1-inch with 149 ppi. The 8-inch tablet has a 5-megapixel rear camera while the 10.1-inch version is packing a 3MP primary camera and 1.3MP front-facing camera.

The Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 runs Android 4.2.2 and is powered by an Intel Z2560 1.6GHz dual-core processor. It offers 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage with microSD expansion slot and a 6,800 mAh battery.

The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is powered by a dual-core 1.5 GHz Exynos processor with 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a 4,450 mAh battery.

We'll wait until we can get our hands on these devices before we pass judgment on how they might fit into a photographer's workflow, but the specs don't look particularly interesting when compared to the high-resolution screens of the powerful iPad, iPad Mini or Google Nexus 10. 


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They seriously need to ramp up the megapixels on the camera function. I am not going to buy anything that has less resolution than my 8 year old digital camera. Come on! Geez!


Well, the heat is on.

Microsoft just slashed over 60% of the RRP of their tablets for educational use.

Works out around $199 per tablet.


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