TL;DR: You can score a gray 10.5-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A for just $229.99 on Amazon. It’s normally $329.99, so you’ll save a solid 30%.
You might’ve forgotten already that weeks before Tim Cook revealed the redesigned iPad at Apple’s Sept. 10 event, Samsung released a revamped version of its own flagship tablet — the Galaxy Tab S6 — complete with improved battery life and an upgraded S Pen. (So many new tablets, so little time.)
That means iOS devotees and Android aficionados both have fresh-off-the-assembly-line devices to play with right now — so long as you can afford ’em, that is.
If you want a new tablet but don’t feel like paying those “new new” prices, consider this: Amazon has last year’s 10.5-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A on sale right now for 30% off its usual retail price, which works out to a $100 discount.
Don’t let its age fool you: The Galaxy Tab A actually offers a couple of the same features as the new iPad and Samsung Tab S6, including support for best-in-class Dolby Atmos surround sound and all-day battery life. (You get up to 14.5 hours with the Tab A, 10 hours with the iPad, and 15 hours with the Tab S6.) And while it’s not quite as powerful as those newcomers, the Tab A is still more than capable of multitasking thanks to an Octa-Core processor and 3GB of RAM.
This particular Tab A comes with 32GB of storage, which means there’s plenty of room for your favorite shows and movies as well as your most important files. (A microSD card can be added to expand that storage space up to an extra 400GB.) You’ll be able to view your content in gorgeous clarity on the Tab A’s wide 16:10 ratio display, which offers a corner-to-corner view for an immersive entertainment experience.
Oh — and if you were thinking of getting a new smart home device in addition to a new tablet, don’t bother: The Galaxy Tab A has a built-in Google Assistant that can answer questions, adjust the temperature, play songs, and more.
The gray, 10.5-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A typically retails for $329.99, but you can snag one from Amazon today for just $229.99.