Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Price Drop

Here in Australia, Samsung have officially moved price on their entire Galaxy Tab 10.1 range this weekend, with the 16GB Wi-Fi model now only $479 RRP. Here’s the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 price repositions at RRP levels across the range:

  • 16GB Wi-Fi only: $479
  • 64GB Wi-Fi only: $699
  • 16GB Wi-Fi/3G: $629
  • 64GB Wi-Fi/3G: $829

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 price is now pegged $100 below the comparative iPad models in both capacity and Wi-Fi/3G respects. This looks to be a move to continue the momentum gained through the media-supported hype around the Tab 10.1 and the legal stoushes with Apple here and overseas.

Once the Tab 10.1 was allowed to be released in Australia, Samsung embarked on a massive publicity campaign, complete with cheeky advertising callouts, including the phrase “The Tablet Apple Tried to Stop”, capitalising on the court’s decision to lift the ban on selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 until the final verdict was decided.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 price has just come down in Australia.

Samsung's advertising directly referenced their legal battles with Apple. Even without their own campaign, the amount of exposure the Tab 10.1 received was massive.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 price drop can also be seen in context of other hardware offers in the Android tablet territory, and actually makes sense when comparing like-for-like systems.

Take, for example, the Asus Transformer Prime, the only tablet in the market with the Tegra 3 processor today. The RRP for the 64GB version of the Prime is $899. From the RRP of $699 for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 price, one could add $100 for the addition of the keyboard dock, and a further $100 for the Tegra 3 processor upgrade.

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Of course, there are other market forces and activities hanging in the air that may begin to coalesce in the next few weeks. Rumours are building around a possible iPad 3 announcement, and Samsung themselves appear to have a new 10.1” model, the Galaxy Note 10.1 which looks to combine the functionality of the current Galaxy Note with the screen size and dimensions of the Tab 10.1. Given the number of units sold of the Note, and the development of S-pen based Apps, a 10.1 version of the Note could be very interesting and open the “creative mobile” market even further.

For now, we have the price drops which should stimulate sales of the 10.1 Galaxy Tab, and we’ll keep our eyes peeled for more information on new models as they are announced.

Have you been holding off for a drop of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 price, and does this announcement get you over the line to become a Galaxy Tab owner? Let us know your thoughts below.

Comments

  1. studat says:

    hey people, the price drop is real and you can get much better deals. I just pucked up a 64 gig samsung galaxy tab 10.1 for $550. The 16gig you can get for $380. These prices were from jb hifi. I asked for a deal and i got one. The new galaxy tab is thicker and heavier, front camera is vga, not 2 mp and seems to have the same processor as the current tab. Plus we still get ics. All plus if you ask me.

  2. martin says:

    I bought a 64 gb 3g 10.1 last month b4 the price drop so kinda bummed. Not as guttted as I was after dropping it in the bath. Am now left with a large paper weight.
    Was looking at buying another but decided to grab a 7.7 instead as I was disappointed with the HD video playback of my 10.1.

    • Ritchie says:

      A drowned tablet is terrible! We mourn your loss with you. But having a 7.7 to console yourself with is probably the next best thing!

  3. BRAD says:

    I AGREE I BROUGHT MINE A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO AND I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE RELEASE OF ICS DO WE AS OF YET HAVE A RELEASE DATE YET

  4. Tim says:

    Argh! This is so frustrating, I want to buy the Tab 10.1, but I don’t want it to be outdated as soon as I buy it… what to do, what to so…

    • Ritchie says:

      The 10.1 will be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich, so you won’t be outdated for a while. It’s a really inexpensive way to get into the tablet game.