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Great price on this tablet.
Quick Google shows its the cheapest price as of today
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Looking at Samsung Tab A 10.1 T580 (16GB, Wi-Fi, White) for $299 from Kogan.
Officeworks do not price beats Kogan, do they?
No. Officeworks don't price beat grey imports.
thanks, so Kogan price does not include GST, right ?
It's a direct import and the the buyer is the importer, the price doesn't have GST. Also it's an international model which Officeworks would not price match in the first place. It would have a completely different model number than what Officeworks sells.
I wonder how you would get on for warranty. Be a bit of a pain if it's DOA since it's being shipped from Hong Kong.
Kogan and warranty don't go well together, you should know this before you shake hands with Kogan
Samsung Australia wont deal with imported products so its a pain if your product is faulty. Even if your product is local warranty is a pain.
Warranties on such low value items are not even worth considering. Eat the cost of replacement in the small chance that you require it and save money.
$749 is a such low value item?.
Some of diji1's posts come across as trolling so I wouldn't be surprised if this is another one.
Kogan provide their own warranty whereby they give you a return postage stamp to send the item back to them for repairs. From my experience it took about 1.5 months all up to get my phone back last time (send across Aus, diagnose, repair and send back).
Does Kogan repair it themselves, do do they send it back to Samsung HK?
I trust Samsung HK more than I trust Kogan to repair it, but there's also the added shipping time to wait for both ways.
A quick question. Why would you get this over the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 128 GB with m3 processor for $698 at Harvey Norman
because it comes with a keyboard and an amoled screen? Can't think of any other reasons.
Is that all?
Well, yes, I am not saying it's worth it, but they are the only differentiators off the top of my head
NO USB port
NO memory card slot
NO way of getting info on or off without WiFi
Both have USB (the Samsung primary port is USB-C, so external dock for monitors (thunderbolt), USB2 ports and charging).
Yeah, that's handy. Love carrying another brick to increase the functionality of my $1000 tablet.
…and for ONLY an EXTRA $139 !!
I hear you, but Samsung are not the only ones to place a reliance on USB-C for video and peripheral connection. Docks are for the desk, USB C>A adapters are new cheap, keep it on the end of your thumb drive.
Comparing pricing isn't really relevant, they're not price matching each other, pricing varies between countries and you still need a keyboard for the Surface . From the pricing in this listing and thread its cheaper to get the Samsung if you were to get a keyboard for the Surface.
If you want crazy Samsung pricing the new S8, S8+ and Tab S3 are very expensive here. Premium phones cost more…
also its 87 grams lighter (im serious every gram matters). i have this tab and use it on the couch. also works out slightly cheaper than surface pro 4 if u include the type cover
The samsung has no expandable memory, less inputs and connectivity options, grey import and $50 more expensive. Overall i think the Surface is a much better buy even without the KB and inferior screen.
Probably battery life increase from efficient amoled screen.. otherwise imho the Microsoft beats it with a few extra inclusions.
This was a great read.
TL;DR Microsoft slightly wins it in most categories most importantly well for me in graphics performance with a 400 point lead in 3d pc mark but Samsung comes with keyboard included Microsoft has to be purchased separately.
As stated before their battery performance is better for Samsung because more efficient screen their Netflix test was 6 hours for Samsung 4 hours for Microsoft but if you well just be using it for music and pod casts with the screen turned off they should roughly be the same with around 5000mA batteries.
Minor size differences here and there all up to taste and preferences.
Overall the Samsung only won in a few areas main ones being storage performance and processor performance which is weird because they then lost in all other categories.
Also Microsoft has micro sd card support.. if ~100gb is not enough for you then Samsung might not cut it as it doesn't support micro sd card expandable storage.
The cameras on the rear was slightly better for Microsoft.
Main deal breaker for me is resolution and dpi.. Microsoft wins with a much higher resolution and thus dpi since roughly the same screen size so sharper quality.
If you can find a cheaper Microsoft surface pro 4 with similar or better configuration then it's no a brainer get the Microsoft over the Samsung unless the keyboard means a lot to you because it costs extra.
Anyways I hope this has helped.
If you don't care about operating systems an android Huawei mediapad m3 32gb is the way to go atm for best performance and quality at the best price.. goes for roughly $300 USD with special deals dropping it to $250 USD.. if i can figure out a way to emulate Windows on this thing it will be a home run.
Was thinking to get a tab s3 later. How does this compare to s3? I know OSs are different, but just from the view of a tablet.
I kinda think OS would be the deciding factor for a lot of people, since Android and Windows are good at different things.
Other than that, it is kinda hard do compare. 4:3 and 3:2 + the screen size difference would look something like this. Tab S3 will be smaller and lighter. It will have better stylus.
I am not going to bother comparing performance because difference in OS makes it meaningless in my opinion.
I don't think I can recommend one over another without knowing what you want to do with it.
Go for an android Huawei Mediapad M3 32 gb from Amazon roughly $300 USD normal price $250 USD sale price. Nothing beats it for its performance and quality and price atm in the 8inch tablet spectrum.
I own one and am typing on it now.. it is really great.. if they sold a Windows equivalent at the same or near price I would jump on it in a heart beat.
Was waiting on one of these before I went with the Tab S2 in 8". If I'd seen it on sale (in frequent on Amazon), would have gone this path.
Same. I ended up getting a nvidia shield tab first because it wasn't even announced let alone released yet. Then I got this. So much difference. So much.
Its too expensive. Also, no 8". Depends on what you need, but for entertainment (not stylus-centric usage), not worth the $$$.
I wanted the tab S3 in 8", but no local pricing yet, ~$600 usd so expect ~$1000 aud…
I grabbed an "as new" S2 8" for $300 off ebay, very nice toy. Consider the Tab S2, they go on sale from time to time.
Don't think there is any 8 inch Tab S3 model (which is a pity since I was thinking of grabbing Tab S3 to read and annotate on bus on top of other things). Not that I can't do that with a 10 inch model, but 10 inch is little bit wieldy for that I reckon.
Totally don't need (I have SP4) but would pull trigger if white one wasn't $50 extra.
the keyboards on these units and very flimsy. went into the Samsung store and was typing on one and one of the letters came off. quickly walked away lol.
I honestly don't get keyboards for tablets its so counterintuitive. If I was going to do any bit if heavy typing I would get a laptop say if I was a writer or did lots of data entry work but even then I have completely adapted to touch typing its not so bad tbh.
It runs desktop windows. You don't want to use the on screen keyboard, just trust me.
If you were talking about iPad or android tablet, you'd be right.
But this has the potential to be your ultrabook.
Oh I see. I get it. Desktop Windows doesn't have an option for a pop-up keyboard like Apple or android yet right?
@AlienC: It has a built in keyboard under accessibility options, but it's not very good. Typing on that thing will be slow.
If you want to use it for productivity (remember, it can be your laptop), it would not be productive to use the on screen keyboard. You're just crippling its potential.
Without the keyboard, you wouldn't want to be doing any work on it, which is fine for a tablet because you're not expecting to anyway. But this has potential to, unfortunately you have to unlock that potential with a very expensive keyboard cover.
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