Deals: All-time low price on Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

As part of a sale at Newegg, you can get the active digitizer tablet from Samsung for just $260, along with free shipping. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 comes highly recommended from us, as we use it daily.

What’s the big deal with this tablet? You might want to check out our article all about why active digitizers should be a standard feature in tablets. With the 8″ form factor, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 strikes a very nice balance between portability and screen space. Up-to-date software on the Note 8.0 is currently Android 4.2, but Samsung has announced that it will receive an update to Android 4.4 Kit Kat sometime in the future.

The Note 8.0 also comes with a few offers, including 50GB of free storage on DropBox. We also like the $25 Google Play Store credit and the 3-month trial of Hulu Plus for new users. Make sure to claim these offers by 331, as they are not guaranteed to qualify after that date.

We at GettingThingsTech weren’t terribly fond of the glossy plastic and general shape of the Galaxy Note 8.0 (as well as its same-generation cousins from Samsung, like the Note 2 and Galaxy S3), but we were very pleased with Samsung’s official flip cover case. It does not do an amazing job as a stand, but it is adequate. More importantly, it looks sharp, protects the tablet from superficial damage, and has a neat wake/sleep feature when the cover is removed or placed on the screen.

This isn’t the first deal to pop up for this device, which originally sold for $400 when it debuted about 12 months ago. Although there have been no rumors or announcements from Samsung, one must wonder if this is a signal of a refresh. The Note Pro 12.2 released recently along with Tab Pro line, which includes an 8.4 form factor that seems likely to be a template for an 8″ Note update for 2014.

If you decide to bite on the deal, let us know what you think in the comments.

Featured image courtesy of Flickr user Janitors.


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