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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1-inch tablet is now officially up for pre-order at Office Depot's online storefront. With a limit of two per customer, the 16GB version of the Tab 2 will set you back $399, and your order will ship next-day delivery (for free) on May 11. Starting May 13, they will be in brick-and-mortar Office Depot stores along with the full line of accessories.  

We had a nice long look at the Tab 2 at MWC, and we think Samsung did well with it. Dual-core CPU and 1GB of RAM under a very nice 10.1-inch IPS display and running Ice Cream Sandwich. If you're interested in picking one up, hit the link below to pre-order. The press release is after the break.

Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1-inch

TECHNOLOGY BRIEF: Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 10.1” Now Available for Pre-Sale at Office Depot

 

BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Expand your horizons with the Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 10.1”, for an unparalleled entertainment experience – from browsing the web, to streaming music and watching movies. The 10-inch Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 is the perfect tablet for on-the-go access and mobile entertainment.

Powered by Android 4.0, the 16GB Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 10.1” is available for pre-order online today for $399.99 at www.officedepot.com. The tablet and assorted accessories will be available for immediate purchase online and at nationwide Office Depot retail locations beginning May 13.

Pre-sale orders placed online will ship on May 11, via free next business day delivery in most locations.

“On the heels of the GALAXY Tab 2 7” launch, we are pleased to now offer two choices of one of the most sought-after tablets on the market,” said Randy Wick, Chief Technology Buyer for Office Depot.

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There are 17 comments

codiusprime says:

I was so ready for this tablet....

last year. They are going to have to do better than this if they ever hope to pull any people away from the iPad. Unless they are just going to abandon the high end market altogether. Though really, even at 400 bucks the iPad 2 is still a better deal. Oh well, maybe Android tablets will become relevant next year (this coming from someone who has owned two Android tablets, and currently owns and uses and loves an Android tablet, I'm also not delusional as to the state of things in the tablet world).

SomeAudioGuy says:

or you could buy an Asus Transformer 300 32GB with a Tegra 3 right now...

harle83 says:

I agree, best Android Tablet on the market right now.

davinwv says:

Meh - who's got two thumbs and is waiting on the Galaxy Note 10.1? This guy.

xeroslash says:

Same here. Note 10.1 or bust.

d2globalinc says:

Yah - its like Samsung is re-releasing all its devices (with minor refreshes) to get out of their legal troubles with apple, instead of releasing some REALLY new products.

briankurtz79 says:

I just don't understand this. Got my 10.1 last fathers day and love it (even though honeycomb is pretty laggy)but what is different about this that I don't already have besides ics? Which I should already have been updated to!?!? Samsung!!!!!!

turbofan says:

This tablet is infuriating. Update the software, change the look, and release? Absolutely absurd. Just update the original. Samsung = fail.

DaGODFather says:

Exactly!! This is such an Apple move!!!

Timelessblur says:

And the question is when is the orginal tab 10.1 getting ICS. This one just is a huge slap in the face that they are holding back the update to sell the tab 2. They have pretty much the exact same hardware. There is NO EXCUSE for the orginal galaxy tab 10.1 not to have ICS yet.

droidbeat says:

Amen! This one seems to be a warmed over original 10.1 with ICS. I've been expecting ICS on my original 10.1 since March. I've had ICS on my phone since December. Where is the new 10.1 tab with 2560x1600 display and 2gHz quad-core processor?

8balls1970 says:

Just picked up my Asus TF-300 32GB tablet from my local Walmart this evening thanks to the magic of Gmail. Friday night never felt so good especially after a long work week. Thanks but no thanks to Sammy's latest offering. Nice tablet,nice specs but not enough to change my mind. It looks like Buyer's Remorse written all over it IMHO.

Gearu says:

Haven't Samsung been selling this tablet for over a year already? You know it's true.

himmatsj says:

This is insane. Why would Samsung sell this at 400USD when you can obviously get two other better tablets at the same price point? 1-Apple iPad 2 which is still better than most (maybe all?) Android tablets. 2-Asus Transformer 300 which has twice the cores, higher clock speeds, and twice the internal storage.

I think if you want to do an experiment of who's a tech dummy, all those who get the Tab2 10.1 are! Like seriously.

On a separate note, I feel like suing Samsung. I like my Tab 10.1 but the lag (oh God!) is getting out of hand. Especially compared to my dad's iPad 2. How dare they release a new tab which is basically everything the old tab is bar the presence of Android 4.0? TBH, I been waiting eagerly for ICS since mid-March. I think next time, I'm going with Asus if I want something Android or just Apple.Otherwise I'd wait for a Win 8 slate.

Gearu says:

Huawei's Beast is coming (Mediapad 10 FHD). It's just that no one mentions them for some reason.

himmatsj says:

This is insane. Why would Samsung sell this at 400USD when you can obviously get two other better tablets at the same price point? 1-Apple iPad 2 which is still better than most (maybe all?) Android tablets. 2-Asus Transformer 300 which has twice the cores, higher clock speeds, and twice the internal storage.

I think if you want to do an experiment of who's a tech dummy, all those who get the Tab2 10.1 are! Like seriously.

On a separate note, I feel like suing Samsung. I like my Tab 10.1 but the lag (oh God!) is getting out of hand. Especially compared to my dad's iPad 2. How dare they release a new tab which is basically everything the old tab is bar the presence of Android 4.0? TBH, I been waiting eagerly for ICS since mid-March. I think next time, I'm going with Asus if I want something Android or just Apple.Otherwise I'd wait for a Win 8 slate.

impulse101 says:

Ugh win8, and shoot me now if that starts to get any traction on tablets.. It's almost as dumbed down and uncustomizable as the ipad

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is coming out in 3 weeks and their high resolution tablet is coming out this fall.. Galaxy Tab 10.1 is getting ICS now in Canada and within the next 3 weeks in USA