We always suspected Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Pros would have great difficulty selling at $400 and up, thus forcing the manufacturer to considerably lower its original ask. But it’s crazy just how much the 8.4-inch model has dropped in a fairly narrow time frame.
Three consecutive price cuts, enforced by Samsung on most high-profile retailers stateside, lowered the bar to $330, and as if that wasn’t enough to make the Super Clear LCD slate irresistible, a fresh Best Buy-exclusive promo sees the Tab Pro 8.4 go down to, wait for it, $280.
Free shipping included, although clearly, you’re looking at a limited-time bargain. One that’s valid 24 hours only, so you better hurry. For the record, Amazon and virtually all of BB’s rivals still charge $329 for the high-end KitKat-running 8.4 incher, which sounds pretty reasonable.
$280? That, my friends, is what they call a steal. Think about it, this bad boy is now roughly $70 cheaper than the most affordable Apple iPad mini 2, yet it offers superior 2,560 x 1,600 pixels resolution, twice the RAM (2 gigs), a beefy quad-core Snapdragon 800 SoC, far crisper 8 MP rear-facing camera with LED flash, expandable storage and Android 4.4 KitKat smoothness. All wrapped in a 7.2 mm thin, 331-gram light package.