We’ve been hearing whispers about a student edition of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, complete with a keyboard dock and USB adapter at no extra cost. While Samsung did make it official today, they noted that the deal is only available for a limited time. The student edition will hit shelves on Sunday, and you’ll only have two weeks to grab one. The keyboard dock and USB adapter make the bundle worth around $350, but Samsung is still selling it for $249. There’s no word on if the student edition will be available exclusively to students, but we imagine that it’ll be open to everyone.

The full press release can be found below, and be sure to stay tuned to AndroidGuys for all the latest on the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition.

So, is anyone planning on grabbing one of these bundles? Do you think the included accessories make it better than something like a Nexus 7? Sound off in the comments!

For Two Weeks Only Beginning 8/19, Bundle delivering $100 in added value to be available at participating retailers

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., Aug. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Samsung Electronics America Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, today announces that its GALAXY Tab 2 7.0 device will be available in a special Student Edition, beginning 8/19 and for two weeks only. The Special Edition includes a GALAXY Tab 2 7.0 in a unique white color, a keyboard dock and USB adapter in the box – a retail value of $350 – for an SRP of just $249.99.

Students will realize substantial benefits from the bundle, which will add a physical keyboard to the device as well as a USB adapter that supports plugging in USB thumb drives as well as peripherals such USB mice. With these accessories and the preloaded Polaris Office, the GALAXY Tab 2 is perfect for typing research reports or even creating presentations. In addition, the multimedia features on the GALAXY Tab 2 are perfect for enjoying movies and music.

“The education market is a significant priority for Samsung, and we are very pleased to deliver a bundle that is sure to be appealing to just about any student at a very competitive price point,” explained Travis Merrill, Director of Marketing, GALAXY Tab, Samsung Electronics America. “A busy student can achieve a PC-like setup in the dorm room, yet still pop the GALAXY Tab 2 out of the dock and slip it into a pocket for usage while on the go. It truly is the smarter way to learn.”

The special packaging for the new bundle also includes an insert with a series of recommended cool educational apps from Google Play.

GALAXY Tab 2 – Powerful, Smart, Easy to Use

The GALAXY Tab 2 7.0 is a powerful dual-core tablet running Android 4.0. The devices features an integrated IR blaster for universal remote capabilities, as well as an easily accessible memory card slot for convenient loading of multimedia files in a range of supported file formats.

The tablet also offers endless content access in a sleek design that can maximize the home entertainment experience. The Smart Remote App and built-in IR Blaster turns the Tab 2 into a universal smart remote, helping users easily find their favorite shows. Users can choose from over 450,000 apps, surf millions of web pages with Adobe Flash™ support, and access favorite movies and TV shows from Google Play or Media Hub.

In addition, the GALAXY Tab 2 is fully Google certified for complete access to Google Play and is competitively priced at $249.99, so students don’t need to compromise when selecting a tablet.

The bundle will be available while supplies last, from 8/19 through 9/1. Participating retailers include Best Buy, Amazon, Tiger Direct, Costco and Fry’s.

Key Specs:

Screen & Resolution 7.0″ TFT (PLS) Display WSVGA (1024×600) Resolution
OS Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich
Size & Weight 0.41″ x 4.8″ x 7.6″Weight, Including Battery: 0.76 lbs
Memory 8GB Built-inmicroSD™ Slot: Up to 32GB
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 b/g/nBluetooth V3.0USB 2.0 Host3.5mm Ear Jack

30 Pin IF Connector

Integrated IR

Camera 3MP rear-facingVGA front-facing
Other Features GPSStereo SpeakersVideo Playback at 1080p @ 30fps
SRP $249.99

More information can be found at www.samsung.com.

About Samsung Electronics America
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., markets a broad range of award-winning, digital consumer electronics and home appliance products, including HDTVs, home theater systems, MP3 players, digital imaging products, refrigerators and washing machines. A recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology, Samsung is the HDTV market leader in the U.S. Please visit www.samsung.com for information.

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  1. I would rather get a Nexus 7 (Tegra 3) :)
    – its a flagship tablet ( all the updates will be available as soon as they release it)

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