The cost of the Samsung Galaxy Tab has been hotly debated since its official unveiling at the IFA last month, with some online outlets initially pricing the tablet nearly twice as much as Apple’s iPad.
However, a concrete retail price for the Galaxy Tab appears to have been nailed down, as DSG Group, the owner of PC World, Curry’s and Dixons, has confirmed it would be selling the tablet for £599.99.
The prospects of the first genuine iPad challenger seemed bleak before it even hit the market when Amazon UK listed the tablet for a mind-boggling £799, placing it well outside the reach of most consumers.
Although even at £599, the Galaxy Tab is still £70 more than the most expensive iPad model, it does come with two front and rear facing cameras for video calling, plus Flash player support, which the iPad doesn’t.
Like the iPad, the Galaxy Tab will also benefit from a scratch and impact-resistant alkali-aluminosilicate screen, known as ‘Gorilla Glass’.
We were genuinely impressed by the Tab when we got our hands on it last month, and think it could be a real contender in the tablet market when it hits stores shelves on November 1st.