For anybody who desires a tablet, however, does not want an iPad (because expensive) or an Amazon Fire (because limited), it often looks like there aren’t many options. Samsung halfheartedly provides a couple of models; however, they’re rarely updated or on sale.
The company’s mid-range tablet is on sale, for the lowest value seen so far: For a limited time, and while provides last, Amazon has the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 for $229.99. It is available in gray or black. Regular price $329.99. Note that CNET news channel could get a share of income from the sale of the products featured on this page.
That value puts the Tab A exactly $100 below Apple’s latest iPad, which has an ever-so-slightly smaller screen (10.2 inches). The two have the identical amount of onboard storage 32GB; however, Tab A incorporates a microSD slot, which means you can easily and inexpensively expand its storage.
Other noteworthy Tab A specs are four speakers with Dolby Atmos support, a USB-C port, and support for fast charging.
CNET hasn’t reviewed the tablet; however, you can read our Galaxy Tab A 10.5 preview for more details. Over at Amazon, it scored a 4.4-star average rating from over 180 buyers. If you want a “real” Android tablet with iPad-level horsepower, it is a deal value considering.