Tablet PCs: SA pricing comparison

For those looking for a 7-inch tablet PC options, we’ve rounded up the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, Nexus 7, iPad Mini with details and pricing.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is a 7-inch tablet that features Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” on a 1GHz dual-core TI OMAP processor, and sports a 3MP rear camera and VGA front-facing camera for video calls.

Galaxy Tabs use the Google Play store, and therefore have access to some great games, including GTA III, Minecraft: Pocket Edition and Angry Birds Space.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

iPad Mini

The baby brother of the iPad 4 features a 7.9-inch display, a dual-core A5 processor and a 5-megapixel iSight camera on the rear capable of 1080p recording. The device also supports LTE, and is unsurprisingly cheaper than the larger 9.7-inch iPad.

The iPad Mini has access to the iTunes game store, which is packed full of paid and free games. Some of the popular titles include Cut the Rope, Fruit Ninja and Plants vs. Zombies.

iPad Mini

iPad Mini

Nexus 7

The Google Nexus 7 comes in two flavours – 3G and Wi-Fi only versions. The Asus-built Nexus 7 features a 7-inch display, an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core chip, 1 GB of RAM, and 16GB or 32GB of internal storage.

Like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, the Nexus 7 also uses the Google Play store for apps and games, with some of the most popular games being Rayman Jungle Run, Need for Speed: Most Wanted and Where’s My Water?

Google Nexus 7 tablet_2

Google Nexus 7 tablet_2

So what are some of the options and prices available for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, iPad Mini and Nexus 7?

Please note: These prices are correct at time of posting.

Retailer Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 iPad Mini Nexus 7 (R3,000 for 16GB)
RRP (Recommended Retail Price) 16GB: R4,499 16GB Wi-Fi version: R3,399
32GB Wi-Fi version: R4,499
64GB Wi-Fi version: R5,49916GB Wi-Fi + 4G: R4,799
32GB Wi-Fi + 4G: R5,899
64GB Wi-Fi + 4G: R6,999
Takealot 16GB: R4,818 32GB Wi-Fi + 4G: R7,699
64GB Wi-Fi + 4G: R8,999
16GB: R 3,199
Kalahari 16GB: R4,621.95 16GB Wi-Fi: R 5,399.95
32GB Wi-Fi: R 6,399.95
64GB Wi-Fi: R 7,399.95
16GB: Out of stock
32GB Wi-Fi: R2,999
Wootware 16GB: R3,430
Loot 16GB Wi-Fi and 3G: R4668.00 32GB: R3349.00
Webantics 16GB Wi-Fi: R4999.99
32GB Wi-Fi: R5999.99
64GB Wi-Fi: R6999.99
32GB Wi-Fi: R3090.90
32GB 3G + Wi-Fi: R3899.90

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  • Vorastra

    Well they do offer a 3G + WiFi variant.

    You should’ve got that one…

  • what ima do is get a wifi tab and then just link it to my phone via a hotspot

  • Spelling error under Nexus 7. Its not a Halaxy tab 😛

  • Kurike

    ssoooooooo according to the article “we’ve rounded up the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, Nexus 7, iPad Mini, and Kindle Fire with details and pricing.”
    ummmmmm where’s the Kindle Fire?

  • Guy Casey

    Bring back Tarryn! At least she can spell properly and would most likely have added the Kindle in too.

  • Brian Kearsey

    Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is available from Digital Experience in Fourways crossing for R2995.00

  • Ga77a

    Now we need a comparison between the local market and international to see how much we are being screwed by the government, wholesalers and retailers in this country (Correction: mainly the government).

  • Marchant Volschenk

    I do use the hotspot feature on my GNex.
    Just I go through too much damn data.

  • Marchant Volschenk

    Yeah at that time the price difference was just too much so I use GNex as hotspot but dammit I use too much data and I only use it when I travel from home to work and at work. Getting a mifi device end of this month hopefully.

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