August 19, 2011 by Grant Clauser
HP may have given up on its tablet plans, but Samsung is giving its tablets away—well, to anyone who buys certain 3DTVs from Best Buy.
Starting this Sunday, August 21 through Saturday August 27, anyone who buys a 46-inch or 55-inch Samsung LED LCD will also get a Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet running the Android Honeycomb OS.
It’s a pretty sweet deal, considering the total package also includes a 3D starter Kit with 2 pairs of active Bluetooth 3D glasses plus Blu-ray copies of Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek The Third in 3D and mail-in vouchers from Samsung for Megamind and Shrek Forever After in 3D.
You’ll still need a 3D Blu-ray player, but you can pick up a matching Samsung BD-D5500ZA for $160. Not a bad deal since the Galaxy costs $499, also acts as an additional TV remote (download the app first) and does all the nifty things a tablet does. After the deal ends, the Galaxy will be off the table, replaced by a 3D Blu-ray player.
Below are all the little fine print details from the press release:
Products must be purchased on same receipt to receive package savings.
$1999.99 TV + $499.99 Galaxy Tab + $349.99 3D Starter Kit =$2849.97 - $500 TV Savings - $849.98 Package Savings = $1499.99
$2799.99 TV (Sku: 2209261) + $499.99 Galaxy Tab + $349.99 3D Starter Kit =$3649.97 - $800 TV Savings - $849.98 Package Savings = $1999.99
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Grant Clauser has been covering home electronics for more than 10 years with editorial roles in several consumer and trade magazines. He's done ISF-level damage to hundreds of reviewed products and has had training from THX, the Home Acoustics Alliance, Control4 and Sencore. His latest book is Necessary Myths
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