Samsung's 12-Inch Tablet: Is It Worth $850?
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User Rank: Apprentice
3/7/2014 | 11:38:56 AM
I have purchased many Samsung products in the past and I have been very happy with many of them. However, due to the recent technology wars with Apple and Microsoft, Samsung has started pumping out high-priced GARBAGE.

A few months ago I wanted to purchase a tablet. I was very interested in the Ipad Mini but wanted to see what else was out there so I went down to Best Buy. At Best Buy I was informed that Samsung had just released the Samsung Note 10.1 2014 Edition. I was schmoozed into buying this $650.00 tablet even though there were absolutely no accessories for it as I was told that many accessories would be coming out shortly.

It's been 6 months and there are still no accessories for the tablet. Nothing other than a cheap hard plastic "protective case" which makes the tablet look like it's worth $8.00. I contacted Samsung and spoke with customer service and was told that there weren't any accessories made or being made for this particular tablet and was told that I may be interested in purchasing the new 12 inch tablet. How absurd is that?

So the solution to my problem, which is that I purchased a $650.00 piece of unsupported garbage is that I should spend another $850.00 on a similar product from the same company that ripped me off 6 months ago?!?

Really? Samsung has some really big ones to do this to people. The sad part about it is... there is nothing that I can do, or you can do, to make this stop. Companies will continue to rip people off because there is nothing in our law books that prevents them from doing this.

I had to go to Amazon and by a third-party case and keyboard in order to enhance my tablet. You would think Samsung would support it's own devices but... it doesn't have to. All Samsung has to do is get some pretty girl in Best Buy to convince you that it's the best option for you.

Yeah, I know... I'm an idiot. You're an idiot too if you buy this garbage that will receive ZERO support from it's creators.

Why is this a big deal? Because when Apple makes a product they make accessories to enhance the product. They don't leave it up to no name third-parties.

And for the record... I own ZERO Apple products. Maybe that needs to change?
User Rank: Apprentice
3/7/2014 | 11:35:33 AM
No. Period.  And I want one.  Bad.  I would love a 15" tablet.  But $1000.00 after taxes and chargers and whatnot?  Nah.  

I realize it's all relevant and I'm a firm believer that it doesn't matter what it costs, as long as you got what you paid for.  But at some point, we're talking dimishing returns.  $850 is way past that line.

I was going to go for the 12.1, but I settled for the 8.3 LG G Pad GPe for $350.  Almost a 1/3 of the costs.  For that I got what I paid for.
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