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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 drops to £99 on Amazon UK

Samsung's 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 has had £100 lopped off its price on Amazon, and is now just £99.

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Update: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 has now gone up to £127 on Amazon, but it's available for £100 on Currys.

If you're after a tablet computer for someone special this Christmas, don't want to pay the earth, but are put off by the likes of the supermarket's bargain bin of slate PCs, then Amazon may have just what you're after.

It's slashed £100 off the price of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, dropping it to just £99. That's an absolute steal, considering the specs.

It's the 7-inch version of the Tab 3, and you'll have to have the white one at this price, as the black still costs £35 more. Your ton gets you a 1.2GHz dual-core ARM 7100 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage. Though unlike a lot of smaller Android slates, you can bulk that up with a microSD slot of up to an additional 64GB.

The display has a resolution of 1,024x600 pixels -- that's not going to trouble the Nexus 7's 1,920x1,200 jobby, but it should prove adequate for most needs.

The Tab 3 runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, which is looking a little long in the tooth nowadays. It's the Wi-Fi-only variant as well, and has a battery life of around seven hours.

These might not be top-of-the-range specs, but they're pretty great considering the price. £100 will usually get you a slate from the likes of Medion, or the Bush MyTablet from Argos. Not that there's anything wrong with those. They've proved a hit with customers, with the Aldi model selling out in a day, and Tesco planning a follow-up to its £120 Hudl. It's just I'd rather have the build quality of a big-name brand if I'm shelling out for a tablet. £100 might not be much for a device of this type, but it's a lot of cash if you're left with something that's no fun to use.

Is £99 good value for the Tab 3? What are you hoping for this Christmas? Let me know in the comments, or on our fantastic value Facebook page.

Update: The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 has now gone up to £129 on Amazon.