Samsung’s latest Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab A7, is now available to buy in the United States, the company’s American arm announced earlier today. The device in question is a mid-ranger in nearly every sense of that word, though it does decently at trying to hide that fact.

As a result, it features a modernized design with somewhat thin bezels, at least relative to the previous generation of the very same product family. Dolby Atmos support is on board as well, as is a 10.4-inch display contained within a slim, 7mm body that treads new ground in terms of portability, at least at this mid-range level of performance.

Of course, the Galaxy Tab A7 will be looking to rival Apple’s iPad Air series, and it might be a tough sell over any of those for the time being. Especially given the incoming arrival of the fourth-generation iPad Air models that promise a modernized design and improved performance over the previous models, which would address the latter’s two biggest shortcomings over a modern Android tablet in the vein of the Galaxy Tab A7.

Regardless, Samsung’s new slate is priced quite competitively as you can already order it for just $229.99, with shipments and in-store sales being scheduled to begin on October 8th.

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