So the polarizing Samsung Galaxy View (refurb) is available via Groupon from the Good Guys Electronics for only $299. You may think of good use cases that apply to you...or you might want to threadcrap (remember marketing 101 kids, "you are not the target market." Either way, I took the plunge for $299. No tax charged for me, but possibly tax if in CA...not sure. Only 14-day return policy so keep an eye on that.
Annoyingly, I can't confirm if this is the version with LTE or not, though on the good side it does have 64GB instead of 32GB. The model is SM-T677A
- 18.4-inch 1080p (1920x1080) screen
- 1.6GHz octa-core processor
- 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory
- Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system
- 802.11ac dual-band (2.4/5GHz) Wi-Fi (LTE optional)
- 2.1 MP front-facing camera for photos and video chats
- MicroUSB port, microSD slot, headphone jack, and a charging port
For those of you looking to use as a second monitor there is an Android App that might enable potential use as a second monitor with USB called "twomonusb."
It's unwieldy but it is portable...