Samsung Galaxy TabPRO and NotePRO prices revealed
0. phoneArena 06 Jan 2014, 17:33 posted on
Samsung's new Android 4.4 KitKat tablets won't be cheap, but that's expected, since they're all high-end. Prices can go over $800 for the Galaxy NotePRO LTE...
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7. MrKoles (Posts: 305; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)
Just wait to Easter, and I'm sure we can buy it for around 20% less!
2. shrimpanzee (Posts: 15; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)
I think the Galaxy TabPRO 8.4 Wi-Fi should be 359.99, that'll sell well. In my opinion it's better than the iPad Mini with Retina Display (even though the iPad Mini is a nice device), but the rest of them are overpriced.
4. ajac09 (Posts: 1363; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
Samsung still cant figure out that to sell there tablets they need to be cheaper then apples ipads.
14. hung2900 (Posts: 779; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
Usually Samsung's devices sold cheaper through retailers.
15. hung2900 (Posts: 779; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
Do you know that Asus almost has no margin from selling Nexus tablets? And this tablet cost more than not only Google Nexus 7 but maybe even than iPad Mini?
You want they give the charity for you?
5. joseram695 (Posts: 45; Member since: 28 May 2012)
Tab pro for 389$ is not to bad, I think about 349$ would be a smarter price tho.
6. joey_sfb (Posts: 2756; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Any of you actually paid a launch price for your device?
8. jibraihimi (Posts: 677; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 8.4, LTE: €519 ($519?), really Samsung, you have priced it out of my budget......... Samsung is becoming like Apple, in terms of pricing, this was one Samsung device which excited me after such a long time, but you priced it out of equation............hope final pricing is under 450$
9. AstronautJones (Posts: 250; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)
I really like Samsung products, but not that much.
$850 will buy you a decent convertible laptop with full Windows.
Hope the prices are wrong, because they will not sell......
19. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3947; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
$50 more and you can get the Surface Pro 2.
10. andro. (Posts: 1936; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Thats apple pricing there,These prices will be lower a month or two after launch
12. Sauce (unregistered)
Are you saying that only Apple can sell their tablets for an expensive price and still break/keep record sales?
35. lp894 (Posts: 5; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
It's not that. Apple prices ppl have learned to accept because 2 ipads get released/year. A 9.7" and a 7.9" Samsung releases too many tablets in a small time span to keep go up on pricing. That and too many of their devices are too similar. Example. All 3 versions of the galaxy tab 10.1 are Dual Core tablets with 1280x800 display resolution. 2 of them had 1gb of memory, it wasn't until the tab 3 that it was bumped to 3. The tab 3 was JUST released July 7, the Note 8 in like march of last year, and the Note 10.1 2014 in September, and lets say this is released in March.
Let's compare it this way. The first Galaxy Tab was released in 2010. Look at Samsung's tablet history Tab 7.0, Tab 7.0 Plus, Tab 8.9, Tab 10.1, Tab 7.7, Tab 2 7.0, Tab 2 10.1, Note 10.1, Note 8.0, Tab 3 7.0, Tab 3 8.0, Tab 3 10.1, Note 10.1 2014...That's 13 tablet between the first and most recent tablet available.
The first iPad was released in 2010 as well. iPad has the 1, 2, "3", 4, Air, Mini, and Air Mini. That's 7 tablets between the first and most recent tablet available in the same time span.
You know how many ppl have asked me "Is the Tab 3 7.0 worth the upgrade from the tab 2 7.0?" and it's very difficult to justify saying "yes it's worth the upgrade." I have owned the Tab 7, 7.0 2, 10.1, 8.9, Note 10.1, Note 8, and Note 10.1 2014. I LOVE Samsung tablets. But it's difficult to justify upgrading Samsung tablets. Especially when they come out with a new tablet approx. every 6 months.
Perfect Example. The Tab 8.9 was released 10/2011, the Tab 7 plus 11/2011, Note 10.1 2/2012, the Tab 2 7 03/2012, the tab 7.7 04/2012, and the tab 2 10.1
37. Chakra (Posts: 118; Member since: 02 Dec 2009)
Ah #firstworldproblems. When is having options really that bad?
It's pretty obvious that Samsung's strategy is working for them, or they would stop doing it. Believe it or not, there are those of us out there that don't jump on the latest and greatest incremental change, just because the commercials say we should. Maybe you should think about your need for buying a brand new tablet every 6 mos. Not saying it's wrong, and you have every right to as a consumer, but if your motivation is the have the latest and greatest at all times, then it stands to reason that is the demographic that Samsung is targeting. Furthermore, they must also realize that this demographic is also willing to pay these prices to keep up with the latest and greatest. So in conclusion, if they are successful with this strategy, releases, and prices, why should they change; such as lower prices? In fact, like most businesses, they'll try to to see how much higher they can get, until they see.
As a consumer, I can completely understand why you'd like these to be cheaper so you can keep on buying them, but Samsung isn't a charity, so they are going to milk the hell out of the consumer, and there shareholders will be more happy for it.
38. lp894 (Posts: 5; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Only ones I purchased were the tab 7, note 8, and note 2014 (cause u got it on Craigslist for $300). Work purchased the rest for testing. Being a tech geek I know exactly what I want so that's what I purchase. I'm saying based upon personal experience it can get confusing for the customer as to which they should purchase. Plus because updated aren't uniform you never know when ur gonna buy the dead product. Prime example: the note 8. As of yet there's no indication it'll get 4.3....but the og note 10.1 got it even though it's a much older device. With so many devices pushed out I'd CAN BE(not always) difficult for the consumer to figure it which elk offer the most longevity
39. lp894 (Posts: 5; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
I think their high end tablet strategy should follow their high end phone strategy....a new 1 every year. The Note being released in the fall and the S series in the spring. I think they should release a new Galaxy Tab every year(7, 8.x(0, 4, or 9...whatever they finally decide on lol), and 10.1 in the spring, then a new Note (8.x and 10.1) in the fall. My favorite device so far is the Note 8, I just couldn't deal with the lackluster screen and the ? of whether it'd be updated to 4.3 or not. The size was PERFECT for me(personally) it had all the features I wanted, with the exception of a high res screen. I think 1280 x 800 works on a 7" tablet, but 8 and up I think either needs a higher resolution or a higher quality LCD...the 10.1 2014 had both
17. xfire99 (Posts: 448; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)
Its worser then Apple pricing and ridiculous high.
22. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
How is it worser? It's cheaper than apples device not by much but definitely not worse. Ipad mini starts at 399, tab 8.4 at 389 for example and the same difference if for the 10" versions too.
23. xfire99 (Posts: 448; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)
389 is in Euro and in US its 530 US dollar!
Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 8.4, Wi-Fi: €389 ($530?)
Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 8.4, LTE: €519 ($707?)
Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 10.1, Wi-Fi: €479 ($652?)
Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 10.1 LTE: €609 ($830?)
Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 12.2, Wi-Fi: €649 ($884?)
Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 12.2, LTE: €749 ($1021)
Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2, Wi-Fi: €749 ($1021?)
Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2, LTE: €849 ($849?)
24. xfire99 (Posts: 448; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)
Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2, LTE: €849 ($1157?)
So is it still cheaper then Apple devices?
25. Ant34 (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)
Euro prices are typically higher than US prices. The prices in the article are probably the best guesstimate for the US.
28. aaron12345 (Posts: 15; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)
Obviously you didn't read the article fully xfire99?
31. Chakra (Posts: 118; Member since: 02 Dec 2009)
To help you along
" However, we shouldn’t convert them to US dollars, since Samsung - just like Apple - usually keeps approximately the same number value between European and US prices. So, if the Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 with LTE costs €849 in Europe, it will likely be sold for around $849 in the US (despite the fact that, if you actually convert €849 into US dollars you get $1,158)."
33. xfire99 (Posts: 448; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)
I never thought about how much it gonna cost in US, just in EU and those prices are about correct.
Note 10.1 2014 16GB WiFi cost around 610 Euro here and in US only 600 US. NotePro 12.2 WiFi 749 Euro is over 100 Euro more.
Tab 3 10.1 WiFi at release day cost around 380 Euro and TabPro 10.1 WiFi 479 Euro. Same 100 Euro more.
Even Ipad Air cost over 100 Euro less then Note 10.1 2014 WiFi version.
So yes, Samsung devices have worser pricing then Apple here in EU.
Before it has always been Apple and now its Samsung.
11. imyourpapi (Posts: 65; Member since: 04 Jan 2014)
I'll be getting the tabpro wifi variant. It will look good with my other tablets. Thanks sammy :)
13. twens (Posts: 554; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
I want the 8.4 so bad but have to save extra just to buy it. Maybe i will sell my note 3.lol
16. BattleBrat (Posts: 1059; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Yeah, I could buy a surface pro for that kind of cheese. I'll wait for the Nvidia super tablet.
26. smacsteve (Posts: 37; Member since: 16 May 2012)
I just bought a Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 and wanted to get this in LTE version, but was tired of waiting as I'd sold my iPad Gen 4 64GB with LTE. I knew there was a possibility of this new device being announce so I thought I'd get it anyways and see if I would just return it when I got the news of this New Note. Now that's it's out, I'm not inclined to return it. I just don't think I want to lug around a 12.2" tablet and it's weight add on. I'll still consider it, but I'm sticking with the 10.1 for now.
27. orielwindow (Posts: 92; Member since: 23 Sep 2010)
I'm confused... What's the difference between the NotePro12.2 and the TabPro12.2?? Is it just the stylus?
32. Chakra (Posts: 118; Member since: 02 Dec 2009)
Note = S-pen, and s-pen software
Tab = No S-Pen
40. lp894 (Posts: 5; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
See what I mean lol. Answer is simple enough, but can be confusing
30. daveydog (Posts: 24; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)
800 bucks for a tablet..... I think I'd buy a new computer at that point....
34. lp894 (Posts: 5; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
I don't think pricing will be that high. I can't see them charging $479 for the Tab Pro 10.1 when for $20 more they can get the 16gb Note 10.1 2014. I just don't see it happening. Granted, the O.G. Note 10.1 is still $400-$500 at most retailers so I could be wrong
36. TH30RY (Posts: 2; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2, LTE: is the one to get cant wait :)
41. sunnyfpy (Posts: 45; Member since: 12 May 2013)
Price too high,then wait for 6 months after launch,sure price will drop :)