Samsung Galaxy TabPRO and Samsung Galaxy NotePRO tablets now available in the U.S.
The tablets are driven by Android 4.4 and can be purchased from Samsung's online store, Amazon, Best Buy and Tiger Direct. The Galaxy NotePRO tablets include support for the S Pen, and offer some of the same features seen on Sammy's other Galaxy Note devices including Multi Window, handwriting-to-text, Air Command, and Pen Window.
Unavailable at the moment in the Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 12.2. That model will become available in March. Later this quarter, Verizon will offer a version of the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 with 4G LTE connectivity.
source: Samsung via AndroidGuys
1. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
What ?! The 12" note 'pro' only $850 ?!
Bargain !!! :))
5. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4185; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
It's actually $150 more expensive than the 64 GB iPad Air... For $50 more, you can get a Surface Pro 2. I'd rather go with the Surface.
13. hurrycanger (Posts: 1505; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
Surface Pro 2 is the best productive tablet!
The Note Pro 12" is pretty much a giant flagship Android ft. Touchwiz toy for those who have extra money to spend. (Not like there is anything wrong with that though)
I believe it's more expensive than the iPad Air because of the display size. The 10" one is what compares to the iPad Air, and... well, the price matches.
8. joey_sfb (Posts: 4360; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Samsung also has their own group of fans. Their price are not cheap now especially outside U.S. Remember their U.S handset is lock down and require a U.S sim card to unlock before it could be use worldwide.
10. __0__ (banned) (Posts: 242; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Pretty clear to me that you're a samsung famboy . iPads are priced okay compared with samsung tablets. For me I would always go for a nexus tablet. Samsung tablets sucks
14. joey_sfb (Posts: 4360; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
To me both are expensive. But I would rather buy a note pro from their pressure sensitive pen. I write in foreign language and the pen helps alots.
22. joey_sfb (Posts: 4360; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
I already own a 10.1 form factor. Now itching for a 12.2. Greedy in other words.
3. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)
Lol...that device is already old. New Tab 4 series coming on the 24th :P
4. rangaha (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 05 Dec 2013)
those are allegedly low range though
6. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)
We'll see how the prices match up then. If low-end then I want the price to be around 200-(no more then nexus devices)
7. Arirank (Posts: 40; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)
The ordinary Tab are surely has lowerrrr specs than the Pro one.
9. __0__ (banned) (Posts: 242; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
You have mental issues ? $850 is laptop money , and you're using it on a mobile device . Tell me what the cheaper tabpro 8.4 can't do but the note pro can ? Except for the Spen features
11. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)
I have to agree. You can easily get a great laptop for around that much. I'd never spend more than 500 on a mobile device.
15. joey_sfb (Posts: 4360; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
I just notice that it $850 is for a wifi model meaning the LTE model is actually higher.
Thats way too expensive.
16. joey_sfb (Posts: 4360; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
To me S pen is why I buy Samsung. Without it Samsung is just another Android OEM.
Can buy some cheaper brands with similar spec.
19. __0__ (banned) (Posts: 242; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
I am willing to pay for my note 3 because it not only offers the S pen advantage but also better battery life , faster CPU , bigger screen and more ram compared to GS4. But for tablets iPad + nexus ftw
12. williamdroid (Posts: 125; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)
I had a chance to play with the Note PRO 12.2
It's actually lighter than I expected. It felt sturdy and that display looked gorgeous.
But i agree with the above comments, for the price i would rather buy a laptop or a Surface.
To each their own :)
20. Lycan155 (Posts: 115; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)
Nah the note 10.1 is a better deal , but the problem is that it doesnt have 4.4 kitkat i hope the update the 10.1 version soon i want to run 4 apps at the same time :)
21. docj8404 (Posts: 73; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
While yes, one can certainly purchase a laptop for the price of a GN 12.2, I believe it all comes down to needs along with a lot of pros & cons to look at. In all fairness, I haven't been able to physically play with a GN 12.2, but from the previews & reviews, Samsung seems to realize that it isn't a cheap by, therefore I'd say this is one of the first Android based slates geared to provide competirion against notebooks.
I must admit Android tablets haven't provided the most "productive" experiences in the past, due in part to size & software, but Samsung seems to of addressed some of these issues. Many people look at factors such as a relatively maintenance free OS , ease of use, expense associated with upgrading, productivity & portability. I point these few things out as these aren't really the shining points for windows based notebooks byvsome accounts. Again, even with the redesigned Samsung UX, it likely won't offer all that a Windows machine will, but it will certainly make a viable alternative for many people who are very much familiar with Samsung's Android & would like that continuity among devices in addition to something that will fill the void of a PC.
Without going any further, I'm beginning to believe this may be a great alternative for those looking outside of a PC or Mac for their computer-like needs. The additional S-Pen functionality may be a big big factor in convincing potential consumers this may be the way to go when looking for a device to fill productivity & multimedia needs.