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Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 lands in the US on March 9 for $649.99

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 lands in the US on March 9 for $649.99
Last month, Samsung released the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 and Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 in the US, saying that the Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 would arrive a bit later, in March. Well, the largest among the new Tab Pro slates is now also ready to hit shelves.

Samsung today announced that the Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 would be launched Stateside on March 9. Prices start at $649.99 - this will get you a Wi-Fi-only 32GB version of the new tablet. Customers will be able to buy the Tab Pro 12.2 online from Samsung, as well as at Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Newegg, Fry’s, Tiger Direct, and P.C. Richard and Sons.

The Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 is a perfect alternative to the Note Pro 12.2, which costs $749.99 (or $849.99 if you want to go for the 64GB variant). Of course, unlike the Note Pro, the Tab Pro 12.2 does not have an S Pen stylus (which is responsible for the higher price).

Sporting a 12.2-inch display with 2560 x 1600 pixels, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 is a massive tablet that weighs 740 grams. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat with a new Magazine UX, and offers lots of high-end features, including 3GB of RAM and a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon processor.

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posted on 05 Mar 2014, 11:17 4

1. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)

This is an excellent device but gee, at least price it competitively..

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 11:28 7

2. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 261; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)

For this money buy a Windows 8.1 tablet...

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 11:49 3

3. SellPhones82 (Posts: 569; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

Agree... I bought the original Surface from best buy for $599 a few weeks ago and feel it offers more than any Android tablet around that same price.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 12:20 4

5. tenho1982 (Posts: 68; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)

Be clear:
1. It's not a Surface Pro so it's not running on Windows OS as in traditional laptops/desktops.
2. It's a 10-inch device compared to this 12.2 inch Galaxy Tab Pro (If you are a man you know how significant 2.2. inch difference is lol)

1+2 => For $50 less the price with a much older product, I see you lose much more than you thought.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 12:50 2

6. elitewolverine (Posts: 5192; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)

Only someone who is 'short' would feel demeened 2in.

Also the surface pro is how much now? The pro starts at 899 and considering its usage, is a full desktop.

Your first point is useless since you cannot run desktop apps either on this device, you will have to rely on 'apps'.

Or you could go this routehttp://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100013687%20600457678&IsNodeId=1&Description=windows%208%20tablet&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=20

There is more than enough tablets, for cheaper, for an actual desktop os with windows 8.1

Heck for $649 from samsung, i get double the HDD space, and a keyboard. 11.6in screen

Sorry 649 for a wifi only android 'toy' (let the hate begin), is not by any means my idea for device. If this was 499, then yes, score.

Or get a refurb. I paid 249$ for a 11.6in Lenovo Lynx Tablet, with dock support, and a 1 year warranty from Lenovo, then Neweggs 1yr addition to that, and was still half the cost of this device. Oh and double the HDD space. Sure screen resolution is not to par but for 259 do i care?


posted on 05 Mar 2014, 14:08

8. SellPhones82 (Posts: 569; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

Sorry, it is a Surface Pro running Windows 8.1...no RT BS, forgot to mention that but also figured the purchase price would make that obvious that it was the Pro. I needed an i5 processor at least. Would have liked more than 128 GB hard drive but the micro SD slot should make up for that. Also has a stylus, al-la the $749.99 Note Pro. I'll still take 2.2 less screen since I hook the Surface up to my 60" TV and that's pleanty big. Then have a logitech wireless mouse and keyboard for it so I get the best of both worlds.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 14:35

12. SellPhones82 (Posts: 569; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

Oh and it's only 1.6 inch screen difference since the Surface Pro is 10.6 in screen. An inch and a half makes no difference to me. The Tab Pro is a little lighter, so you could say it's more portable and has a better resolution but I'll still take the Surface Pro over this for the price. Double the hard drive space and double the RAM too unless the Tab Pro has 3GB in it. Surface Pro is 4GB.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 13:34 3

7. Finalflash (Posts: 3527; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

600 for the ORIGINAL surface??? you got ripped off man they trade those for sandwiches now.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 14:08

9. SellPhones82 (Posts: 569; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

It's a Pro...


posted on 05 Mar 2014, 12:09 2

4. camera531 (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)

I've tried the Note 12.2 and while it's great in many ways, there are also significant problems. There are multiple points of light bleed in the screen (which is absolutely inexcusable in 2014!). Most reviews point this out as well. That alone is a deal breaker for me. The performance can also be laggy and glitchy, especially with both browsers. It's an amazing concept, but the reality of the tablet falls a little short. I'd get a Windows tablet or iPad before this.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 14:14

10. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)

Well said. Investing to Surface Pro 2 or other W8 tablet/laptop/hybrid is better choice, as well as saving money and getting fantastic iPad Air or Android tablet.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 14:29

11. Totse2k15 (Posts: 470; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)

$649.99/$749.99? That can get me the next upcoming new Nexus 8 AND the new Nexus 10 2014. No thanks, Sammy.

posted on 05 Mar 2014, 23:26 1

13. joey_sfb (Posts: 6600; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

I am very happy with my note pro 12.2 and that all that matters to me :-)

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