The price and availability for the four new tablets from Samsung; Galaxy NotePro 12.2 and Galaxy TabPro 12.2, 10.1, and 8.4 models have been announced. These big tablets (literally speaking) were unveiled at CES and are aimed at business users.
Galaxy NotePro 12.2 is the biggest tablet launch; literally speaking, that comes with a massive 12.2-inch diagonal touch screen according to the product page. The screen size is almost comparable with a small convertible laptop rather than a tablet. Specs-wise you can expect the following:
- 2,560 x 1,600 resolution
- A quad-core processor
- A front 2-megapixel webcam
- A rear 8-megapixel camera
- Built-in speakers
- S-Pen stylus
Certainly Samsung’s Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is massive tablet but it is not the biggest tablet in the market. It is dwarfed in front of the much larger and pricier Panasonic 20-inch ToughPad 4K.
The TabPro series too sport high definition screens and premium specs. All the four tablets, Galaxy NotePro 12.2 and Galaxy TabPro 12.2, 10.1, and 8.4, run on Android 4.4 KitKat and sport Samsung’s new Magazine UX.
The Galaxy NotePro 12.2 will cost you $750 and $850 for the 32GB model and 64GB model respectively.
The Galaxy TabPro 12.2-inch model with 32GB of storage will cost you $650.
The Galaxy TabPro 10.1 costs $500 for 16GB, while the TabPro 8.4 gives you 16GB of internal memory for $400.
The prices of all models come with free subscriptions to popular services such as Hulu Plus, Dropbox, Bloomberg Businessweek+, and Cisco WebEx Premium. The prices look steep but you have to keep in mind that these are aimed at business users who can afford to spend on technology.
Galaxy Note 12.2, Galaxy TabPro 10.1 and TabPro 8.4 can be purchased starting February 13. Pre-orders will start from February 4 at midnight Eastern Time. For the Galaxy TabPro 12.2 you will have to wait a little longer as it will not be available until March 2014. Tablets can be pre-ordered from Samsung.com, Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, Tiger Direct, PC Richard and Sons, Fry’s, and Newegg.
What do you think about the new tablet line-up from Samsung? Would you shell out your dollars for a highly priced 12.2-inch tablet or be content with the conventional ones? Do write to us with your views in the comments section provided below.